Last month, we covered the transformation of the 2100 block of Carpenter St. over the past decade. As blocks go in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, it’s one of the more impressive stories, with nearly thirty vacant lots turning into houses since 2004. Today, we bring the 700 block of S. Chadwick St. to your attention, specifically the stretch between Fitzwater and Catharine Sts.
Here’s an aerial view of this block in 2007, where you can see only ten homes built on the twenty-five lots on the block.
And just for fun, here are a couple of images from Google Maps Streetview, likely from 2009.
As recently as a couple of years ago, there was blight, and a shocking amount of empty land on this cute little block. A couple of larger development projects and several one-off rehabs and new construction projects have turned this block into one that fits right in with the rest of the neighborhood.
With homes selling for over $500K on this block, it’s clearly lost whatever stigma it may have had just a few years back. The only remaining issue that we can come up with (and it’s a small one) is the commissary for food trucks (?) located at the southern end of the street, fronting Catharine.
Could this someday be a double-wide garage-front home?
Only time will tell, but it sure seems more likely than it may have just a few years back.