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Dyre and Griscom then and now

On one of my walking tours around the town I took a picture of one of the big old houses on Griscom Street. Then I remembered that somewhere I had an old picture showing the same house shortly after it was built. This was it a few days ago on a nice sunny morning:

This was how it appeared in about 1910. You can see that there were not many other houses in the neighborhood yet.

Somewhere along the way it has lost its magnificent wrap around porch that must have been a maintenance headache but otherwise looks very much as it did. A lot of history must have passed over that porch step in almost 100 years of living.