Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Out With The Old
Huntington Beach, CA., is no different than most cities, they have the "out with the old - in with the new mentality." That's why I find the few original homes/landmarks fascinating. The fact that one of the oldest buildings still standing is home to an antique shop is even more fitting.
Then as we were walking by, I noticed that a restoration has begun on the building right next to the antique shop. I understand that it's a "restoration" but it still takes away that historic feel.
pictures of the original home
I couldn't help but feel a little sad, seeing the tell tale signs that the quaint little shop will be next.
I'm sure many feel it's an eyesore, but I love it's symbolism of the city it once was. It still stands strong...minus the sea air torn paint.
With so much mansionization going on over the years...I hope this old place is left as is, but I'm not so sure!
a home directly across the street
valued @ appx. $3-4 million dollars
hotels, shopping & a miniature Santa around the corner
and down pacific coast hwy
I'm hoping my city will decide to maintain a few landmark's that represent the humble beginnings that is Huntington Beach.