09 November 2008

Bad House, Bad House

Has anyone else ever noticed this little 1970 modular house in Corryville? It has hardly any windows and is completely out of place, especially since it occupies a corner.
 
I'd like to do a post about the church seen behind soon.

[Were: 232 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219] NE cor Oak and Bellevue

10 comments:

Mark Miller said...

You mean that thing is actually a house? I always thought it was simply a trailer that had been jacked up on stilts and infilled underneath. Now that you mention it a trailer probably would have looked better.

Dan said...

I don't even know where that is.

Mark Miller said...

2 blocks due west of the Vernon Manor Hotel.

distracted by shiny objects said...

A post on the church??? That little house looks like a short story just waiting to be written...

gerard said...

I've passed that house many times. I always thought it was made out of those big cargo containers that come over on ships. Nice.

Radarman said...

That church was perfectly proportioned for its streetcar neighborhood. It's now starting to be dwarfed by the developments marching south from MLK.

dave said...

A double decker cargo container would have been prime real estate in Iraq.

John Schneider said...

This house, such as it is, is located in Corryville at the northeast corner of Oak and Bellevue.

During graduate school, I lived about a block south of the house' location -- on Bellevue, a really great street at the time, maybe still is.

The house went up, in one day as I recall, in the early Seventies. Came in on two trucks, and was craned-off and put in place.

It was some sort of Federal demostration project aimed at promoting affordable housing in cities.

Hopefully, this single site was the end of it.

CityKin said...

It's still pretty affordable...it last sold for $20k.

CityKin said...

I guess this is a prime example of creating permanently affordable housing. Small, crappy, windowless boxes do not appreciate in value, thus keep housing affordable. I wonder how much the original construction cost in 1970. I would reckon it cost maybe $10,000. The utilities and lot might have been another $10,000. Same value today as then...