I’ve been watching the house on the corner of 41st and Meridian for a long time. It was odd because the lawn was always well-cared for (or at least well mown), but you could see from the decaying shades that nobody had lived there for a long, long time.
And then there were the 1950’s-era cars parked under the raised deck, slowly being devoured by vines. I snapped a picture a while back and deemed it art, but can’t seem to dig it up now.
This past fall, I chatted with a workman next door, who related how the owners were an elderly couple who lived elsewhere, and apparently didn’t realize that squatters had moved in. It wasn’t until concerned neighbors contacted the couple’s grown children and tipped them off that the squatters were selling the antique furniture that had been left in the house that someone interceded and cut off the power to the house and evicted the squatters.
Or so I was told.
And then last week, Jane Pryjmak wrote in with the tip that it’s finally for sale!
I’m sure everyone around will welcome whoever the new owners turn out to be. I’ll miss the car-eating vines, though.