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Wells-Goodfellow #26, The Beautiful Apartment Buildings

Built in 1929, as far as I can tell these apartment buildings never had other buildings in between them.

The side yards are big, and allow for community.

I think these are such beautiful buildings, and it pains me to see them all vacant now.

The streets are gently curved, following the lead of the topography.

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  1. AAAAAHHHHHHHH this breaks my heart!!!!! The whole series you’re doing on this neighborhood does. North City is such an overlooked treasure – it has a great street grid, tons of quality building stock, it’s flat and easy to ride or walk in, and it isn’t carved up into a thousand pieces by industrial infrastructure. Investment can’t happen soon enough. But it’s going to be up to individuals. No silver bullets.

  2. I like the 2 small windows on the upper floor. I wonder what their function was in the interior.

    • There is a hallway in the center of the building, allowing access to four flats on each floor (2 on the left per floor, 2 on the right) and maybe a couple basement flats. The small windows illuminate the hallway.

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