RIP House: 2808 SE Belmont
I drew this February 10th and I’m not sure why it’s not in archived posts. The lot has been split in two , apparently. At least the new units aren’t big cubes, but the echo of old styles, just built quickly and with lesser materials. The old house was “nice”; I wonder if any of it was salvaged.
According to the notes scrawled on the page, this may have initially been the house of one E. W. Ring. According to portlandmaps.com , it was built in 1908, making it 104 at the time it was razed. I have no idea why it was sold. It was a huge house. I doubt that splitting the lot and making two smaller houses actually surpasses the number of people who could live there, and my understanding of tree replacement would mean a LOT of trees must be planted to offset the loss of those old trees.
I am bad at trees, so here’s the old Street View: Click here
Posted on April 27, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged demolition, gentrification, high density, high density development, historic preservation, infill, infill gentrification, no parking, portland oregon, RIP house, SE PDX walks, sleuthing, vanished. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.