• Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Like Somebody’s Watching Me

    Sometimes, staring at a property conjures little more than the title of this series: WTH?  Or maybe in this case, the 80’s Rockwell song “Somebody’s Watching Me.” . One wonders how the look of this...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: How Lowes Can You Go?

    Pre-fab/ mass produced doors and windows are to quaint historic homes what a piece of pre-masticated chewing gum is (as a filler) to a smile with a missing tooth: unbecoming and fooling no one. Imagine...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: No Really.

    Remember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter cup commercial where some highly contrived set of circumstances would cause the bringing together of peanut butter and chocolate? See: The results are perhaps a trifle less palatable in...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Seriously, What the Hell?

    This week’s submission is courtesy of avid HI reader, Richard Johnson, who spotted this house on East 10th Street.  While this house may not look all that interesting or offensive, the reader noticed something a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: One Size Fits None

    Well, this is unfortunate. Here’s how I suspect this happened: ************************** Homeowner: I need new windows.  I’ll call a replacement window company! (dials phone) TW Rep: Hello! Thanks for calling Terrible Windows! Homeowner: Yes I...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Nothing to See Here, Keep Moving

    This American Foursquare on East Michigan (why do I keep picking on East Michigan?) is reportedly part of the Witness Protection Program as you can clearly see that it’s been artfully disguised as a suburban…fortress?....

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Now That’s Cuckoo

    This home with its second story door is either: A former entrance to an upstairs apartment (Good lord, I hope there were stairs or at least a trampoline to help people make it up there) The...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Spot the Triangles

    Quick! Spot the triangles in this photo.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  Find them yet?  You can’t miss ’em.  I swear, there are at least two triangles in this photo. Anything seem a little ‘off’ to...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Stark Gable

    I’d like to think that when this was built, the “architect” asked the owner, “Where do you want the gable?” and the response was something like, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”. Do...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Spanish Vinyl Diner?

    You know I sat down this week to write something witty about this beautiful little gem. But I have to be honest.  I don’t even know what the hell is going on here.  Which I suppose makes...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: McShambles

    Mc Shane’s Pub, on Emerson and E. Michigan, used to be a damn fine bar.  It was one of those bars that you’d expect to see very important people frequenting after a hard day on the job.  A...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Horrorplasty

    This fine architectural specimen can be found on East Michigan St. displaying her wares for all to see. I’m fairly certain this used to be a fine example of an American Foursquare…which is a bit...

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