Last week, Gossips reported that Galvan Partners owns 618 State Street, the house next door to the proposed site of "Galvan Quarters." Gossips was promptly informed--by someone in real estate and someone in city government--that this was not true. The property has been subdivided, but both parcels are still identified as 618 State Street. The parcel that Galven Partners owns is the one in the rear, on which this building which faces the alley is located.
The photograph of 618 State Street appeared on Gossips for less than a day before the post was withdrawn for revision, but that was long enough for a reader with a very good eye to note the similarity between 618 State Street and the central part of 67-71 North Fifth Street.
It is generally believed that 67-71 North Fifth Street was originally a single house to which wings were added on either side. Since it is not uncommon to find houses of the same design, built by the same builder, in different locations in a city, it is quite possible that 618 State Street and the original part of 67-71 North Fifth Street were essentially the same house, constructed by the same builder following the same design.