But every day as I walk or drive past the incredible houses here on College Street and in the surrounding area, I find myself wondering how many stories have unfolded inside the walls of each one. I mean, you can practically feel the drama and the glamour and the humanity of it all sizzling underneath the surface, just waiting for some curious bystander like me to come along, poke around, and put it all down on paper.
Recently, I’ve begun testing the waters of that book-to-be by exploring my immediate surroundings. And would you believe it, there’s more fascinating history within a square mile of my front door than most entire cities can claim. Here’s a little sample of some of the College Hill Corridor's most interesting historic haunts.