- 2933 Montgomery Street (Sheridan Place LC, January 2007)
Call it the heartbreaker house.
Purchased by Blairmont and promptly emptied, this charming little cottage was decorated with signatures and a message of farewell by its former residents: "The Walker family would like to thank you for 51 years."
Claire Nowak-Boyd captured the painful reality of it far more intimately and passionately than I can convey. There is little I can add, besides photographs.
Update: The memorial to the house's long life has been painted over.
Is it just good old-fashioned neighborly maintenance? No, I don't think so. If it was, they could have found time to paint over the gang/memorial graffiti just around the corner on Bacon Street, but it's still hanging around:
No, it looks a lot more like an attempt to hide the fact that real people lived here, that this was somebody's home.