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Long an empty shell, vintage Long Beach home has plans for the future
Long an empty shell, vintage Long Beach home has plans for the future

It's not that the house has good bones or bad bones, but that it has been nothing but bones — for nearly nine years. Surrounded by a chain-link fence, decried by the neighbors and gawked at by passersby, the skeletal remains of 2810 E. 1st St. in Long Beach's Bluff Park neighborhood have been in that sorry state since December 2005, when a new owner took the structure down to its framing studs. In many neighborhoods, the house's near-demolition might not have sparked much of a stir. But it did in Bluff Park, a stately enclave of century-old Craftsman bungalows and Spanish Colonial Revivals that was designated a historic district in 1982. There, as in scores of...

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