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Historical Long Beach Homes To Be Sold

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The Long Beach Press Telegram has the latest on four turn of the century homes that are being offered for sale and restoration by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. And don't scoff at the boarded-homes, these places have "ornate classically influenced door[s]" and other period details. The homes were moved to make way for--what else--new apartments. The four homes are in the gallery; press release from the city and more information after the jump. UPDATE: We asked the people at the Long Beach development center what these homes were expected to fetch; answer after jump.

Via the press officer: "There is no minimum bidding price on these homes; the RDA is allowing the market to dictate the value. We anticipate interested parties will do their own calculations taking into consideration what the property is worth, and what the home will be worth once it's restored, the costs of restoring the property, etc. and bid accordingly.

Also, given the unique historic nature of these homes and the other criteria involved in this process (criteria are listed in the RFP) the actual bid price is just one of the factors that will be considered when the homes are awarded."


EQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Historic Homeownership/Rehabilitation Opportunity

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach (Agency) is pleased to present a unique development opportunity for qualified homebuyers who are interested in preserving and restoring a historically significant single-family home in the Drake Park/Wilmore City Historic District (District).

226 West Tenth Street

This American Foursquare-style home was built around 1905. The two-story, single-family home contains six bedrooms and one bath in 1,975 square-feet. In March 2007 the Redevelopment Agency relocated the home to its present 5,000 square-foot lot location. Because of its design and style, massing, materials, architectural features and age, this home contributes to the historic character and context of the Drake Park/Willmore City Historic District.

The home addresses are listed below. A separate attachment contains detailed descriptions for each house. Please note that a separate proposal must be submitted for each house.

* 226 West 10th Street
* 734 Maine Street
* 539 Daisy Avenue
* 543 Daisy Avenue

History

The four homes sit among other magnificent properties in the Drake Park/Willmore City District of Long Beach. This District is part of the original 1881 township and contains the highest concentration of early 1900’s housing in the city. In recent years, there has been an increase interest and investment in the homes in this area.

734 Maine Avenue:

This Airplane Bungalow-style home was built around 1912. The two-story, single-family home contains three bedrooms, and 1½ baths in 1,686 square feet. In March 2007 the Redevelopment Agency relocated the home to its present 7,500 square-foot lot location. Because of its location, design, workmanship, materials, and age, this home contributes to the historic character and context of the Drake Park/Willmore City Historic District.

539 Daisy Avenue

This early vernacular bungalow home was built in 1908. The one-story, single-family home contains two bedrooms, and one bath in 996 square feet. In March 2007 the Redevelopment Agency relocated the home to its present 6,000 square-foot lot location. Because of its design and style, massing, materials, and age, this home contributes to the historic character and context of the Drake Park/Willmore City Historic District.

543 Daisy Avenue

This turn-of-the-century Mass Plan vernacular home was built on its present 5,250 square-foot lot in 1903. The one-story, single-family home contains two bedrooms, and one bath in 887. Because of its architectural style, massing, materials, features and age, this home contributes to the historic character and context of the Drake Park/Willmore City Historic District.
· Long Beach RDA [Official Site]