Sunday, August 25, 2013

Replacements bad mansard

If you're a Replacements fan like me, you'll enjoy this clip.  If you are a bad mansard fan, you'll like the familiar roofline that makes a couple of cameos in this story.  My favorite Replacements song is I Will Dare.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Miracle Mansard

We've just returned from out summer vacation.  We took a short trip to Seagrove, Florida with an overnight stop in Nashville and a day trip to Mary Ester, Florida to visit some of my husband's Southern kin.

They live on Highway 98 but it is called the Miracle Strip Parkway  in Mary Ester (near Destin).  And would you look at this flea market "D'e France" [sic] mansard on said Miracle Strip Parkway.   Aqua, columns, D'e France.  What's not to love?  It's a miracle of design.  

It was nice catching up with John's 2nd cousin and his wife and kids.  There was cold beer, burgers, boat riding and the required dock jumping into the Gulf Intracoastal waterway.  Nothing like bonding with distant cousins by burying them in sand.   

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Methodist mansard

This is the Webster Hills United Methodist church fellowship hall building. It may technically be in Glendale.  It mirrors the mansard style of the original group of structures across Berry Road. I think this was built about 15 years ago. I remember I was in law school and living off Woodlawn avenue during construction. 

Some other bits of trivia about the intersection of Berry and Lockwood:

I received my first speeding ticket near there circa 1988. I paid it. STUPID. Don't ever pay tickets. They add points to your driving record and make your insurance costs go up. Get a lawyer to help you amend the ticket to a non moving. Non moving = no points. 

My first boyfriend lived on Edwin, not far from that corner. 

My mom almost bought her first house on parkland avenue in 1983. Instead she chose a sensible house in Webster Groves. Back then interest rates were around 16%. Imagine how different my life would have been growing up there. Not different bad, but just different.