Thursday, July 22, 2010
Back in December, I detailed the cause of this Second Empire style house at 706 Lakeview Road, in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland. It featured a nice, deep lot, with plenty of space. It was located one house over from the Schellentrager residence, one of the great Victorian houses in this city. Further, it was a small house - it could be rehabbed without the insane effort some larger places might have required.
Yesteday, I drove down Lakeview, and saw only an empty lot where once this house had stood.
The details, such as these dormers, are now lost forever. I do have a few photographs of it, but these are no substitute for the building itself.
How many more examples of our architectural heritage do we have to lose before we're to take action? We can't simply wait around for others to fix up these houses. There are enough people among us with the skills and the energy to make a difference - what are we waiting for?