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Comment by misterhinkydink on November 23, 2011 at 4:52pm

It's been gone a long time.

Comment by Dee Cohen on November 24, 2011 at 6:09am

Sad to see it go, with no hope now of returning to its past beauty. On the news, I heard that it had once been surrounded by high wood fences and foliage -enough that you could barely see the house. It must have been lovely.

Comment by Grumpy on November 24, 2011 at 10:20am

Actually, it was a chaotic unkempt place for about 30+ years.  A place of mystery and myth, inhabited by a rotating roster of eccentric unpredictable people.

Comment by Phil_0 on November 24, 2011 at 12:26pm

I agree with Grumpy - by the time I first became aware of it ca. 20-25 years ago, the "high wood fences" were more like a thicket of ailanthus and other "trash trees" that cut it off from the outside world. It was a place with a lot of history and potential, but that potential was pretty far gone by the time anyone really started making an effort to do something about it.

Comment by Dee Cohen on November 24, 2011 at 12:43pm

Now that I think about it, they stressed many trees more than they did wood fences. The romantic in me filled in the rest. D

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