While driving recklessly down Delaware Street, we had to slow to 45 MPH to take note of this unique historic duplex-that-wants-to-be-a-row-house. At first we thought this was a Post-Modern, early 2oth Century revival, but on further inspection, it does appear to be historic. It was fortunate that we paused on Delaware that day, for unto us was given a duplex of terrible rehabilitation.
Major travesties include:
-Bricking in original window bays.
-Replacing historic windows.
-Pouring new stairs that are out of character and replacing the hand-rail with an industrial model.
-Removing the original stoop (note the ghosting above the door).
-Poorly replacing the front door.
-PVC pipes disrupting the ornamental brick pattern.