Arsenal Street Between California and Oregon Avenues, South Side

Crossing over California Avenue, the Grand Furniture Mart anchors the southwest corner; it is actually a combination store and apartment building, creating a dense, urban streetscape.

Tucked behind it is a Second Empire house and a 1950s in-fill house.

But the next building above, is important; it is a rare double half flounder built along a party wall. Note how by building the two houses adjacent to each other there is a larger side yard available for each as well as room for a side entrance for greater privacy.

This house is also typical for the area, where the pressed metal cornice and ornamental brick patterns replace wood millwork. There is also the concealing that this is a two-family by having the dual front doors hidden in the shadows of the front entry arch.

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