Maintenance Minder

This new house is under construction 100 yards north of me. There are plenty of tear-downs in my town but this one was the first for my street.

It replaced a home that was demolished last year. The deceased house was a mid-century modern jewel that was a marvel when it was built.

It’s a pity, but that old circa-1965 house had to go.

That’s because it was neglected to the point of near-collapse. I joined the neighborhood in 1999 and never once saw a repair or improvement.

This replacement will surely be nice, though it doesn’t quite match up to our enclave’s modernist style.

The lesson is that a little maintenance can go a long way.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.