Thursday, March 20, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 18

  • 2933 Montgomery Street (Sheridan Place LC, January 2007)

February 2008

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.

May 2008

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.

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