Photos By John Hoff
Fortunately, the top picture is of the inside of the GARAGE, not the inside of the HOUSE.
The house may be really rough inside, but at least the beams aren't made of charcoal briquettes...
The next photo shows one of the arched windows on the house. How perfect could this house be with stained glass? Can we dream such dreams in the Eco Village, or must everything old and run down be sacrificed to the Backhoe Of Doom, while we are promised a better tomorrow?
Such future hopes and dreams are exciting, but they are TALK. A brick house that has stood for a hundred years, that is something real, solid and tangible.
This mortgage foreclosure crisis is a blip in time. This house has stood for over a century. It will continue to stand, if we allow it to survive.
Oh, yes, the last photo: part of the house is an addition, and this image shows where the old and the new bricks come together, not quite smoothly or seamlessly. A neighborhood undergoing massive revitalization is a lot like this image of the bricks. The only question is where one will draw the line.