Rest in Peace: Empty Lot in Springfield Oregon was a photographers dream.
I've been very fortunate. Living in the Washburne Historic District is a gem.
I moved my studio from a garage near the U of O campus to this area because I loved this historic 1901 Jess Seavey (of Seavey Loop road fame) home. (See photo above taken during the recent snow storm.)
I also liked the relaxed and unique neighborhood. It has so much to offer from funky urban settings to trees, flowers, picket fences and graffiti.
One of the great things was this vacant lot across the street. Over 20 years ago I got permission from the owner to photograph there.
So- be it brides,
high school seniors,
I've been forunate to have that lot to photograph them there. Until now.
Over the weekend, a historic bungalow was moved from Franklin Blvd near Eugene and I-5
to 1/2 of the lot: (This shows the back and front porches currently on the other 1/2 of the lot).
This lot and the corner one next to it, once housed a large family home that burned to the ground in the last 1930's. Now -in time it will make someone a great home. And a new neighbor for me. But one less place to photograph. :-(