Thursday, March 29, 2012
West University Survivor
I have always made a point to glance at this little Italianate survivor each time I drive down High St. if anything to just make sure it is still there. With all the changes in the neighborhood who knows what its immediate fate could be. There is little information available on this circa 1885 house. It is probably original to this site at 1633 High and the exterior remains in fairly original condition. There have been some changes to the porch and polygonal Bay window and also the roof is covered in very inappropriate cedar shakes, but all this could be easily restored. After years as a rental I cringe to think what the interior looks like. When new this was a higher end home. The exterior trim and window casings were of a higher quality and design than that used in many of its contemporaries.