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That was a very small house!  (I plan to post my photos later...)
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here is my angle:
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And this house a couple doors down I thought could use a little touching up to make look original.
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Not only does that house at 7th and Chestnut need fixing up, it needs to be declared a toxic waste dump, or a brownfield site!    The yard was full of dog crap.   Did anyone else get it on their shoes?  I just spent the last half hour trying to remove some sort of atomic, gum-like animal poo from the tread of my shoe (I hope it was animal). It was nearly impossible.  I thought I was going to have to throw away the shoes.   Used laundry detergent and finally toothpaste and toothbrush to get it out of the shoe-treads.  Don't know if the odor will leave them.

Poor AllthingsKC, I fear you have the atomic dog poo all over the floormats.   :(

I hope you have rubber floor mats. Otherwise, you're going to have to probably use carpet shampoo and a brush to get it out. And some kind of deodorizer.  What, I don't know?

I'm sorry.  I think I picked it up stomping around in that derelict house's yard.

If I wrecked the splendor of your vehicle, and you have to abandon it at the salvage yard as a result, I owe you dinner at least.

Sorry again.  What a horrible first impression I must have left.  :-(
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FangKC wrote: Not only does that house at 7th and Chestnut need fixing up, it needs to be declared a toxic waste dump, or a brownfield site!    The yard was full of dog crap.  Did anyone else get it on their shoes?  I just spent the last half hour trying to remove some sort of atomic, gum-like animal poo from the tread of my shoe (I hope it was animal). It was nearly impossible.  I thought I was going to have to throw away the shoes.  Used laundry detergent and finally toothpaste and toothbrush to get it out of the shoe-treads.  Don't know if the odor will leave them.

Poor AllthingsKC, I fear you have the atomic dog poo all over the floormats.  :(

I hope you have rubber floor mats. Otherwise, you're going to have to probably use carpet shampoo and a brush to get it out. And some kind of deodorizer.  What, I don't know?

I'm sorry.  I think I picked it up stomping around in that derelict house's yard.


If I wrecked the splendor of your vehicle, and you have to abandon it at the salvage yard as a result, I owe you dinner at least.

Sorry again.  What a horrible first impression I must have left.  :-(
don't know if you heard me or not, but I pointed out that there looked to be some kinda of poo on the sidewalk. It appeard to be....RAT POO  :shock:

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OMG, not the dreaded and reviled rat poo!   That's the worst.  Rat poo permeates every material on a sub-atomic level and binds itself permanently. Poor AllThinksKC and his KIA!

Schugg, you really must speak up around me since I have hearing loss in my right ear and don't hear as well sometimes if you are on that side of me.  But of course, you couldn't have known that. 
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FangKC wrote: Poor AllThinksKC and his KIA!
Well, that's the good news - it's just a Kia!  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I managed to escape this atomic poo, thankfully!

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These are in Topeka, but thought they were worthy.

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Boy, that red and green house is worthy of a restoration.  That cartouche on the side looks like a big  pickle.
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I wonder if it was a beautiful stained glass window at some point....?

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Took a drive around KCK today and snapped a few for this thread in Strawberry Hill.

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And a closer shot of the rotting roof...
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Overall not in bad shape, but needs some woodwork love at the roofline...
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Viva Fix This House!
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That last house has got to be 1870's.

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Favorite "Before and After" remodels from readers of This Old House.  These are the top 10 remodels picked from over 300 submittals.

http://realestate.aol.com/photo-galleri ... 1200112818

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/ ... 72,00.html
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From This Old House's Save This House series of before and after pics of homes that were under threat of demolition.

https://youroldhouse.thisoldhouse.com/s ... index.html

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House in St. Joseph, MO.

St. Joseph, Missouri
Appeared in the magazine: November 1995
Purchase Price: $10,200
Cost of Renovation: $160,000

What's Been Done:
• Rebuilt roof and third floor
• Restored cornices and windows
• Repointed foundations, walls, and chimney
• Added 3½ bathrooms
• Rewired, replumbed, and installed HVAC
• Rebuilt staircase
• Refinished hard pine floors
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We need to revive this thread. :D

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FangKC wrote:We need to revive this thread. :D
No joke. I'd love to see some actual success stories too.

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For your consideration:

313 Ord Street (at Minnie Street), Pendleton Heights
Kansas City, MO 64124

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GORGEOUS transformation! Thanks for sharing. Just to nit pick, the lighting HAS TO GO! Yuck!

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429 Benton is for sale after a renovation.

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https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 5209-52356

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