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Midtown Phillips Neighborhood

2548 12th Ave. S.

Built 1923
Charlie Browning
Across from Stewart Park, in the neighborhood with Andersen School, Banyan Community, Abbott and Children’s hospitals, this house was cited for various nuisance conditions from 2005 on, and was slated to be torn down in 2014. Now, acquired into the city’s Vacant Housing Recycling Program, renovations are underway. Through photos and real time, this home – a work in progress – will show some of the stages of renovation. Visitors can see what renovators mean by “good bones” and how structures are gradually brought back to life. The exterior finishing will wait for warmer weather. It is our hope to inspire others to take care in choosing homes to remodel, and take care in remodeling them correctly.