The lots in question were
They were owned by SRG at the time, who were going to be used by Tredeshi to build the two story houses. The lots were offered as part of the deal. The first two mentioned above were the most viable. They were all shown in the brochure we put out when trying to coax purchasers, after the battle to save them was won. A battle that tore the neighborhood apart for a while. If you wish please see the minutes of the HPC meetings of April 27th 2005 and June 22nd 2005. Also the minutes of the City Council meeting of October 18th 2005 when the council ruled that the bungalows could not be demolished. One lady councilor gave a great speech about the responsibilities of buying in an historic neighborhood - sort of - you knew what you were getting into. The council saved Dancy as is, I believe if there is an attempt to put a road through it will probably finish up at the city council, there are other alternatives. You cannot save an historic property and then destroy its main claim to antiquity. It has to remain a cottage court. The main argument of the side wishing to demolish the bungalows cited their lack historic features. When we dug into the history we got in touch a lady leading a group which saved a cottage court in Suffolk Virginia - this was the lead in to an article on the web "Seven houses - one built before the Civil war, the others comprising a bungalow court unique in Virginia - have been added to historic Suffolk homes ripe for renovation". You can probably still find articles about it on the web, the house which became part of the restored court was The Finney House, ca 1840.
Notice the word unique, when we spoke to the lady heading up the saving and restoration of this court, she was amazed at what we had down here, she thought their court was unique to the East Coast. I know there were a couple of small groups of shotgun type cottages in Riverside, but I think they have gone and our research - maybe someone will differ, showed that we had the largest and oldest in the States. There are many bungalow courts on the West coast with landmark status, but we have not found one as old and large as ours.
Another fallacy regarding our court was that it was built for railway workers. One of the first occupants was J.H. Arano, a Physician. Others were a watch maker, tailor, candy maker - it ran the gamut.
I have a very fat file on Dancy/Redell it was the fight of a life time.
I am glad to see Metro North picking this up. When we tried the price was 1.4 million, it was 2005 before the crash.