Here are two 4-plex apartment buildings that are twins, one on Herschel Street, the other on Oak Street in the Riverside neighborhood, Jacksonville, Florida. They back up to one another, which makes for a pleasant surprise when taking a walk around the block! The twins are near the intersection with Cherry Street and are an easy four block walk to the St. Johns River (link to map at bottom of post). First, The Serrano on Herschel Street:
Now let's take a walk around the block (or through the backyard) to The Serrano's twin sister, The Alvarado:
There are apartment houses in the Riverside neighborhood that are more significant architecturally than The Alvarado and The Serrano, but these well-maintained twin sisters are pleasing examples of the old Spanish-style that was so popular in 1920's Florida, and are good citizens in their neighborhood. Buildings like these were once ubiquitous in the sunshine state. Clean and simple, they are elevated by their style and are a welcome presence on the streetscape. Don't you want to move in?