If you keep your eyes pealed, you start to realize Midtown still holds clues to its Nineteent Century past, before the neighborhood was taken over by auto dealerships and other businesses in an extension of downtown in the early Twentieth Century.
Take this house, or I should say houses, which are essentially two half flounder houses connected by a party wall.
Note the patched brick on the side, and the large porches out back. The bay windows are obviously not original.
Or take this somewhat worn looking row of two houses.
Half flounder service wings stick out the back, and the open gable roofs up front.
But from the front, you would never guess. Though obviously these simple houses stick out from their more terracota-bedecked younger neighbors.
Here they are again, from the east.