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PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBBThe new home of Quadrant Private Wealth at 2 West Market Street was built in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman. Quadrant moved into the building on June 2. PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBBThe new home of Quadrant Private Wealth at 2 West Market Street was built in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman. Quadrant moved into the building on June 2.
Among those attending the Quadrant open house on June 4 were Quadrant partner Brian Cort, Northampton County Council vice president Glenn Geissinger, Quadrant partner Kori Lannon, Quadrant founding partner and chairman Herman Rij, Mayor Bob Donchez, and Congressman Charlie Dent. Lannon said, “We feel honored to be the stewards of this home.” Among those attending the Quadrant open house on June 4 were Quadrant partner Brian Cort, Northampton County Council vice president Glenn Geissinger, Quadrant partner Kori Lannon, Quadrant founding partner and chairman Herman Rij, Mayor Bob Donchez, and Congressman Charlie Dent. Lannon said, “We feel honored to be the stewards of this home.”
Quadrant Private Wealth founding partner and chairman Herman Rij welcomes open house attendees in one of the ground floor offices. Quadrant Private Wealth founding partner and chairman Herman Rij welcomes open house attendees in one of the ground floor offices.
Hardwood floors have been refinished and original stained glass windows retained in the renovations to the building. Hardwood floors have been refinished and original stained glass windows retained in the renovations to the building.
Open house visitors gather in the kitchen area which has been modernized, yet retains an original ceiling lighting fixture. Open house visitors gather in the kitchen area which has been modernized, yet retains an original ceiling lighting fixture.
Former inhabitants, Mary Schadt and two of her children, John Schadt and Susan Glemser, praised Quadrant’s renovations of the property. Former inhabitants, Mary Schadt and two of her children, John Schadt and Susan Glemser, praised Quadrant’s renovations of the property.
Large windows provide a great deal of natural light in the Quadrant offices throughout the building. In this office an original pocket closet has been retained. Large windows provide a great deal of natural light in the Quadrant offices throughout the building. In this office an original pocket closet has been retained.
Founding partner Herman Rij’s office was once a library and ironing room according to the former owners. It includes a gas operated fireplace. The rear brick wall was left exposed to give the office additional character. Founding partner Herman Rij’s office was once a library and ironing room according to the former owners. It includes a gas operated fireplace. The rear brick wall was left exposed to give the office additional character.

Quadrant moves Historic Home #1

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Dana Grubb Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The investment by Quadrant Private Wealth in the historic property at 2 West Market Street has paid off handsomely. The structure, which was constructed in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman, has been renovated to allow Quadrant to relocate its offices from One West Broad Street.

According to earlier documentation about the site’s history, trombones manufactured for the Moravian Trombone Choir were once manufactured by Ernst Lehman and his son Bernard in the clapboard building behind the residence.

At an open house on June 4, area political leaders, neighbors, clients and friends were able to view the restoration and renovations for the first time and they came away impressed.

Visitors included three of the most recent inhabitants, Mary Schadt and two of her four children, John Schadt and Susan Glemser. Dr. Daniel Schadt (now deceased) had moved his family into the residence in 1976 and it was sold to Quadrant in 2014. “It’s lovely and a very tasteful update,” said John. “It’s fabulous and we are thrilled with it,” added Susan.

The update retained many of the historic features throughout the interior including hardwood flooring, light fixtures, stained glass windows, grand stairway and railings, and pocket closets. An interior wall in what used to be the master bedroom and bath suite was removed to create two offices. A modern fire escape has also been added to meet City codes.

Quadrant founding partner and chairman Herman Rij called the project a “learning experience.” “The Schadt’s maintained the property beautifully,” said Rij who noted that “there were many surprises which had not been taken into consideration at the project’s onset.” One of those was the interior walls being constructed of brick and the challenge that presented for running updated utility lines throughout the structure.

Exterior painting remains to be completed, a project that Rij says should be completed soon by Stirling Painting. In addition, the garage and New Street store fronts located on the property will also need attention in an additional phase of work.

Rij said that despite the challenges of completing the project, “Had we to do it all over again, we would gladly do so because we believe we have saved this building with historic roots for the community and (Bethlehem) Historic District.

Allied Building Corporation performed the construction and colorist Joyce Danko developed the interior painting scheme.