Property: 400 S. Hayford Ave.
Lansing Owner: Ingham Co. Land Bank
The odd asymmetrical roof and the siding changes along the wall to the left of the porch suggest that this building has seen several alterations since its construction in the early 1920s. More recently, the windows were boarded up for safety and the porch foundation was covered with plywood to discourage wildlife.
The brush pile at the curb in front of this property suggests that periodic maintenance is being provided at this Eastside house. To continue the effort, the porch foundation could be reconstructed with lattice or vertical boards. The porch windows should be removed to open the space beyond to the street.
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