Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Pinnacle Of The Farview Park Historic District...

Photo By John Hoff

Of all the historic houses surrounding Farview Park--including the one purchased by Realtor Connie Nompelis in a case of "grand theft house" at $7,900--this distinctive green mansion on Lyndale Ave. N. tends to leave the strongest impression.

However--and I've heard this from more than one source--apparently the house was ready to be demolished at one point, and neighborhood people had to step in and rally for its preservation. However, I've never gotten the detailed story. I heard something about the house being sold for a dollar. Not sure if that is true or a very localized urban legend.

So this is the deal. Johnny Northside can't write everything. So here's a picture of the house, here are open comment threads, and anybody who has the story is free to enlighten us. Let's see if this works.

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1 comment:

Jordan Neighbor said...

Deb Wagner can tell us the story.

Deb? Deb, are you here? Can someone tell Deb to come tell us the story?