Americans at Home
Mike collects gas pumps and "it kinda looked like a gas station."
Robert lost part of roof in a tornado. Could not find it so had to use shingles.
Clementine, the original owner with daughter Anita
Summer home at the Jersey Shore owned from the start by a Philadelphia family -Mom and Dad, Grandmother and Grandfather.
On the site when they built Kansas City State Community College. Now used for fire rescue training.
Grandkids living with Teresa
Richard, retired boilermaker with the Santa Fe, showed me his collections and wanted me to have this Thomas Kinkade plate.
"I wouldn't trade my house for anything."
Ginny the OT and David the artist
Donna's home was the model in Erie PA. She loves cats.
Roni's brother lives next door.
"As a kid, I thought it was one of the scariest houses I'd ever seen...Fast forward to 1989 when I found a home..."
"When we cannot find something we blame it on our ghost."
The guy across the street did the original grading with a horse-drawn implement.
"I had to strip the old paint off the house and fill 800 Bondo hills."
David lives with his 172 pound Mastiff. Biggest dog I have ever seen.
"When I bought my home, I had no idea what it was"
Mr. Kahle, friend of the original owner who is in assisted living. Bought the house with her husband because it could be built so quickly.
"Mr. Wanner passed away (four months ago.) I am taking care of it for him and his wife."
While I was setting up, Jude untied my shoes.
Rusty's grandmother's table
Bob and wise Minerva, original owners. Bob gave me a brass barometer. When I was about to leave, Minerva asked Bob about me, "can we keep him?"
"recreation of 2010 March 27 when I told the FBI SWAT team, "Hello Bitches"
"I am living in America (Detroit) because of this house."
Oscar's dad was a farmer. He bought this home with his mom after dad died and they parceled the farm. Later son Sam lived in it for 17 years.
"I wanted to save this house from destruction."
"First owned by the Regional Sales Manager for Lustron. The house was subsequently raffled as a fund raiser."
"We moved into this house 45 years ago. It was to be our starter house."
Krislyn "enjoyed hanging our pictures and paintings with magnets.."
"It's comforting to imagine a world where Sinatra plays on the hi-fi, martinis beckon on boomerang end tables and the main street through town is called Route 66."
"easy to clean"
Mary, original owner and daughter Barbara. "Dad...delivered milk in a horse-drawn wagon..."
"It is really an ideal house to raise kids in they color on the walls you just wash it off."
"found the home on Craig's List"
Carl was adopted, something he told me when I showed him Roxane in Precious Objects
"This used to be country. We have been here 45 years ...This house is like a child to me......I have met so many nice people because of this home. I can't imagine life without it..." Edna
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A six minute video that shows the entire project
Everyone that participated made this what it is and you can see them here