The aftermath of the May 13 fire at 923 Carr Street has played out to its end, for now at least. The remains of the house have been demolished and the wreckage hauled away. The site has been leveled and seeded, as the Historic Preservation Commission ordered. Damage to 925 Carr Street has been repaired almost fully; the roof has been replaced and the new siding apparently just needs to be painted. The lot has been sold. Eventually a new house will be built, but the owners are in no hurry.
The sale of the property closed Monday. The buyers are Alexa Barwick and Eric Snavely, who live next door at 925 Carr Street. The lot is tiny, just 0.11 acre. Similarly small lots have been built upon recently in College Hill, so there’s no doubt that a new house can be built, despite problematic setback requirements that came into effect many decades after the original house was built.
- Fire severely damages Carr Street house; no one injured (May 13, 2020)
- Following up on the fire at 923 Carr Street on May 13: Firefighters ID the origin, but not cause; house damage 50% (May 21, 2020)
- City allows demolition of fire-damaged 923 Carr Street; property owner expects it to happen within two to three weeks (June 25, 2020)
- 923 Carr Street, built in 1910 and burned in 2020, is demolished (July 16, 2020)