A reader gave us the heads up that 1507 Dickinson St. was currently under construction. This home, located in the Newbold neighborhood, apparently caught fire since Google Maps took its street view photos.
In the past
Photo from Trend
The property was purchased by S&S Remodeling Inc back in April for $65K, and the developers are making progress. We’re not thrilled with the stucco job on the facade, but we suppose it’s possible that the bricks were so damaged by the fire that it would have been prohibitive to restore them. Fortunately, it looks like the cornice is being mostly preserved.
Work in progress
Whether we’re thrilled with the look of this particular rehab, this developer seems fairly legit. They’re working on a new construction project in Northern Liberties that would look nice if it could be built on the vacant lot next door.
It’s encouraging to see redevelopment in this area, on the northern end of Newbold. This part of the neighborhood hasn’t seen quite as much activity as we’ve seen in other sections of Point Breeze, further south and west. We covered possible construction at a vacant lot at the corner of 15th and Dickinson many moons ago, and that lot regrettably looks exactly as it did back then. And a few doors down from that lot, a long blighted property keeps on doing its thing. Hopefully, this development can spur additional improvement in the immediate area.
Other side of 15th Street