About a month after its neon signs lit up again 40 years, the Divine Lorraine’s scaffolding is coming down, revealing a graffiti-less front facade.
The restoration of the north-facing side of the historic building finished up before the November sign-lighting ceremony. The scaffolding was removed from the restored front facade last week, revealing the original green trim and black balconies.
Facade restoration continues on the south-facing side and the back, both which are still shrouded in black and experienced the brunt of graffiti. Powers & Company, Inc. has been leading the historic preservation efforts at the Divine Lorraine, which is expected to begin move-ins by January 1, 2017.
Here’s the north-facing facade in May versus today.