In Defense of Old Houses

Greg Faris of El Granada tells me that this house (639 Santiago) will be torn down and replaced with a new house.

I know this house well because I lived around the corner and it was on my walking route. This was a house that caught my attention, taking me back to early El Granada.

Greg tells me the house was built in 1910 and the quaint water tower served the family and other neighbors.

I told Greg that I feel certain I interviewed the family who lived there, and I’ll have to root around in my old notes to find what I’m looking for.

Look at the photo and you’ll see the “story poles” are up–not much time remains for this house. Tomorrow, Greg says, there will be a hearing about the proposed new project tomorrow. Where and when will that be, Greg?

Here’s the house again: