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3120 Third Ave. So.
Owner: T. P. Healy
11-4-90 / 5-1-91
Est. cost: $6,000.
|The significance of this house is told by the building dates. Healy begins to build a house in the winter. Now how difficult would that have been in 1891?
Although the house has been clad in asbestos shakes sometime mid-20th century, according to Mina Blyly-Strauss, who grew up in the house, it’s “not so pretty on the outside, but has all the stained glass and natural woodwork throughout. The second floor layout matches 3116 Third and the first floor is similar. including a very similar entry staircase in the front, though–unlike 3116– the third floor is unfinished. It was duplexed at one time, but the only thing left of the second floor kitchen are the sink and some upper cabinets.“
|Underneath the siding and porch enclosure, one can still see remnants of the original Healy exterior in the second-floor bay window and balcony, the rounded section under the side gable, and the high front gable end.
|A collage of images of 3120 from the Healy Block 1998 photo series (photo courtesy Mina Blyly-Strauss)