These are the pictures that I have been working on this week.
I love old buildings, and some just ooze energy.
Both are works in progress, the top one needs to be enhanced and both have to be coloured.
House 1: is my Great-grandfather's house here in Hamilton Ontario. In 1901 it was a rooming house. When my mother was a child in the 20's it was still a rooming house. A distant cousin of mine and his sister live there now, in an apartment. When we first moved to the city it was badly run down. My mother would be happy to see it now, with cracked steps repaired. It looks rather proud.
House 2 : The Jones House is at the end of my street, easily the oldest house in the area circa 1836. Up until spring it was a haunted, sad house, with horrible additions and no trespassing signs all over the place. Garbage piled high in the back.
Then the for sale sign went up, and soon it sold. The local newspaper assured the community that the new owners were aware of the heritage status, and they have worked hard to bring this lovely Georgian back to life.
Next project :
Dundas Row Houses.
Love those doors.