east v. west- east allegheny house-scorn/porn and garden tour

The east side of town, while featuring a few gems, has an abundance of vacant properties that have tons of potential. Spend a few minutes walking around and you’re likely to see a lot of houses that look like this:

Knock the dust off of ’em and you’ve really got something. The west side of the neighborhood features some boarded-up beauts too, but on this side of town, the eye-sores are the exception, not the rule. The East Allegheny Community Council, has undertaken ambitious restoration and preservation projects, most of which seem to be centered in the west part of the neighborhood. The Historic Deutschtown House Tour offers a glimpse of many of the restored 19th century homes. I offer you a smaller glimpse.

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