Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mesta Park 2


This begins the "Mesta Park Tour" starting immediately south of NW 16th on Walker and includes NW 16th & NW 17th Streets, highlighted in the map below. A brief history of the Mesta Park area is in Part 1 of this series. Click on a link to move around or just scroll down to begin this part of the tour. Within the article, click on a main topic to move to the next main topic (e.g., clicking on "16th Street" moves to "17th Street"). Unless otherwise noted, click on any image for a larger view.


Tour p. 1
16th Street
17th Street
Tour p. 2
18th Street
Shartel
Mesta Park
Tour p. 3
19th Street
20th Street
Tour p. 4
21st Street
22nd Street

16TH STREET. After the turn at Walker onto NW 16th Street, the path is generally westbound past Olie. Some homes are out of sequence.

Driving North On Walker Approaching NW 16th



The Remainder Are Westward from Walker














































17TH STREET. Not always in proper sequence, the following generally run west to east, with the 1st approaching Olie.



Edward Overholser's Home





































At Walker Looking West


This is the end of Part 1 (16th & 17th Streets) of the tour. To continue, click a link in the table below.

(This page)
Tour p. 1
16th Street
17th Street
Tour p. 2
18th Street
Shartel
Mesta Park
Tour p. 3
19th Street
20th Street
Tour p. 4
21st Street
22nd Street

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9 comments:

Didi said...

Wow! The architecture is unique and beautiful. They look like homes that could fit right in my native Chicago or even other places I have been to like Staten Island, NY and Cleveland, Ohio. Custom built, old but well maintained.

Doug Dawg said...

Thanks again, didi! A lot of credit has to be given to the neighborhood association and the fact that Mesta Park is a "historic preservation area" which keeps the standards high.

Since you like old historic houses, you might enjoy my shorter tour of an adjoinging area immediately west and south of Mesta Park along Classen Drive. Click here for that.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I live in one of the houses on 17th. We found a picture of the house that has a penciled date on the back reading 1918. If you are interested in it, I will gladly send it to you. My husband may have already contacted you. Also, do you know of any Mesta Park book similar to the Heritage Hills book? ... Or any book at all about Mesta Park?

Doug Dawg said...

Thanks, anon. I do have an e-mail from a gentleman owing a corner house on NW 17th on 2/1/08 who attached a copy of a pic in pretty bad shape, but being restored, I think (as was the house). But he said that the pencil notation on the back was 1915. I don't want to mention names in these comments, but is that what you mean? Anyway, sure, I'd be glad to have a copy!

Doug Dawg said...

Anon, I forgot to answer your question ... no, I know of no book on Mesta Park. I'd love to have one, though!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any information or pictures of the home (currently for sale) at 827 NW 17th? It has clearly had major alterations made to it in the past. I was hoping to find an original picture of the home.

Thanks so much!

Doug Dawg said...

Anon, I checked at the County Assessor's webpage for the address you mentioned but it doesn't show that to be a valid address. Did you state it correctly?

Anonymous said...

THe address is correct. 827 NW 17th ST. I would like to see old pics of the home too.

Doug Dawg said...

I don't have any. The county assessor's web info on the house is here.