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Benton Park West, North of Arsenal

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But Benton Park West north of Arsenal is not all 1870s houses; the house above, encased in the stone work I learned to get used to in Baltimore (where it is ubiquitous), has recently been restored. Below, I love this row of houses with gable roofs, a rarity around this part of the city.

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This beautiful Second Empire alley house either never had a front house, or was built back on the lot for a large garden.

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But abandonment creeps in, even so close to such an iconic church such as St. Francis de Sales.

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Also, don’t forget I’m offering my iconic historic breweries of South City Tour this Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 6:30. Buy tickets here.

4 Comments

  1. I’ve often wondered if the city would put signs such as “Interested in buying this property? Call xxx-xxx-xxxx to find out how” would help curb some abandonment.

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