Sunday, September 26, 2010

"The oldest house in the footprint"

In the spring, Mr. Bill Reeves dug into the history of this distinctive creole cottage at 228-230 S. Tonti Street.  It dates to 1860, and is thus one of the oldest structures, if not the oldest, in the entire Footprint.

Unfortunately, the building does not have a sill.  Sitting directly on a slab (possibly indicating that it was moved from an even older part of the city) means it cannot be moved within Builders of Hope's parameters.  Thus, the house is slated to be demolished soon.

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