Tuesday, February 14, 2006
This view shows the barn/garage structure located on the ally. Much older than the house, this structure was once home to an ice distribution business. The walls are insulated with sawdust. The southeast corner of the structure is an interesting little office room, and rumor has it that the housebuilder/owner lived in the office while the house was under construction. That's not out of the question because the office has its own toilet and sink. Office door and window are visible in the photo.
South-facing view of the property shows the half-timber detail on the upper eaves and second floor. The sunroom/porch contains a stairway access to the basement level; the porch entry stairs lead to the door of the attached garage. Side yard of the property was home to 6 cottonwood trees that were well past the pull-by date. At the time this photo was taken, all six had been removed. Many cottonwood trees in the community had been rotting and falling. The 10 on this property caused some severe sidewalk and pavement problems. The cottonwoods on the boulevard (shown in the first post) were also scheduled for removal. Taking advantage of a local community tree program, all the trees have been replaced with more appropriate species.