Decades After Fire, This Boston Home Might Get its Other Half Back

Decades After Fire, This Boston Home Might Get its Other Half Back

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Tara Bellucci
Sep 11, 2015
(Image credit: Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

A fire in the early '80s burned down half of this side-by-side duplex in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, leaving 26 Trull Street an odd sight for over three decades. Now the vacant lot next door is being offered up to developers by the city.

26 Trull's north side, where it used to attach to 24 Trull, is also a strange sight, with an exposed, windowless wall of siding.

While it's probably unlikely that a developer will build a matching half to replace 24 Trull, the neighbors are ready for something to go in its place. β€œIt would be really nice to have something besides an empty lot that people throw trash into,” Catherine White told the Globe, who has lived in the strangely-shaped house for 19 years.

(Image credit: Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
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