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Before and after on N Street

Text and photo from Mary Wingfield Scott’s Old Richmond Neighborhoods:

Most of the houses in Shed Town, whether early or late, were of modest size (both the McEnery and Blakey houses, as we have seen, have been altered). An exception is 3213-15 N Street, built in 1843 by Richard Malone. This is a handsome step-gabled brick house, very “citified” even today by comparison with its small neighbors (fig. 5). Large enough to have been made into a double house, it has had two curious additions: an elaborate scroll-saw porch, recently subdued to more commonplace lines, and an astonishing construction in the rear which was probably built to contain bathrooms, but looks like nothing so much as a grain-elevator!

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