Sunday, January 24, 2010

House on wheels

Here is a great little story about a humble workman's cottage saved from developers. I wish more unwanted old buildings had "angels" like this woman. It is always so gratifying to me to see someone willing to go the extra mile and invest a lot of money and time to preserve and reuse something that is a vanishing part of history.

What I like most about this particular situation was that it wasn't a historical society or preservation organization jumping in to save this little cottage and point out its significance - it was a random person in town who loved it enough to give it a new lease on life. Most people don't have the wallet contents to pull this off, but it's still inspiring. I know if I ever win insane amounts of money on Powerball, I can think of many places I'd want to help save.

Too many.

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