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January 15, 2012

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Benton Harbor, Michigan

By Sablemable aka Jan

 

We’re going back to the Thirties today for our vintage home! 

After doing the post on kitchens from the Thirties and Forties, I decided to find a near time-capsule home from that era.

Enter 1142 Salem Avenue.  This end of Salem, along with Hannah Court and Robbins Avenue had business owners and other professionals as residents.  The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath.    It was built in 1937, has 1,535 square feet and only costs $130,000.00.  Pete Jorgensen Real Estate has the listing and the phone number is 269-983-4715

Photos are courtesy of Keller Williams.

 

THE FRONT AND BACK

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ORIGINAL FRONT DOOR!

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THE LIVING ROOM

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THE SUN ROOM

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THE DINING ROOM

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THE KITCHEN

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A BLACK OR NAVY BATHROOM

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The kitchen could sure use a 1930’s remix and so could the bathroom.  And I can’t tell if the bathroom is navy or black with either pale pink or beige tiles, but the fixtures are definitely from our time.

Out of curiosity, I looked in my 1956 Polk city directory and Mr. H. Lyon Day, who was the chief metalurgist at Auto Specialties lived there.

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One Response to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Benton Harbor, Michigan

  1. Andrea Reply

    January 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    OMG Saaaaable, this house is gorgeous! The bathroom’s definitely not too bad as it stands, I don’t find the fixtures to look too awful in there. I’d change up the floor tile (or is it lino?) (I don’t think it looks too original, hard to tell?) and do a better mirror/vanity lighting. The kitchen ideas you posted the other day would be fantastic for this house!

    The front door is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the brick. I am in love with the sun room, too.

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