These Spanish Colonial Revival houses on Winthrop Avenue could have a lot going for them. The architectural style is fairly unique in the Midwest and adds interest to this street of homes from the 1920’s. These unfortunate houses now have vinyl siding and their historic windows have been ripped out and replaced with windows ignorant of the original stylistic intent. In one instance, the historic windows remain propped against the house, as if to taunt preservationists! Generic doors and added walls disrupt historic entrances. A sort of exterior wainscoting “decorates” one house with faux stone. Thankfully, these changes are relatively easily remedied. A last bit of hope, the remaining historic details on these houses still add a unique flavor to their neighborhood.