When Jon and I encountered this house on Monday evening, we both instantly knew that it was another contender for the title of "ugliest house in Winston-Salem." What's really remarkable is that Jon's photo IN NO WAY captures the true horror that is this house. This gap between house photo and reality presumably is what allows badly designed homes to stay alive as long as they do. Half of the blog went to the Dixie Classic Fair on Wednesday evening...the fair is celebrating its 127th year, and it has a corndog-free web site that allows on line viewing of albums of vintage fair photos.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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