All these little homes you see — this is just a little portion of the area — were built in the 40’s for returning veterans after WWII. I found some info on a webpage, and it’s said they built hundred houses, but I’m uncertain about that figure … it looks like many more.
They were built on a former golf course, each costing $5,500 at the time.
There are not two looking the same … they’ve been expanded in various ways and almost everyone has either a garage added, or at least a little shed in the back. Here, a night shot of the place.
It’s a really cute area … when I’m walking through it, I get the impression that the people living there are either senior citizens or really young couples.
There are well groomed gardens and the birds are chirping … I like to imagine that it’s very friendly area and that they all know one another.
But most of all, when I’m out there looking down, it’s the personalization … customization … of them all that I find fascinating. Not one is in its original shape or form …. of course, after all these years!
Imagine how many children have grown up here, considering the families moved in around 1945.
Our building is sort of looming large above the whole area. I don’t know which year it was built but it sure has been sitting there for many years.
As I’ve been typing up this post, I hear on the radio that today is Saint John’s 226th birthday, so … Happy Birthday! I love Saint John … my adopted city.