All of the buildings on our block were built between 1890 & 1920, some are single family homes, some are apartments & some are municipal buildings. But enough with that, let's take a tour.
Walk out our front door and turn north, there you'll find a Spanish influenced house that is one of my favorites in our town. It's full of stained glass & has gorgeous Spanish tile, a single lady lives here & keeps a gorgeous garden in the back.
This photo is doing the house no justice, the house is really nice in real life, promise.
Next to our neighbor's house is the Masonic Temple, built in 1920 the building features a game room, main lounge & meeting room.
Cross the street and greet our town's original high school, built in the 1920s it served as the high school for 15 years before being turned into the middle school. In the 1980s the building was given to the city and it is currently used as a city office building.
Directly south of the old high school are our across the street neighbors. This couple that owns this house have had it for 40 years. They purchased soon after they got married and have raised their children in this house.
Continue heading south and you'll reach this Victorian that used to be an office building (my mom got her wisdom teeth pulled by a dentist that used to work here!) and is currently an apartment.
Next door you'll find another Victorian that's a single family home. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this house is that the owners decided to put a metal roof on the house, totally changing the aesthetic but guaranteeing a long lasting roof.
The next Victorian is a the only home on our block on the National Historic Registry. Formerly a bed & breakfast the "Blackberry Inn" now sits empty. I can't tell you how badly Jus wants to get his hands on this beauty.
The Victorian on the corner is also vacant. We haven't gotten to walk through the house but apparently it is full of goodies like fireplaces, hardwoods & gorgeous chandeliers.
Cross the street and you'll find a beautiful Greek Revival. Oval lead glass surrounds the doors and inside a gorgeous dark wood banister. This house is currently an apartment building but I would love to see it as an upscale condo building.
Next door is a Victorian that's a single family home. Not too special from the outside the inside boasts built ins and arched doorways.
And next to that you'll find the Behemoth. (Have I confused you enough? Promise we just went in a rectangle)
And that, my friends, is our neighborhood. What's yours like?