Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Adams-Sullinger-Armbrester House (ca. 1900)

This historic home at 1918 Arlington Avenue has just been listed for sale with Century 21 Alliance Group.

1918 Arlington Avenue is the first home on the left.

I admit, this one is a hard sell. I'm including it because I have this idyllic postcard photo from around 1908. If you're familiar with Bessemer, you'll recognize that this is probably the most challenging block on Arlington Avenue (commercial at one end, commercial behind, vacant school across the street...) but it is also on the verge of change. The home is a half-block from the Henry Sweet house renovation (more on this huge investment in the South Highlands neighborhood later) and across the street from a beloved--if neglected--local landmark, Arlington School.

See a contemporary pic at (the listing mistakenly states that the home was built in 1930). I haven't seen the interior, but understand it needs some love. Maybe the postcard will help someone recognize its potential. : )


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