Category Archives: Fail

West End Walks. 370 Danforth Street

370 Danforth Street. An aesthetic disaster with a historical precedent.

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This is one I have wondered about for some time. What is going on here? Is it a house or just a garage? Who would put such an ugly structure on such a beautiful street?
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West End Walks. 133 Vaughan Street. Why is this here?

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131 Vaughan Street

This is just wrong. Where as 171 Vaughan is notable for it’s size, this is just the opposite. Too small and lacking in any character what so ever. Continue reading

West End Walks. Neal Street Remuddling

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Remuddle, v. (portmanteau from “remodel” and “muddle”), to remodel a building or room in a way that obscures or destroys key aspects of the original design.

141 Neal Street.

Appears to be a single family home on a pretty standard in town lot. The Portland Historic Resources Inventory (HRI) of 1976 lists it as being built for one Edwin A. Boothbay in 1891.The HRI states the style was Queen Anne.
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