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John Loler House, In Ruins

Update: The ruins have largely been cleared away.

There’s not much to say, after the fire that destroyed the John Loler House two Saturdays ago.

The ruins will probably sit for a little while, and then be torn down.

There was a woman living inside, and she had some of her belongings on the side porch at one time; I don’t know what all this soot-covered stuff is strewn across the back yard is.

The fire was so intense that it singed the telephone poles going down N. 22nd Street.

One Comment

  1. Sad to see another remarkable example of our city’s architecture lost. At the very least, the first floor front facade would make an interesting entrance to a front patio if it could remain, and another building perhaps a cafe were built set back from the street. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening with what past similar situations have shown us.
    Anyway, Thanks for documenting the before photos!

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