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The House on 36

November 19, 2016


Sometimes you see part of a place, and then you wait for years to actually see what the rest of it looks like. We’ve been making the trip from Texas to Mount Vernon, Ohio together for 27 years. This time we’re staying with our Ohio kids on the east side of Columbus, but the approach to Mount Vernon is still the same: State Highway 36 through Centerburg. For years we have passed this house a bit north of Centerburg, but there has always been heavy shrubbery and high weeds between the highway and the house. It’s a two lane blacktop road with not much of a shoulder to pull over and stop on safely. All I’ve ever been able to see is the second story of this house. Two days ago, Nell made the drive over to Mount Vernon. She told me “You know that house you’ve never been able to get a photo of because of all the weeds? All that has been cleared away.” So, when we went that way yesterday together, I was prepared. As we approached the house, she slowed the car enough for me to get one good shot of the house as we passed by.

There are some outbuildings on the other side of the house, and a lovely big red barn, which is all barely visible through trees. The lack of ground floor windows on this side of the house suggests that the more interesting parts of the structure are probably on the other side, but the gingerbread overhang at the door was a nice surprise.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2016 8:34 pm

    I love the style Ralph.

  2. November 19, 2016 10:18 pm

    Very nice work Ralph – I love this style!

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