Two years ago, I wrote about this house and it's beautiful surroundings.
I've also written about the ridiculousness of our neighbors being unwilling to take a chance on a house, and tearing down what could be a gem in order to get a ballroom-sized kitchen.
Well, this beautiful (yet dated and ready for a complete reno) has fallen to the backhoe and bulldozer.
Every time I see this happen, I think "Why? It could have been so much fun fixing it up!"
DL drove the four blocks to see what was going on, and he talked for a few minutes to the guys. (You know how these guys are...they like to talk about stuff like this.) They had just torn down the garage and were beginning on the house. He asked if he could salvage a few things, and they let him in for a minute, where he grabbed a few hardwood shelf boards and some slate roofing tiles, which we could use to patch our roof when it needs it.
But they were under a time crunch and the whole house had to be down in two days. DL said it broke the guys heart not to have someone come in and salvage stuff to be used elsewhere, but he was just following instructions.
We could have taken the windows, doors, and vintage fixtures to use in our house or to sell to other renovators. I can't believe that it was all just crushed with the backhoe.
One last note...there's a great series every Tuesday over at Katherine's Corner. If you are over fifty (or even almost fifty), you should check it out!