Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lehigh and Cherry

This is really a magnificent house. It's huge! Rare in this neighborhood, it's a wide single (many twins and rows are only 11'-12' wide inside, this one I estimate is closer to 18'-20'). Corner lot, all brick.
Which makes it all the more sad that it's been sitting in this dilapidated state for so long. It's been like this for years; sometimes some activity is going on, but mostly just boarding up something. The boarded up side windows are a recent addition, as is the graffiti on the porch (you can see it if you click on the image and blow it up).
I'd like to meet the owner sometime, find out what the deal is. Lack of funding? Lack of interest? Might be hard to find a family to move in here in this part of Lehigh St. (not really worse or better than any other part of town), so maybe they want to convert it to apartments and couldn't get the permits. Maybe there are bigger issues that he couldn't deal with.
Either way, I love this house, but am sad to see it waste away, just like much of Easton.

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