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Bradford 023.jpg23 Bradford Street Condominium.

I originally wrote about this house in 2016: “Here’s a bad idea, at least from an urban planning point of view: a second-story enclosed porch extending so far out over the sidewalk that pedestrians are forced to walk through a little tunnel-like underpass if they want to stay on the south side of Bradford Street. ” In 2018, Christina Pazzanese took strong exception to my characterization, and corrected me. “There was never a ‘sidewalk’ to overhang because there isn’t one on this side of the street,” she said. “What little there is runs from Franklin Street to the driveway edge, along the green metal railing, and does not pick up again until well past Liz’s Cafe [31 Bradford Street]. There is some cement in front of this structure that was the basement entrance when it was a single-family home. It was raised and converted to a three-unit condominium [by James and Ann Y. McDermott] in 2003-2004.”

Because Pazzanese knows this house very well, she deserves the last word.


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A side view of 23 Bradford Street — taken by David W. Dunlap in 2018 — shows its unusual configuration.

¶ Last updated on 21 November 2018.


23 Bradford Street on the Town Map.


Thumbnail image: Photo, 2011, by David W. Dunlap.


Christina Pazzanese wrote on 28 August 2018: There was never a “sidewalk” to overhang because there isn’t one on this side of the street. What little there is runs from Franklin Street to the driveway edge, along the green metal railing, and does not pick up again until well past Liz’s Cafe. There is some cement in front of this structure that was the basement entrance when it was a single-family home. It was raised and converted to a three-unit condominium in 2003-2004.


 

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