324 Spring Street

This property was a vacant lot when we made an offer to buy the house at 316 Spring Street in June 2011. A house contemporaneous to the one we bought had been torn down after the 2009 citywide historic resources survey had been completed.

324 Spring Street. Credit: 2009 City of Decatur Historic Resources Survey.

By the time we moved into 316 Spring Street the first week in September 2011, this new home was nearing completion:

324 Spring Street. July 29, 2011.

324 Spring Street. July 2012.

We lived at 316 Spring Street for 10 months and seven days. We moved because we didn’t want to continue as participant observers in a community undergoing rapid gentrification through teardowns and mansionization.

The view from our kitchen window at 316 Spring Street. December, 2011.

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