Here is what it looks like now:
The typical storey-and-a-half stucco house on the corner had an atypical chain link fence (likely being replaced by a stone wall), and this house came down first. The property had been neglected for some years. Here is a view of it in December 2010, a view of the gap when it was demolished in June 2011, and a view during the construction.
The adjacent house was newer, built in 1964, and appeared to be well maintained, but being vacant in late November lighting, it looked quite forlorn.