Thursday, June 25, 2009

the purpose of this blog

I have been living in the tiny hamlet/city of Easton PA for 14 years or so. we reside in a wonderful Victorian duplex/townhome/half a double (I guess whatever you call it depends on how much it's worth). we bought it REAL cheap. it somehow had avoided the fate of so many formerly beautiful homes in Easton, that of being uncerimoniously chopped and hacked up into apartments, turning from proud homes of distingush to flop houses.
Easton, like so many towns and cities across the US has seen its share of ups and downs. I've always had more than a passing interest in the history of different areas; why they wind up like they are, where they used to be, what hope for restoration and what not.
the purpose, then, of this blog is to, in no certain order or rhyme or reason, to photographically editorialize about what I find to be some of the more visually appaling examples of historically disrespectful treatment of homes in the area. there will be many examples of tin houses (I HATE aluminum siding!), hack jobs, ill maintained homes and the like.
I am not a historian, nor an expert on the history of Easton. I just hope to draw a circle around embarrassments to help people to appreciate what once was and might be again.
the rain has stopped, so I hope to have some pictures up soon.

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