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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Compton, 1010 Summer Street NE, (D)

William Post built this home for Henry Compton and his wife Vera in 1921 for about $7,500. Their son, Stuart Compton, remembers that in the 1930's Summer Street was not 99E and neighborhood boys played ball in the street. Only a few blocks of these once socially prominent “Summer Street” homes remain today, several of these moved north to their present sites as State buildings of the North Capitol Mall replaced residences. The present owner of the Compton house and his neighbors are preserving the dignified character of this Salem.

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