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Old 02-25-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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331 Grafton seems to be converted to apartments and occupied. Apparently being on the REAP list doesn't mean it actually is available. 414 Grafton shows as already claimed; 429 Grafton is available.
There's a small triangular lot on the REAP list on Belmonte Park Drive, actually on the alley behind it. It seems to be the back yard and garage for a house. How that became a separate parcel I don't know. 38 Yale Ave is also on the list, but the houses on that block are at 36 and 42 (the Traxler Mansion). Oh well, I guess I'll stick to Richmond. Unless somebody else here knows a good Victorian in the neighborhood available cheap for rehab.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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331 Grafton seems to be converted to apartments and occupied. Apparently being on the REAP list doesn't mean it actually is available. 414 Grafton shows as already claimed; 429 Grafton is available.
There's a small triangular lot on the REAP list on Belmonte Park Drive, actually on the alley behind it. It seems to be the back yard and garage for a house. How that became a separate parcel I don't know. 38 Yale Ave is also on the list, but the houses on that block are at 36 and 42 (the Traxler Mansion). Oh well, I guess I'll stick to Richmond. Unless somebody else here knows a good Victorian in the neighborhood available cheap for rehab.
Sure, many of the neighborhoods on the northwest side (Dayton View, Upper Dayton View, Mt. Vernon, Santa Clara, etc.) are littered with great Victorians in need of rehab.

Inventory seems to be low now, but keep on the lookout, they do pop up.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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"are littered with great Victorians in need of rehab"


The housing stock isn't quite Victorian...a bit later...a lot of revival styles, especially colonial revival and mock Tudor, also, Craftsman/Prairie School, though there are some pretty impressive individual Victorian specimens (Im thinking of one on Superior).


There was probably more Victorians in Grafton Hill on, say, Central, before they built those apartment buildings, and on Salem before it evolved into a business street. I know there was those two massive Victorian piles on the site of the Masonic Temple and the Art Institute...the Stoddard mansion was one, and forgot the name of the other. Mr. Stoddard built that whitewashed factory that is under restoration next to the former Garden Station, but he or his kin built a lot of the other things along the railroad there, some which are still standing.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. I took a friend to Dayton yesterday and he was impressed by the architecture. We noticed that two houses on the West side of Central, 200 block, are having their foundations replaced and that 224 Central is vacant. Is there some problem with that particular block?
The view across the Belmonte Park circle is great. As you mentioned, the construction is Tudor rather than Victorian. Across West Grand, there are two houses going to ruin in the 700 block of Belmonte Park North Dr. Curious that the proximity of Grandview Hospital doesn't make it profitable to maintain them.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I took a friend to Dayton yesterday and he was impressed by the architecture. We noticed that two houses on the West side of Central, 200 block, are having their foundations replaced and that 224 Central is vacant. Is there some problem with that particular block?
The view across the Belmonte Park circle is great. As you mentioned, the construction is Tudor rather than Victorian. Across West Grand, there are two houses going to ruin in the 700 block of Belmonte Park North Dr. Curious that the proximity of Grandview Hospital doesn't make it profitable to maintain them.
There is a bit of a crime issue in that area. Ask Reichard Buick about the problem, as they've been broke into many times the past few years
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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What is happening to the houses on the West side of the 200 block of Central Ave.? Two of them are either being moved or having their foundations replaced. The big house at the SW end of the block seems to be abandoned. Is somebody going to build another apartment building there?
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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What is happening to the houses on the West side of the 200 block of Central Ave.? Two of them are either being moved or having their foundations replaced. The big house at the SW end of the block seems to be abandoned. Is somebody going to build another apartment building there?
Pretty close to Reichard. Maybe the dealership wants the land?
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:21 PM
 
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"are littered with great Victorians in need of rehab"


The housing stock isn't quite Victorian...a bit later...a lot of revival styles, especially colonial revival and mock Tudor, also, Craftsman/Prairie School, though there are some pretty impressive individual Victorian specimens (Im thinking of one on Superior).


There was probably more Victorians in Grafton Hill on, say, Central, before they built those apartment buildings, and on Salem before it evolved into a business street. I know there was those two massive Victorian piles on the site of the Masonic Temple and the Art Institute...the Stoddard mansion was one, and forgot the name of the other. Mr. Stoddard built that whitewashed factory that is under restoration next to the former Garden Station, but he or his kin built a lot of the other things along the railroad there, some which are still standing.
Good point.
There's quite a few Victorians in the mix, but you are correct it's not the overwhelming housing style.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:45 AM
 
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What is happening to the houses on the West side of the 200 block of Central Ave.? Two of them are either being moved or having their foundations replaced. The big house at the SW end of the block seems to be abandoned. Is somebody going to build another apartment building there?

https://www.wdtn.com/news/grafton-hi...tle/1073011688


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FqM3cR79co

That's the story of those two buildings. Not sure if renovation is done.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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Thanks for the video. Good to see that those two houses are being saved.
However, I was inquiring about the 200 block, just South of Grand Ave. Next time I'm in Dayton I'll take a look. Who knows, those houses could be gone.
As you would expect, no real estate agent was willing to spend time on the question.
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