Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It doesn't seem possible that both of these are houses

The recession saved the Hood House for a while but they are building again in Brookhaven Fields (map below).


I took this picture in late 2008. I think folks lived there, a "granny" house with two outbuildings holding back the McMansion tide. Property records say the Hood house was built in 1947 with 680 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on half an acre.

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Oh no. on Monday I found a big yellow sign: "Request to Waive lot Merger Requirement."

I stopped to take some pictures. The place was empty.

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It was Homer Hood's house. Do people still put their names on the mailbox?

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The camera exaggerates the difference in scale but not much.

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Awnings must make it dark in there.

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Clothesline post and outbuilding.

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This is inviting. What's in there?

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My dad insisted on checking for snakes in outbuildings. Good advice I think. I use a noisy foot shuffling approach.

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Maybe they built this around their old BBQ pit.

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It's the place to eat watermelon and peel shrimp.


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I think they enclosed the back porch.

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From back here the Hood compound seems so spacious.There's room for 2 quarter acre maxi-houses.

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But we can't do 'em like this anymore, not a couple of blocks from the Brookhaven MARTA station.


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1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your blog, oddly enough after driving down Dresden today for the first time in years. I am so disgusted with ugly, soulless development squeezing out any real sense of place or "reality"...it just gets worse and worse. My daughter and I took pictures of the old green apartment buildings a bit further down Peachtree, towards Phipps. There's a big fence now and "NO TRESPASSING" signs everywhere. We sat in the magnolia out front and said a prayer for the place, but I'm sure it's toast.

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