Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Removal of Siding Reveals Original Features of an Irvington Cottage

Bonna Avenue is a small street that runs next to the former Pennsylvania Railroad.  Light industry and small cottages sprouted along the once busy corridor.  The street offered none of the charm of the rest of Irvington.  No grand home ever emerged along the street, but many hardworking people once called Bonna Avenue home.

Recently, work has begun at 5623 Bonna Avenue.  Contractors first ripped off aluminum siding and then Insul-brick (tar siding made to look like brick) to reveal the early twentieth-century historic wood clapboard.  Original window sizes can also now be viewed as various owners replaced the bays with smaller windows over the years.  With a little imagination, we can now see what passengers of the various train cars would have seen as they made their way east or west through the country.

Work has been commencing at 5623 Bonna Avenue throughout the winter of 2013.

Original window sizes were revealed as layers of siding was removed from the home at 5623 Bonna Avenue in the winter of 2013.  

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