A House Story

3244 Fairbanks Ave.

The house at 3244 Fairbanks (southeast corner of Fairbanks and Goodhue) used to sit on the south side of Central Avenue at present day Fairbanks, before the “Central Avenue Strip.” Fairbanks, on the south side of Central Avenue, didn’t exist at that time. Actually two houses were moved from that location and driven down Fairbanks and placed on prebuilt foundations. The other was the house now at 3243 Marsrow (southwest corner of Marsrow and Goodhue).

Image of the house when located on Central Avenue. Image taken from Central Avenue.
3244 Fairbanks in 1998. Image taken from Goodhue. There used to be a fairly deep and wide ditch that ran from Fairbanks to Marsrow. Can almost tell where it was in this image by the slight dip in the yard with the sand and brown grass.
The other house that was moved. 3243 Marsrow (with 3244 Fairbanks visible to the right in the image).