April 10, 2014

After Collegetown Fire, Ithaca Landlord Hopes to Rebuild

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Nearly one month after a fire destroyed the interior of a Collegetown house, landlord Nick Lambrou says he plans on rebuilding the house that both he and students loved.

“I have a feeling this is one of those kinds of houses that made the street proud. I plan on rebuilding her,” he said of 202 Eddy St., which was destroyed after a fire broke out on March 14.

Twelve students were displaced after the fire destroyed the interior of the residence. No injuries were reported and Cornell assisted the students in finding housing.

After meeting with the City’s Building Department Tuesday, Lambrou said both the department and Ithaca are in “complete support” of the reconstruction of the house.

Lambrou said he plans to meet with the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission Friday. After seeking the Commission’s input, he said he will apply for a building permit.

Nick Lambrou, the landlord of 202 Eddy St., says he plans to rebuild the house after it has suffered extensive damage from a fire. (Lisa Gibson / Sun Staff Photographer)