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Byline: Eileen Kennedy
Sep. 28--When Steven Bauld first saw the Laton House and the Hammar Building in Railroad Square, he saw structures with a lot of potential.
"They weren't living up to their potential. That's what I've done most of my adult life, take things that weren't living up to their potential and turn them around," Bauld said. Retired for the past three years, he bought those two buildings and a rooming house at 29 Temple St. for $1.8 million in July, from a Manchester company that has owned them for a number of years.
And he has plans to refurbish the buildings over the next two years, upgrading the apartments and bringing in new commercial and retail tenants for the first floors of the buildings.
Those buildings were the subject of another plan almost exactly two years ago, …