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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Korb, 1695 5th Street NE, (D)

This house, without moving from its foundations, had at least three addresses in city records, changing from 5th Street to Currant Avenue to Rose Avenue between 1909 and 1917. The Korb family, concrete contractors, lived here in those years and until 1920. Their name is inscribed in older sidewalk in Salem. It has had several other owners until the present family purchased it in 1995. A renovation is now in progress.
Since this photograph was taken in 2007, the "renovation" mentioned here caused the house to fall from a construction elevation. The house was beyond repair, was thoroughly demolished, and is now being rebuilt.
See photographs.

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