Friday, October 7, 2011

the house on first street

I liked that funky little house on First Street.

I used to walk by it a lot and wonder if someone would 
come along and rescue it

before it completely deteriorated.

Watched this valance of poison ivy that had grown inside the kitchen window 

and even ventured inside once years ago before it was boarded up---
there were purple and pink walls

and a faux tile shower held together with...masking tape!...

Anyway. The house was demolished last week---

but is immortalized in this beautiful moon-over-hudson painting by Edward Avedesian, 
which hangs in the church at Carrie's house
 (Edward lived a half block away--
most likely had a perfect view of the
 house from his upstairs window.)