Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 12-25-16

Now that the gift-opening dust has settled, I’ll grab a few minutes to post these photos I took yesterday. 252 N. Bayview Street Outside, there are several new railings. On the balcony… …the front entrance… …and the side entrance. Inside, … Continue reading

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End of an Eyesore

From time to time I post about “Neighborhood Improvements.” Today’s “improvement” is in my own front yard. When we bought our house in 1980, the lamppost was already liberally swathed in ivy. The ivy was so thick, in fact, that … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 12-18-16

Settle in for a long scroll, as I have lots of photos this week. 252 N. Bayview Street I was about to despair of getting photos of this house this week. When I passed yesterday, workers were present, including carpenters … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report—Special Gate House Edition

Most residents of Fairhope are aware of the “castles” at the east end of Oak Avenue. The Sheldon Castle, built by legendary Fairhope sculptor and “character” Craig Sheldon, was the childhood home of Dr. Craig Sheldon, Jr. (“Mac”), Megrez Sheldon … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 12-11-16

Between the polar vortex and the tail end (I sincerely hope) of an upper respiratory infection, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get out for a walk today, but in fact I felt pretty good (for a welcome change), … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 12-4-16

Today we finally got a long, soaking rain—much needed after almost unprecedented drought (in October and November, we got only about an inch of rain compared to the average of more than nine inches)—so I didn’t get out to walk. … Continue reading

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