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York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

Noel King Dec 3, 2014
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Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street. Rafael Cardenas
York & Fig

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

Noel King Dec 3, 2014
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street. Rafael Cardenas
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Gentrification often comes with, well, let’s call ’em “uncomfortable feelings.” There can be a kind of culture clash between the people who lived in the neighborhood before it was hot, and the new folks moving in  — who often have more money and different tastes.

As neighborhoods gentrify, house prices rise. Some homeowners take advantage and cash out, while others buy high. 

Marketplace’s Noel King has been looking at this dynamic at a house on Meridian Street in Highland Park. with three “generations” of owners going back 25 years.

 

 

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