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  • Ugh, this kills me. This means they took those beautiful tin ceilings out… Here’s hoping they saved them for reuse, but somehow I feel as though that didn’t happen. 🙁

  • Jesus. This house had some unreplicable gems on the inside and now they’re all gone. Hopefully they wound up at Community Forklift or Second Chance and not the dump. Sad.

  • I love old stuff, the charm, the detail, the craftsmanship, etc, but this house needed all new systems- condos/apts or single family home. That’s got to be hard to do without tearing out a lot of stuff.

    And we haven’t seen the final product yet, so who knows what it will look like.

    It’s sad to say, but prices are so high that at this point I think I prefer greater density over historic preservation.

  • My sadness at this is overwhelming. They’re already putting in those cheap looking fake assed pane windows. There are ways to put in new systems without destroying the interiors. I pray that they saved some of it but I doubt it. I need to start a blog called Crimes Against Architecture but it may be too late.

  • I’m all for preservation, but this house was a mess, and there wasn’t a lot of original detail to save. A random mix of flooring, ceiling materials, and radiators. One room had linoleum. The balustrade on the top floor had separated from the wall, and the whole staircase was sketchy. As for the new windows, they are a huge improvement. The house had at least two broken windows that had been that way for years (meaning likely water damage), and the original windows were long gone anyway. Random mix of roofing materials suggest there would be some surprises overhead, and the cheap addition (now gone) would have required a lot of work. This house would have been a hugely expensive project for a non-developer.

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