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28 March 2009

White picket fence

I took this photo yesterday afternoon on West Colorado Avenue, a major east/west artery that is lined with Victorian houses from one end to the other. Over the past few decades, Colorado has become more and more of a commercial street and less of a residential street. The result is that many of the old homes on Colorado (the ones that don't house insurance agents, dentists or antique stores) have become somewhat run down because they have been turned one by one into rentals; many of them have been chopped up into apartments instead of single family dwellings, which accelerates the decay -- the tenants just don't care, and neither do the landlords it seems. It's kind of sad, because these are beautiful houses. If you go even one block south or north of Colorado you can see how well-loved the Victorians on our city's west side are. It's just this one major street that's kind of shabby. Too bad!


Hilda said...

I wonder why that is. Sounds like your city council needs to intervene if it wants those old houses preserved. At least, as you said, quite a lot are so I guess that's okay.

Jacob said...

Sheesh! I thought you got a picture of my fence.

Nah...I knew you wouldn't drive all the way to Florida just for that.

Does look a wee bit shabby!

Lois said...

I like the color on this one! It's too bad they are getting run down like that.