Sunday, June 22, 2008

Progress Moves Homes

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This is the historic Byron Kendall house. The original log portion of this home was built in 1840 and this home has been occupied at this location since that time.

Progress is marching west and the developer who owns this land has determined that this home does not fit into his plans for the property. It's on the corner of a busy road and the entrance to the commuter train station which carries passengers into the city of Chicago. My guess is that this corner will soon be home to lots of retail establishments.

The home was scheduled to be moved to it's new location on this day. As you can see the skies were threatening and there had been a heavy rain the night before and so the move was postponed.

NOTE: Thanks to all my readers for their patience. Creativity is a strange thing. You must listen to the voice that tells you "take a break". That's exactly what I needed to do and perhaps now I can begin anew. My sister e-mailed me and told me she was very weary of looking at the sheep, even though she likes sheep. And Betty Western was afraid I had fallen off the end the prairie. No, I've been busy with my other blog, At Home With the Farmer's Wife. It's where we go inside and make butter, cook, sew, knit and just follow the day-to-day happenings in the Farmer's house. Thanks for your patience.

11 comments:

karl said...

welcome back

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

We had our 200+ year old house moved to its current location. A strange sight--It looked just like that.

Cathy

pablo said...

I'm glad you're back. (Also, I'm glad that old house is being saved.)

M. Sherwood said...

Hey, I just found your site by doing a google image search for "covered in vines". Really good stuff, please keep posting.

BettyWestern said...

Hooray, she's back!

Normal service has been resumed.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I adore this photo...I hope that house sees many more years of life.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back...you've been missed.

sugarcreekfarm said...

Glad you're back! I was just thinking about you the other day, out feeding my chickens, and wondering if I had unsubscribed to your feed by mistake!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Great to hear from you again :) That's a tremendous photo. And thanks for the link to your other site...I will be stopping by.

Mary said...

I LOVE this photo! It tells a story, and stirs the emotions, and is just plain beautiful, too!
xoxo,
Mary

George Gaston said...

Suzanne, you have a creative eye to catch a moment and feel of your subject. This photograph is a wonderful editorial on how our country has forgotten its past ~ for it was the family farms that feed a nation and the world.

I think what hit me most about this photograph was the young corn growing by an old house (on the move) and the incredible storm brewing in the sky above. The contrast is so powerful.

I look forward to looking through your wonderful photograph blog. Many thanks for bring it to my attention.