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The last magnificent home on Union Avenue

Will the Nineteenth Century Club fall victim to the track hoes?

Nineteenth Century Club

Nineteenth Century Club

The Nineteenth Century Club is a philanthropic and cultural women’s organization.  The organization bought the magnificent house at 1433 Union Avenue in 1926.  The mansion was originally built for Rowland J. Darnell in 1909 and was one of many mansions that lined the stretch of  in Midtown. Now it’s the last one standing, the next door neighbor of Taco Bell.  The area is now home to fast food joints, strip shopping centers, and modern office buildings and retail.

The property is for sale for  $1.5 Million.  I know many of us would hate to see the building demolished, so let’s hope an angel arrives in time with the ideas and money to save this house from the wrecking ball.  If you are, or know such a person, there are plenty of us who will happily help you  with all necessary due diligence.

An estate sale was held last weekend, and I was able to get  photos of some of the interior details.

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Floodlight – Nineteenth Century Club

Nineteenth Century Club (15), originally uploaded by joespake.

Sitting among commercial properties on Union Avenue, the stately and historic Nineteenth Century Club is showing the signs of neglect. This ancient floodlight is accented by the stained glass windows in the curved wall at the rear of the building.

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