2019 is off with a WHAM! The FROGS started demolition this week on our next house on Battle Row. Be sure to check back for progress updates, and send interested homeowners our way and tell them to fill out our preliminary application here. This will be the biggest year yet, we can feel it!
We are officially in the planning stages of our next block on houses, this time extending our footprint to Telfair Street. We have approved homeowners ready and waiting for their next place to call home. We anticipate these will both be three bedroom homes. Check back for progress and updates on upcoming volunteer block parties. We’ll start construction on these homes in early 2019.
Battle Row was a focus for Turn Back the Block in 2018. In addition to the new construction homes at 2010 and 2012 BR, 2040 Battle Row saw a project with its largest footprint to date. This home was originally 2 bedrooms, and with the help of the FROGS, it now has an addition on the back with a total of 4 bedrooms. We are ready to turn the keys over to its homeowner in 2019!
Turn Back The Block is seeking sponsors for the rehabilitation of 1924 Battle Row. This property, which once housed a neighborhood business, was donated to our organization and will be used as a warehouse. A new roof and several interior repairs will be necessary before the building is fully functional. The warehouse’s location is centralized within Harrisburg, just two blocks from our current worksite. At over 3700 square feet, it will allow ample and secure storage for the items that
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