Sunday, May 26, 2013

26 May 2013, Day 355

This isn't a pretty picture, but i was fascinated by the way the back door is hanging from the clothesline. This house at 1444 W. Farwell suffered a devastating fire in late January and has been sitting boarded up ever since. Apparently, no one was killed in the fire, but it's still a terrible loss of a beautiful house. I feel bad for the neighbors as well: it can't be very pleasant to walk out your door and see this every day. 

Coincidentally, when i googled the address this morning to find out just how long ago the fire happened, the first picture i came across (on the Chevanston Rogers Park blog) was taken on the day of the fire and was almost exactly the same composition as this one. The biggest difference is that the scrap-metal scavengers have removed all the storm window frames from the yard; but the door has been dangling precariously for these past four months. CLICK HERE to link to the Chevanston account of the fire and see more pictures, taken on the day of the fire.

1 comment:

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Thanks for the shout out. Yeah its pretty weird how that door is still hanging there like that. Eerie.