300 BLOCK N. ELIZABETH (EAST) / NE CORNER GILBERT AND ELIZABETH / SEEDS

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300 BLOCK N. ELIZABETH (EAST) / NE CORNER GILBERT AND ELIZABETH / SEEDS

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Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1970
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  • Submitted by CP on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:19pm

    I have loved looking at your site. This picture of the house next to the now Seed Garden was my home for many years. Every Sat. morning I had to rake the front yard (Oh, how I disliked that big oak). On Sundays, all the kids in the neighborhood would use the parking lot on Gilbert St. at the Farmers Exchange as a skating rink. The area that is now the Seed Garden had two sets of brink duplexs. They were very nice and had large rooms. Across the street from our house was a very large Victorian house. It had beautiful wood work and was two stories high with a third floor that was a full attic. Thank you so much for the memories.

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  • Wed, 09/14/2011 - 6:37pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 44.1096" N, 78° 53' 26.0016" W

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Cross street: 
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1970
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The intersections of (moving south to north/bottom to top) Holloway and Elizabeth, Carlton and Elizabeth, plus Gilbert and Elizabeth) 1950s.
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)

As I mentioned previously, the entire 300 block (east side) of Elizabeth St. was demolished to widen Elizabeth to 4 lanes for 1 block north of Holloway. Very useful.

While this produced the standard dead zone of vacant land for decades, something beautiful was eventually done with this land - it became the Seeds garden and the DIG garden.


The gate to the Seeds garden, looking south from Gilbert, 2007.


Looking southeast towards Gilbert and Elizabeth, 2007.


The DIG garden - looking north from Gilbert and Elizabeth.

It's great to see these non-profits creating opportunities, amenities, and beauty for the residents of the neighborhood - particularly out of an unfortunate and unnecessary blight on the neighborhood.

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I have loved looking at your site. This picture of the house next to the now Seed Garden was my home for many years. Every Sat. morning I had to rake the front yard (Oh, how I disliked that big oak). On Sundays, all the kids in the neighborhood would use the parking lot on Gilbert St. at the Farmers Exchange as a skating rink. The area that is now the Seed Garden had two sets of brink duplexs. They were very nice and had large rooms. Across the street from our house was a very large Victorian house. It had beautiful wood work and was two stories high with a third floor that was a full attic. Thank you so much for the memories.

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