Monday, May 19, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 76

  • 2916 Gamble Street (N & G Ventures LLC, May 2005)

May 2008

Vacancy and a Permastone slipcover can't hide the urbanity of this massive mountain of house. Made for a narrow urban lot, it speaks to a time when this neighborhood was valued enough to be built tall and thick.

Today it stands almost alone on its block, facing a neighborhood park heavily used by local teens. It's been vacant since 2000. But just imagine when that streetwall was complete, when long-vanished neighbors stood shoulder-to-shoulder. What a sight it must have been!

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