Saturday, February 7, 2015

RIP: Phineas Street (North Side)

DEMOLITION LIST: These historic homes on the south side of Phineas Street are to be demolished next week for a new hotel project by October Development. Although Phineas Street is one of the oldest surviving streets on the North Side, with homes possibly dating to the 1830s, the street is not designated as a historic district. This means that the buildings, in spite of their age and interest, are not protected from demolition. What does it say about the historic designation process when one of the oldest streets in the city is not considered eligible?