WTH Wednesday: Polyglot Plot

Written by on June 26, 2013 in WTH - 10 Comments
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You see this and you think?…
First of all, you’re likely having trouble even figuring out what to look at first?
Windows: Wrong
Various forms of siding: Disaster
Was this a version of patch testing paint colors–try a spot of this siding over here and another over there to see which is most preferred? Same with windows?
Whatever the case: poor house. Bet it was a sparkler at one time, complete with rocking chair on the porch that once was…
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10 Comments on "WTH Wednesday: Polyglot Plot"

  1. basil berchekas jr June 26, 2013 at 6:50 am · Reply

    “Disaster” is the way to describe this once charming house with a former comfortable front porch…

  2. Norm Morford June 26, 2013 at 6:56 am · Reply

    The address?

    • Tiffany Benedict Berkson June 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm · Reply

      It was pointed out that it was unnecessarily unkind to put addresses with these. I will just keep it general, and say west side.

  3. David June 26, 2013 at 7:15 am · Reply

    Ouch, I can almost hear the house crying in pain. Why me?

  4. Tom Wade June 26, 2013 at 11:11 am · Reply

    I think this was the inspiration for some of the new buildings around town like 16th and Park, South East Street and others. 🙂

  5. Kristi June 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm · Reply

    Oh. My. This belongs in the “Best of the Worst” WTH Wednesday.

  6. Mary June 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm · Reply

    My husband calls these type of houses “remuddled”

  7. David Brewer June 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm · Reply

    My guess is that the red fishscale on the second floor is original.

  8. Kevin J. Brewer July 1, 2013 at 10:52 am · Reply

    Tiffany, you point out these disastrous dwellings every week, but what at all can be done about them if the residents cannot afford to make improvements?

    • Tiffany Benedict Berkson July 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm · Reply

      I have a feeling that a lot of the residents are at the mercy of slum lords who have plenty of money…that they do not invest in these properties. Either way, organizations like INHP offer some very economical loans, and if you’ll refer to the prior WTH post, you can read the comments there, rather than me repeating myself. Thanks, Kevin.

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