Sunday, July 31, 2011

Minutes of the ONDNA June 5, 2011 “Annual General” Meeting (59)

The minutes of the June 5 ONDNA meeting are posted after the jump. They are reproduced from the ONDNA flyer left at Old North front doors the afternoon of July 26, 2011.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

512 D Street Renovation (58)

512 D, 2003
The renovation reportedly planned at 512 D Street might trigger “preservation” concerns among a handful of people.
     If that is true, then it is perhaps relevant to know the assessment made by the preservation firm Roland-Nawi Associates in their 2003 survey of the Old North as a possible historic district.
     I have posted their report on 512 D after the jump.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Barry Family Home at 516 G Is For Sale (57)

1. From the left: 516, 512, 506 G, March 20, 1942
516 G Street was built in 1939 & has been the Barry family home.  Lucille Barry died at age 95 in 2004 and Clarence Barry died in the home at age 90 in 2007. Their daughter, Jane Ellen Barry, kept the house as a rental, but has now put it up for sale.
In one sense, the Barry Home has had only one owner.

This post on the Barry Home is in two parts: 1) some recollections of Mr. Barry, 2) Jane Barry’s heartrending report on aging at 516 G.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Retrospective on the Fissell Home Now at 516 D (56)

1. Fissel Home at 516 D, 2011 (realtor photo)
The Victorian/Early Craftsman home now at 516 D (photo 1) is for sale. 

That fact prompts a brief retrospective on the structure’s “life and times.”

The 516 D lot is the third place the building has sat.