Another burning building in Carriage Town. Photo courtesy of John Ehlke/The Flint Journal.
This morning the fully restored Jackson Hardy House at 525 Garland Street in Carriage Town burned to the ground. The fire also spread to what has come to be known as the Urban Alternatives House next door at 519 Garland, which was slated for restoration funded by the Genesee County Land Bank and UM-Flint.
Here's an earlier post featuring photos of both houses:
519 Garland Street as it looked around 1900.
Flint resident Bill Gainey writes:
I found this circa 1900 photo of 519 Garland Street in a private collection in Fenton last week. This house is also known as the University of Michigan Flint's "Urban ", or UAH. After finding this photo, I walked around the front of the house and noticed some of the aluminum soffit was missing on the southeast corner of the house. When I took a flashlight and peeked in where the aluminum Housesoffit was missing, I discovered that the original porch fascia, soffit and gutters are still there -- they've just been enclosed by the remodeling job! I suspect the original porch balusters and railing are also hiding within the walls of that ugly enclosed porch.
The future home of the Urban Alternatives House (left) and the Jackson Hardy House (right).