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Renovating in Otterbein By Mary Zajac | Baltimore Architecture Foundation
Phil Dubey, owner of Dubey's Art & Antiques on Howard Street's Antiques Row, is one of them.
Along with being an original Dollar House owner, Dubey also has the distinction of being the first homesteader to be awarded a house at the drawing which took place in the Old Otterbein Church Hall.
Dubey describes an overflow crowd with Mayor William Donald Schaefer in attendance.
"When my name was drawn, Schaefer asked me, 'Where do you live?' remembers Dubey
The mayor recognized Dubey
, rolled down the window and said to him, "Have at it, man."
"It just shows you what a super guy Schaefer was," says Dubey
Dubey's renovation of his
circa 1795 South Sharp Street house began with replacing a caved in roof and putting up copious amounts of drywall in the kitchen and bedroom to make them habitable while other work took place.
rebuilt the back section of the house to suggest a carriage house, replaced damaged floors with original style wood and salvaged the home's original wainscoting and six-inch wide crown moldings.
"I'd work a little and do something [to the house]; then I'd work a little more and get something else done," says Dubey
The house "wasn't worth a dollar," he
cites the diversity of the original community.
Police cut ribbon for substation in vicinity of Antique Row
Philip S. Dubey, president of the Antique Row Association and owner of Dubey's Art and Antiques on Howard Street, said the substation has been planned for six months.
"We've cleaned up the adult book store that was over on Howard Street," Mr. Dubey
"I love antique porcelain because it's ...
"I love antique porcelain because it's unchanged,"says Phil Dubey owner of Dubey's Art & Antiques, "The pieces still look exactly as they did when they first came out of the kiln.
Somerset Development Company - Professional Arts
"There's not a tremendous amount of foot traffic around here," says Philip Dubey, owner of Dubey's Art and Antiques, Inc. which occupies 805 to 807 Howard Street.As an antique dealer, Dubey has been quite successful.He expanded his shop from just one store space to tits current 11,000-square foot locale (which includes Antique Row Stalls, LLC at 809 Howard) and says he has built a following of connoisseurs from all over the world in his sixteen years of business.Nevertheless, he acknowledges that the area is always overlooked.Dubey heads the only business colatition in the area, known as both the Antique Row Association and the Howard-Read-Tyson Street Association.He
admits that there is not enough self-promotion by Read Street and Antique Row merchants and the association itself does not have a large budget which is his
diplomatic way of admitting that the group is not very effective.When it comes to working with the city to help promote the area, Dubey
says most of the dealers do not want to be bothered.
Another problem, says Dubey
, is the overall perception of the neighborhood as unsafe.He
maintains the problem is not the crime, but that the streets are not well lit in the evening.
"How do you convince the people in Homeland, Guilford, Roland Park, and the valleys to come downtown?They think they are going to get mugged and they're not," Dubey
At local antiques show, everything old is new again : - Annapolis
"It's a great location," said dealer Philip Dubey of Baltimore.
Some dealers specifically brought items made in Annapolis, like a drop-leaf table at Mr. Dubey's
display dating from 1790.