Ann Arbor Michigan Old West Side Historic Architectural District, 19th century Vernacular architecture

January 11, 2008


Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

there is a lot to write about the Old West Side Historic Architectural National Register district, but for now i will just think about it for a while, and just look at the picture so i never forget what was.

there is no doubt in my mind that this little house sits by itself,
and will soon fall victim to the imminent threat of
and continuing erosion of the standards set in place that were meant to protect resources such as the little house.

No doubt, this house will be bastardized soon enough, and become another McHistory lesson of what was and what will become a suburban standard for “historic preservation” It is a joke, and just not funny.

If it were up to me, a radically conservative provincial preservationist, i would say if you want to restore this house, you cannot add another inch, another wing, another story, a 100,000 dollar garage w/ a lap pool and a fireplace…..


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