House #2 in a semi-regular series, this specimen dates from the “early” Valley. The oddly-sized but deep lot, the big old trees, the style of the house and everything all point to maybe the 1930s or 40s, before 50s-era tracts like the Cinderella Homes started getting stamped out like so many identical gingerbread houses.
This one’s being devoured by kudzu, a fate I’d much rather see befall the McMansions up in Porter Ranch.
I like how it also looks very painterly, with the decrepit clapboard, the battered mailbox, the red door to the side yard and the white picket fence from the next yard over, also falling apart.
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Blogged to the tunes of Texas Is The Reason.