The white walls of the foundation are the only thing remaining following the demolition of the 132-year-old home on 37th Street.

One of Sea Isle City’s oldest homes has been demolished to make way for a new duplex.

The three-story home at 20 37th Street was built in 1889 and was well-known for decades as the Dreslyn Cottage rooming house.

Demolition began on Thursday and was completed on Friday by a giant excavator.

When the house hit the market in February, it was originally listed at $2.75 million. With no buyers immediately stepping forward, the advertised price eventually was reduced to $1.5 million.

Moira Kelly Smith, a RE/MAX Preferred real estate agent who handled the sale, said the buyer intends to build a new duplex. The buyer’s name and the sale price have not yet been revealed.

Following is a link to a Nov. 6 story in that gives more details about the old house. Sea Isle House Dating to 1889 Facing Wrecking Ball | Sea Isle News

The three-story house, seen days before demolition, was one of Sea Isle’s oldest homes.