Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A house ended...

No, a storm didn’t cause this destruction. This house is being demolished in order to build a new home on the site. Many houses in this part of town date from the 1890s – early 1900s. Many of them were Sears kit homes, bungalow style. The owners of this house originally wanted to add a second story. But after examining the condition of the building, they decided it would be cheaper to demolish and rebuild than to restore.

They have salvaged what they can from the old structure, and say the new house will look very similar to the old, be of the same architectural style. It will be interesting to watch the transformation.

>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<< >>>>>>>>>>

Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they're ended.
~Colley Cibber


Anonymous said...

creative destruction leans
just so - a peculiar
slant of gable & door as if
a former
home is clearing its
throat & about to utter
-- never mind -
- or mind me - that
more -
demolition doesn't

Katie said...

Glad they've at least tried to salvage some of the old house. I like this red and greenish color combo! Too bad they couldn't figure out a way to just upgrade the old house. I hope the rebuild ends up looking about the same. So many cute little houses get knocked down to build big monster houses that don't fit the neighborhood anymore. I look forward to seeing what they do!

Ms M said...

Anon, powerful poem. Thank you :-)

I'll post photos when the new house begins to take shape.