Architect Robert Elkington's residence in Manchester is currently for sale and listed as "perfect for tear down or rehab" on both Prudential and Janet McAfee's websites. This unique Mid-Century Modern home was built in 1948 and is located at 1520 Carman Road, just under a mile west of Dougherty Ferry. Te see some better photos of this beautiful house, take a look at Ted Wight's blog post. The home is being offered "as is" at $250,000, a relative bargain for house like this on a large wooded lot. The property has 573 feet of frontage on Carman Road, and the homes position on the site would allow part of the eastern half of the property to be sold as a building lot without ruining your views, which would then give you money to polish this gem. Thanks Dustin Bopp for bringing this to attention.
Vanishing STL was created to illustrate the continuing loss of irreplaceable architecture from landmark buildings to ordinary homes due to demolition, abandonment and neglect. Often I write about structures threatened with demolition to bring awareness of the situation and promote preservation as an alternative. All photos are by Paul Hohmann unless noted otherwise.