Friday, August 14, 2015

Demolition Planned in North Oakland

RIP
In the 4500 block of Centre Avenue (North Oakland) is a row of five handsome 1890s Victorian homes. At 4504 Centre is this large house, which I photographed in 2011. Soon these beautiful old houses will be demolished for a new housing development. The revitalization of Pitsburgh can be bittersweet. While some historic buildings are preserved, others are destroyed for new development. It is hard to imagine a development that could be more attractive than these five homes, even in their somewhat neglected condition.