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  • Farnsworth

    Sigh, there goes more of this city’s character

    • JB

      Character? Vines can destroy the bricks and mortar… this looks nicer, the way it should look, much safer, and protects property values.

      • Anonymous

        +10000

      • CA

        Not to mention an awesome place for vermin to hide.

        • BitterElitist

          Yes. That’s how I can tell if rats are out. Are the vines on hanging on garages moving at night? If so, time to hustle.

  • Rock

    I bet they used Home Depot gardening shears to execute that cheap Home Depot devineification.

  • anon

    Wow — those were some serious vines! Looks like some of the windows were almost completely covered.

  • Anonymous

    sad that it’s so bad for brick because it looks SO good

  • Florista

    I don’t mean this to be a dumb question, but how do you think they got it all off?

    • Tons of Round Up.

      • anony

        Actually all it usually takes is cutting out a 1-2′ section where each main root emerges from the ground. That will cause everything up top to wilt and die making it easier to pull off. The hard part is digging the root mass out of the ground to make sure it doesn’t come back.

        I did this once for an old wooden privacy fence only to discover in the end that the ALL of the interior wood had long ago rotted out leaving a vine exoskeleton holding up the rest of the fence. Vines are pretty but very destructive to the host.

        • anon

          I like your “vine exoskeleton” description.

  • The house is now has several vacation rental apartments.
    http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p341713

    • anon

      super sleuth!

    • Anonymous

      That explains it… i live nearby and constantly see families with suitcases. I thought this person just had a lot of relatives!

  • BW

    huh? Where on 13th and Lamont? I used to live between 13th and 11th on Lamont Street (there is no 12th) from 2008-2011 and I do not remember a house that had vines like that.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      You probably weren’t paying attention. Actually the house next door to it was nearly covered in vines as well. The one with the golfer on the front door if you remember that one? Anyway, go to 13th and Lamont and it’s the one right next to the alley on the west side of 13th St.

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