2121 S. Washington Ave. Lansing

This home appears to be wellmaintained, apart from the obvious damage to the front porch caused by a broken limb. According to the reader who reported this home, the fallen tree has been in place over nine months. Any structural damage caused by the initial accident will be aggravated as long as the roof remains open to the elements. The damage to the character of the neighborhood, while less quantifiable, is no less impactful.

The home is executed in the Foursquare style, often seen as a cross between Colonial Revival and Prairie styles. The style is defined by the simple, rectangular plan and hipped roof, often featuring a dormer.

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