Visit to Columbus King Lincoln Neighborhood and more

Headed down to Columbus with the crew of Dana Depew, Jeff Chiplis, Corrie Slawson and Mely Barragan, visiting artist from Tijuana. We had a whirlwind trip and were able to document and get some quick photos of our project house. As I was letting go of a few of the  Up in the Air balloons with the house address on with a message about finding out about the house, one of the neighbors came over and was disgruntled a bit because one of them had popped in his yard and he had to pick it up. Of course, he also wanted to know what we were doing snooping around the vacant lot next to his. Several of us were measuring and documenting. I explained our project and he seemed to open up a bit following that point. He told us that he had wanted to purchase this huge house and that it was still in the plans. He took care of the vacant lot, mowing it and keeping trash off it. He told us about a murder just across the street and a fire of a burnt out garage, still visible in the back. I told him, that even though we are from Cleveland and we are a visitor in his neighborhood, we had similar issues in regards to vacancy and foreclosure (and all the systemic problems that surround the housing crisis). The conversation was exactly what we had spoken about going down to Columbus.ImageImageImageImage

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