Leffingwell Avenue, JeffVanderLou

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This block of Leffingwell Avenue is the only “intact” street left in the southeastern portion of JeffVanderLou; across the street is Yeatman Park, which had given the historic name to this part of the city.

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But looks can be deceiving; I have actually already shown the backs of these houses, in a post last week.  All of the houses have been tampered with by brick thieves.

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Further down, the houses are mostly intact, but still abandoned.  I learned that the buildings painted that funky red were once owned by the JeffVanderLou organization, now defunct like this building.

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I find houses such as the one fascinating; as the suburbs sprang up outside the city, some homeowners attempted to “jazz up” their older houses; in this case, someone modernized the fenestration and added Form Stone to the facade.  It clearly was not abandoned too long ago, as it still sports abandoned satellite dishes.

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This house looks like it received some sort of renovation; look at the windows and how they’ve been reduced in size.  Sadly no one finished, and now it sits vacant, its presence a worrying presence to the neighbors.

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