It is possible, though not proven, that McAllister's family home also may have been a "house of ill repute" at one time, according to Frank DeSana of the Wyandotte Community Alliance.
...The alliance is a completely voluntary organization with eight board members — DeSana, Margie Loya, Brian Murphy, Joe Dalany, Lee Williams, Marvin Dick, Pat Mastrogiacomo and Ralph Hope — and a secretary, Corki Benson.
"We renovate homes with the money acquired from sales of other homes done throughout the years," DeSana
and Loya were the project co-managers for the white Victorian house on Third Street.In his two and a half years with the WCA, DeSana also managed the projects for the renovations of two other homes in Wyandotte — one from the mid-1950s and one built in 1946.
"This house was so beautiful, with great bones to it," DeSana
It has a few different colors in places, but it's a beautiful hardwood floor," DeSana
"We brought the home into the 21st century," said DeSana
."It wasn't a historical restoration, but the home still has a Victorian feel to it."
A small study in front of the house with a bay window, a wraparound front porch, and the home's small bedrooms all contribute to its historical ambiance.
"We're very proud of the way the house turned out," DeSana
said."It was a labor of love for all of us."
The beautifully restored home at 3634 Third Street is now for sale.
However, with the current state of the housing market Loya and DeSana
are not sure it will sell as quickly as the other homes the WCA
"The other two houses I've worked on sold so quickly because they were good starter homes," DeSana