by Tim Athan
Q: What’s the deal with the four houses for sale on Main north of Summit? Only one has a driveway, so how do people get to and from them? Will they all be sold at once?
A: When Italian immigrant Benedict DeFilippi bought the property a century ago, it had one house on it. DeFilippi built three more, making some of the concrete blocks himself. The houses, which share a small parking lot, are being sold as a group by his eight grandchildren.
Realtor John Simpkins assumes that the buildings will be torn down and the property regraded for new development—unless, as the cousins hope, the city decides to buy it. The view of the river is very nice.
[Originally published in July, 2012.]
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