Two abandoned properties on Savage Street in Southington finally met the wrecking ball. All that remains of one structure are the bare essentials – a brick chimney with fireplace intact and an oil tank attached to a solid cement foundation. The houses when they stood, never exhibited a ‘For Sale’ sign, or even for that matter a foreclosure sign. Instead a gradual segue from occupancy to empty occurred over time.
The two homes were side-by-side amongst a well maintained residential neighborhood. Their location was directly across from the Southington Country Club, a public golf course, and adjacent to Mary Our Queen, a Roman Catholic church, both contributors to the beauty of Savage Street which also serves as a popular stretch of pavement for walkers.
How soon will walls return to this forlorn shell? A trip to the accessors office would provide that information. What I like to wonder about is how the properties came to meet their level fate. No factual data will answer that question.
Patience will also provide the transformation that is most likely expected. Brand new houses will replace the empty spots that look out of place. Most likely a hefty price tag will accompany the new construction – not so unusual: pretty price plus scenery equals a win-win for the neighbors. All well and good – but it’s the not knowing who lived there and what happened that I’d like to recall when I walk past the spot where the two houses, now gone, once stood.
Visit earlier post to see these structures: http://seetheidea.biz/2014/07/09/property-valuation-cause-and-effect/