Vacant House, Washington Boulevard, Central West End

This house’s facade tells a story. Its original slate roof tiles survive, but then it lost its front porch roof at some point, and someone tried to patch the mustard color brick, and then at some point, maybe before the porch deck was lost, bars went on the front windows. Then someone built a new front porch that looks like it came from a mega hardware store. It is vacant, and maybe available for purchase. Or maybe not.

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  1. What is your opinion of the billionaire’s plan to tear down as many abandoned dwellings as possible per Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame and, more suspiciously, Bill Pulte, a suburban home builder? There seems little regard for any structure that might be renovated/restored and puts such structures in the same category as the hopelessly deteriorated. Personally, I have little faith that billionaires are the answer for the city’s ills.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Mr. Engbers, I will giving commentary on the billionaire’s ideas in a future post in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

  2. Obi says:

    What style of architecture would you classify this house?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Whew, this is always a hard one. We usually call these style of houses Early Twentieth Revival Styles, with some Dutch Colonial influences. With the front porch gone, it is also hard to tell what the architect is going for stylistically, as well.

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