Ode to the Historic District

yellowhouseThey took all the beams
And put ‘em in a chestnut tree museum
Then they charged the people
Dollar and a half just to go an’ see ‘em..
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot – Joni Mitchell (mostly)

Top photo, Monadnock Ledger; article here

Note, the two story store and gas pumps also depicted in the Ledger article had their rendevouz with the chestnut museum decades before the dwelling pictured on this page.

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