Back in September 2011 I mapped out the neighborhood by sorting through the original building permits to see when houses were built and who built them. There were a few addresses where building permits didn’t exist, which suggested that they were old, and the houses that are on the lots are, indeed old. Yet, when those parcels were developed as part of the neighborhood all the houses around them have permits. To start digging a little deeper into some of these permit-less houses, I decided to investigate the houses at 589-597 Columbia Road. I’m far from finished in this research, but think what I’ve found so far is interesting enough to share.
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