The neighborhood of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District was first settled in the late 19th century when streetcar service arrived in the area. The two houses in the photo, built in 1920 and deteriorating in recent years, are typical of the modest residences on side streets in the district, which has declined since the 1960s. The two projects are textbook rehabilitations, retaining existing historic features, spaces and finishes. Such projects help to stabilize the residential neighborhood, which in turn encourages new commercial investment on the district's main thoroughfares.
Photo: Typical rehabilitated houses of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, with wide front porches and large windows.
– NPS file