Matthew Mandell sends along this fascinating 1914 photo of the Kemper Gunn House:
Already nearly 30 years old, it sat handsomely on the corner of Church Lane and Elm Street.
On the opposite side of Elm Street we see the Methodist Church (now Seabury Center).
And just west of the church is – whoa! — another house. It’s located in what is now the Baldwin Parking Lot — almost the same spot where David Waldman has offered to move the Kemper Gunn House, when he develops the new Bedford Square project.
Here’s a rendering of how the house would look, in its new location:
This view is on Elm Street, looking east. The Kemper Gunn House is on the left, across from Villa del Sol restaurant (right).
Meanwhile, this sign sits outside the Kemper Gunn House, at 35 Church Lane:
It reminds everyone that the RTM will meet on Tuesday, October 22 to decide the fate of this old — and suddenly controversial — house.