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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