at the risk of sounding awfully sentimental, tonight i am very sad. after standing for more than two and a half centuries on a stretch of one of the oldest postal routes in the u.s., a house just a few hundred yards from the one i grew up in, was razed to the ground this morning. our houses were neighbors. for a very long time.
as in other cases in the neighborhood, the site will most likely be the new host to a gargantuan mansion which takes no time to build and less time to design. dentil molding and dormer windows will be featured prominently. and i doubt very much that this new house will give a pleasant knock on my house’s back porch to offer a peach cobbler and an afternoon of conversation.
ok. maybe i’ve lost it. but still. thinking tonight, as always, about ways to make old beauties like this one seem relevant enough to be saved. onward and upward.