On the west side of North Loomis between Mountain and LaPorte are four old houses. All four houses have had additions built on to expand the amount of livable space. But one of these additions is not like the others.
Looking at an aerial view is a helpful way to get a sense of the mass and scale of a house in comparison to the houses around it. The houses shown above are all over 100 years old with additions added at various times since then. These four houses are bounded by alleys to the north and south (in other words, there's an alley along the bottom of the photo (south) and another alley along the top (north)).
|4 Houses on North Loomis - Aerial view thanks to Google Maps|
So of these four houses, 3 still have room to expand under the new ordinance that was approved by the city council on March 5th, 2013. One, however, would have to be creatively redesigned if it were to be built today.
|Three of the four houses can be seen in this photo. |
119 N. Loomis is the White house taking up the left half of the photo.