The property at 317 Linden Street has gone through some major transformations over the past 100 years. The front part of the building, which currently houses P.J. Scanlan’s Restaurant and Vintage Kitchens, has a unique history. It once was an orphanage that was run by the nuns at the neighboring St. Peter’s Cathedral; Cher, the famous singer and film actress, was even one of the orphans that lived on the property. The later constructed, rear portion of the building was last used as an industrial laundry facility.
The previous owner saw the growing population of new medical students entering the downtown housing market and converted the rear portion of the building into apartments in 2010. Due to numerous circumstances, the previous owner had to walk away from the project.
But then one local developer saw the potential in this property and decided to breathe new life into the building!
In 2013, Don Mammano of DFM Properties purchased the property with the intentions of renovating the property to better capture the market of the medical and graduate students looking to live downtown. The property originally consisted of 32 three- and four-bedroom apartments. After almost 10 years and numerous phases of renovation, the building now houses 75 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. On-site laundry facilities, a modern fitness center, a large recreation room, and private studies are just some of the desirable amenities that 317 Linden has to offer. The 317 Linden Apartments have expanded beyond its original market to include medical and graduate students, young professionals, and other downtown residents.”