One Man’s Blight
This house in our neighborhood was abandoned long before we moved here, and it has always fascinated me. I have tried to photograph it several times, but since it faces north, the front is almost always in shadow and I have not been able to do it justice.
When we moved here forty plus years ago, it still appeared to be structurally sound, and I often wondered why it was abandoned. The people who own it built a newer (and uglier) house next door and as far as I know still live there.
Last week, our local fire department burned it down as a training exercise. Township officials said it had become a blight on the neighborhood and needed to come down.
Maybe I am crazy, but I have always thought it was a beautiful house, even in its dilapidated condition, and I will miss seeing it when I drive by.