The Brooks Home at 437 W. 6th Street
W. 6th Street Facade Improvement Phase
The home located on Millionaire Row, part of the West Sixth Street Historic District in Erie, PA, was built in 1885. The house became known as the “William Brooks House” after Captain William Brooks retired in Erie to live at the residence between 1892-1913. Captain Brooks was one of the captains of the USS Michigan, which later became the USS Wolverine.
In 1913, the house became the residence of Rt. Rev. Rogers Israel, a bishop in the Episcopal Church. The property later housed Cornell Abraxas, a residential substance abuse treatment center for teens, and was then purchased by the Erie County Bar Association along with the neighboring lot which would become their new headquarters. (Before Pictures: Realtor.com)
Hoffman United Takes Ownership
In 2017, Hoffman United took ownership of the house from ECBA saving it from demolition. Once obtaining the property, Hoffman United renovated the building to become a six-unit apartment complex.
The previous layout of the three-story property was a crowded floor plan to accommodate all of the patients of the treatment center. The home has been transformed into six modern apartments that are newly renovated with many amenities.
The six units include 1 & 2 bedroom options and range from 750 – 1200 square feet. The floor plans now include modern large bright rooms, central air, laundry in each unit, and hard surface countertops. (After Pictures: Zillow.com)
For more information about the W. 6th Street Apartments, click here.
6th Street Facade Contest
In our continued efforts to improve this historic and beautiful home, we are giving the exterior of the home a new look! We want to know which option is your favorite! Help us choose the exterior paint option for a chance to win a basket of local Erie Restaurant Gift Cards valued at $150! Restaurants include Chef Lisa and Pineapple Eddies
- Go to our Facebook page, where the contest is located – Hoffman United, LLC.
- Like the Hoffman United, LLC Facebook Page.
- Share the contest post with your Facebook Friends.
- Vote for your favorite exterior paint option!
- We’ll announce the winner in August 2021.
Thank you for helping us choose the new look for our W. 6th Street Property!
Renovating Federal Hill from the Inside Out
Refacing the corner of W. 26th Street and Peach Street
Help cast your vote for the facade improvements to the most up-and-coming neighborhood in Erie, Pa.
Continue reading “Renovating Federal Hill from the Inside Out”
Working Hard to Turn Erie Into a Thriving Community
This year has flown by with all our great projects and successes!
I wanted to give a brief update on the city we are working so diligently hard on to turn it into a thriving community. Continue reading “Working Hard to Turn Erie Into a Thriving Community”
Two College Students Making Big Impacts
Making Long Lasting Impacts on Erie
Thank you to Jim Martin for the article in the Erie Times News, “College Students Making Big Investments in Erie”, and how we’re redeveloping properties in Erie. Make sure to see the before and after pictures of our W. Ridge and Myrtle Street apartments – you’ll be impressed by their transformation. We’re focused on making Erie thrive!
Read the article: Making Big Impacts
Erie’s 2017 “40 Under 40”
Paul Hoffman, Erie’s Youngest “40 under 40”
I was completely honored to be the youngest person of the 2017 Erie Reader’s “40 under 40” nominees in 2017. It’s motivating to have so much local support at such early stages of growing Hoffman United.
Read the article: Erie’s 2017 “40 under 40”
Desire to Make a Difference
Edinboronow article, May 2017
It was great to work with another college student, Sarah Gillingham, and share my story and desire to make a difference in my hometown, Erie, PA. Thanks for the interview!
Read the article: Building business at age 20
Tackling Erie Blight
Tackling Blight with YourErie.com, April 2017
Our first video interview on our mission launch to tackle the blight in Erie City. Thanks to YourErie.com and Jaclyn Seymour for the opportunity to share our story with the community. See the W. 6th Street AFTER PHOTOS.
Read the article: Erie Local Tackles Blight
A State of the Union Message
To our customers, suppliers, tenants, residents of Erie, Americans, and the world – it is with great excitement to share with you Hoffman United vision’s for 2017 and beyond.
Since we were founded in 2014, our mission and vision for the Erie community and the nation have remained the same. To create thriving communities through the procurement, rehabilitation, development, construction, and management of blighted and abandoned properties. We believe our commitment to Erie, combined with business leadership and investment, will result in long-lasting economic impact not only for the Erie community but for the nation as a whole.