Benton Park West, North of Arsenal


But Benton Park West north of Arsenal is not all 1870s houses; the house above, encased in the stone work I learned to get used to in Baltimore (where it is ubiquitous), has recently been restored. Below, I love this row of houses with gable roofs, a rarity around this part of the city.


This beautiful Second Empire alley house either never had a front house, or was built back on the lot for a large garden.


But abandonment creeps in, even so close to such an iconic church such as St. Francis de Sales.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Todd says:

    I’ve often wondered if the city would put signs such as “Interested in buying this property? Call xxx-xxx-xxxx to find out how” would help curb some abandonment.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

  2. Rhonda says:

    The house in the last photo is finally being rehabbed!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Great news!

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