05/08/12 01:56- ID#56434
House with a moat on linwood
Makes me wonder if I could do that for a pond.
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06/23/11 11:51- ID#54554
On the roof
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06/08/11 04:52- ID#54446
The garden at the 24
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06/03/11 04:02- ID#54415
The backyard in Summer
This is the same party I did a one handed cartwheel while holding a full size axe and chopping wood as dared by (e:Mike). I wonder if the dare had to do with his name on my insurance policy. The axe provided a lot of entertainment. (E:samathon1986) hit one log straight in half with the ax. So did (e:Terry)'s friend pat.
Partway through the party the grill died. Seemed like a disaster. Then I took over the grill and it worked leading to some pretty delicious grilled shrimp and pineapple.
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05/07/11 09:58- ID#54238
Spring Gardening and Pruning
(E:terry) hacked out the pussy willow tree to make way for vegetables gardens. Everything is so late this year because of the cold. I left Basra our last night and he was so sluggish today.
We really trimmed back a lot of the pear tree. I think I want to. teeing it even more. The idea was to get it as far away from the ground as possible as it got that horrible fungal infection from leaves to near the ground last year.
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04/23/11 01:27- ID#54138
Linwood neighborhood tour
Our house was the first. Its so weird to see it through the trees.
Someday I want to do a home tour where the hallway upstairs is stripped and all the rooms are done. Maybe it can be the 24 Linwood 2020 vision at the rate we are moving.
440 is so amazing. It must be so hard to leave after putting so much customization into a home. They had this really neat glass bubble with real preserved butterflies inside.
The kitchen granite was so beautiful. Its hard to tell in the pic but there was solid chunks of clear crystal in it.
They had this custom fireplace brick/metal grate constructed from an old air duct grate from recovered from a bank.
The original leaded glass in the massive staircase window.
We also toured the former Block Club presidents porch where he reconstructed the porch which had previously been turned into a room for the house. The old carriage port was bricked in but they freed it and fixed the stone.
The car port is so nice. I am thoroughly jealous of their house.
While walking down the street we also toured the outside of one of the "problem properties" on the block. When we used to live at 444 this house was a serious blight. It had been a rooming house since the 1930 and by the mid 2000s it was full on ghetto. I used to cross the street when I had to walk to the subway station because people would always harass me and try and sell me drugs. Housing court finally shut it down thanks to the work of the block club. Supposedly, someone has bought it now and is going to reconstruct it.
The inside looks like a disaster to me. I am sure it can be fixed but that level of disrepair gives me a heart attack.
The Beau Fleuve has magnificant stairs.
The original windows are so lively.
At the end we toured the new "Home" headquarters being constructed in a building on the corner of W. Ferry and Main.
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04/16/11 12:07- ID#54058
Historic district tax credits
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03/31/11 04:54- ID#53949
Broken Tree On Linwood
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03/13/11 03:45- ID#53821
Parking on the Lawn
I love how they threw in some wood planks to try and make it parkable. This house is one plot that would be better off as a parking lot.
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08/20/10 08:28- ID#52483
Three more windows complete
Its really coming around. In one more year I think the outside might be done.
Well, minus a new brick driveway and wall blocking off the church.
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- buffalo rising
- central terminal
- church of the ascension
- orange tongue