After Quinnipiac came down I thought I might do a series on endangered historical properties. I started Richmond cottage but gave up on it. This winter I went there to take some photos after hearing it was up for sale. Now that it is on the block it will join my depictions of Quinnipiac and Bryn Mawr.
Early stage yet. I like to think of this structure as proud and puffing its chest out before it meets its demise.
CBC news update
On the heels of the destruction of Quinnipiac in St. John’s, I have decided to work on preserving, in images, those buildings which need our attention and care. I have been painting heritage homes for many years, including the Barbour House in 2006. Fortunately, people had the foresight to preserve that structure.
One of the values of art is the ability to aesthetically reconstruct threatened or lost artifacts, so that people may share in the grandeur of these treasures.
I was fortunate to have the front page of the local paper here.