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iloveionia

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Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« on: July 30, 2012, 02:45:31 PM »
Preservation SOS just finished its mothballing effort of a bungalow at Dancy Terrace. With the final inspection scheduled this week, it is exciting that our love for Dancy Terrace did get noticed.

Today, Preservation SOS took ownership of 8 of the 24 Dancy Terrace bungalows. Expect rapid changes and pleas for help to make this happen! Thanks to all those before us who managed to keep this unique cottage court alive for so long. The complete preservation of all 24 bungalows has been amazing and a symbol for Springfield's resilience and strong roots in preservation.

This year, we have not only completed one large mothball project at Walnut Court, but also stated 4 more (Walnut Court #2, Clark Street, 2nd Street,) participated in a "Make it Happen" project with The Well and preserved Kenneth's house from the imminent threat of demolition. Thanks again for all your help! And lets continue to make it happen!

A great big hoo rah!

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 03:21:35 PM »
Great work!

movedsouth

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 03:48:22 PM »
This is a big move for us. But I think in the end, preservation has to be a hands on activity. We are having such an amazing and broad support across all the organizations in Springfield. Now lets go and save some houses ;-) . Keep your weekends open.


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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 03:56:00 PM »
that is REALLY AWESOME!!!! Congrats PSOS! My free time is yours  ;D

iloveionia

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 04:38:19 PM »


Original window.
This is the front facing/porch window. 
Wow!


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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 04:42:49 PM »
I was really excited to see this front window.  So many of them are gone.  The original trim is also there.

As a side note, of course in our excitement to see the bungalows, neither of us brought a pry bar.  We unfastened as many screws as we could and then used the hammer to attempt to pry open the door.  Frustrated and impatient at this point, Nicole throws down the hammer, places her foot on the siding and ripped that plywood off with her bare hands. 

There is simply no keeping Dancy Terrace out of Nicole's grasp.

iloveionia

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 09:59:09 PM »
LOL Sheclown.   

Here is a photo from www.learnyeats.com with the window from back in the day.



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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 09:02:44 AM »
This is great news, congrats on all of the hard work.

iloveionia

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 09:18:46 PM »
Mothball pre-inspections scheduled for THIS Friday.  Hoo rah. 


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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 08:01:57 AM »
That's cool.  The moldings in that window are a little different in pattern.  Now we have two examples. Maybe we can find more.

iloveionia

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Re: Spfld: Dancy Terrace 8 Bungalows have New Owner
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 04:40:00 PM »
Joel and Autumn and Lisa came out to perform the pre-inspections for our 8 bungalows and the mothball COAs. 
3 hours later, soaked in sweat and house grime, done. 

One porch light at a time. . . . .