Saturday, October 20, 2012
Rural living in New York
The old mansion on a hill in Naples, New York. This house, like so many others in rural New York, is abandoned. People seem to feel building a new structure is cheaper than fixing up the old ones. Preserving our past does not seem to be a sought after endeavor any longer.
Where will America be if all of her buildings and all of her past, are allowed to deteriorate and fall into decay?
Starting this picture page, I am hoping to help all of us remember when craftsmanship and beauty in building meant something. When builders were artists and when they took much pride in what they constructed. This is the first picture in what I hope to be a long and continuing series of how rural New Yorker's have lived and in some cases, still do live. I hope you enjoy.