This Victorian home on Park Avenue is for sale. The house, built in 1900, is filled with gingerbread and also, at 2,584 square feet, a lot more rooms than you might think when looking at the house from the street. This is the first time that the house has been on the market in thirty-nine years.
According to the realtor's website, there are stories that say the home was built for Lucky Baldwin's sister. I did a bit of digging around, and aside from finding out that he had a sister who may have been named Lucy, I couldn't find any solid info on anything else. But, in my limited experience, stories like this don't just spring up out of nowhere. Another mystery is waiting to be solved! In the meantime, you can learn more about Baldwin's daughter, Anita, in a new exhibit that has opened up just south of us, at Arcadia's historical museum, The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage.
See the really cute "Park Place" Monopoly card on the front porch? Classic gamepiece on a classic house. I've always enjoyed that little nod to Monopoly, and hope that the next resident carries on the tradition.