The mystery curb fascinates me. Why is it there? What purpose does it serve?
Well, I love my mysterious curb. Since buying the house in 2014, I weekly weed-wack the curb to glorious visibility.
I read somewhere that Harrison Cross built the three houses next to the Cross House, numbers 516, 506, and 502 (demolished). Was the curb a Harrison Cross signature?
I have never seen an “inner” curb anywhere else. Have you?
Before building the Cross House, Harrison and Susan Cross lived in a much smaller house on the same lot. This house was moved to a new location, and the Cross’ moved into 516 Union when their big new house was being constructed.
If it is true that Harrison Cross built 516, 506, and perhaps also 502 Union, does the mystery curb predate the Cross House? If Harrison built a mini-development on Union, was the inner curb a kinda signature?
Or were the curbs installed when the Cross House was built, and then added to 516, the 510 lot, and 506?
Or did 516, the 510 lot, and 506 already have inner curbs? With one then being added at the big new Cross House?