Tucked away in a shaded lot, surrounded by dozens of early Twentieth Century apartment buildings, is this one house, in what could be best described as Shingle Style mixed with some Romanesque Revival styles.
Built in 1882, this house must have been out in the middle of nowhere, and surely the original builders expected more stately homes to follow. But they never did, and by 1915, developers built the two apartment buildings on either side.
Interestingly, the Sanborn maps show that the house indeed sat out in undeveloped land–across from a giant greenhouse. Was the owner of the greenhouse the builder of the house?