V27-3 That Tiny House on Magnolia

Vol. XXVII No. 3 - Fall 2016

It’s gone now, soon to be replaced with something modern and urban. It barely took up any space and families lived there for over 100 years. It may have been the oldest on the block. An old photo of the house from the Corey family shows the corner of Thorndale and Broadway visible in the background. It seems it was rented out for years, to people who did not know how to manage, who collected stuff, and more stuff. When they left, there were broken windows, an invitation for the raccoons to set up housekeeping and having families. Responsible owners would have taken care of it. Taking care of a 100 year old house is not that easy. But many in our neighborhood do it with a sense of pride.

The tiny house is no more.