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A little red bungalow that has been a Talmadge icon for over 70 years is now an unwelcome blight to the community.

On October 10, Talmadge community activists Erin Judson and Kelly Waggonner organized a neighborhood rally at the bungalow to bring attention to structural and building-code issues allegedly related to the home. About 30 people participated with signs and chants.

The bungalow’s prominent location at the entryway gates to Talmadge — at the southwest corner of Euclid and Monroe avenues — provides commuters with a daily reminder of its condition.

Shortly after the owner (an architect) purchased the bungalow six years ago, he began a second-story addition. For whatever reason, work ceased on the addition, leaving it unfinished and the roof covered with blue tarps.

When reached for comment, the owner would only volunteer that he plans to move forward with a full remodel in the near future.

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