The needler in the haystack.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hidden Plainfield: February 13 home ID

One of the other two identical bungalows is glimpsed to the right.

One commenter on Plainfield BUNGALOWS yesterday suggested Madison or Kenyon -- and there is a really fine example on Kenyon near Stelle that I love....but this one is not it.

Yesterday's home is on Waynewood Park, one of three short streets between Plainfield and Grant Avenues that run south from West Front Street to the railroad tracks.

The house is one of three identical bungalows across the side street from the Auto Zone store.
Just a block away from the Drake House, this example is one of three identical homes, perhaps built on spec in the 1920s. Waynewood Park is the side street which Auto Zone customers use as an alternate entrance or exit.

Meanwhile, I'm with Colleen Gibney -- maybe it's time for an Arts & Crafts/Bungalow house tour. Anybody game?  (Which reminds me, there is a signed Stickley
Arts & Crafts home in Plainfield. Know where it is?)

Where shall we go next week?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Talk about hidden, you mentioned three streets that probably none of us readers have been on, being half block dead ends. I thought I knew every street in Plainfield, but you stumped me with those streets off West Front, even though I have passed by them hundreds of times in my life.

Reminds me of the Honeymooners episode where Ralph is going to be on a name-that-tune quiz shoe. He has Ed play songs on the piano, but ignores Ed's brief repetitive prelude, Swannee River. and- wouldn't you know it- that's the tune that's played and Ralph gets it wrong. Uhmina, uhmina, uhmina.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful little homes aren't they! Too bad the "elite" of the City Board of Adjustment won't allow this type of house to be built anymore. It doesn't gentrify the neighborhood enough. Oh, and garages must be detached and in the back of the yard because we're still not sure about how dangerous it is to have a car in a garage attached to a house!

Dan said...

@ 2:52 PM -- I think you need to get out of the house a bit more.

First, I don't think zoning cares what kind of house you build if it meets lot size, bulk, and setback requirements.

Second, attached garages? Take a ride on Watchung Avenue, or Carnegie Avenue and tell me if you see attached garages.