Houses, Cabanne and Hamilton Avenues, West End

While I’ve been focusing on apartment buildings in the greater West End around Cabanne Avenue, it’s important to remember that there are still mostly houses in this neighborhood. And they are spectacular. The house above is on Hamilton Avenue.

The rest are on Cabanne Avenue, and they remind us that the mythical “brick only” building code that was supposedly passed after the Great Fire of 1849 clearly had exceptions out in the suburbs reached by the automobile and streetcar.

There are wonderful examples of the Shingle Style, which does not have its own individual tag (I’ve inadequately grouped it under the Queen Anne Style).

But there are still brick homes as well, such as the one below, which also clearly once had some sort of dramatic wraparound porch that could be replaced one day.

The house below is still waiting its rehab, as well.

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