Saturday, November 2, 2013

15-19 Parsons Blvd My Childhood Home

This is the home I grew up in until I was 11.  When we moved to Florida.  I don't have a lot of good pictures of it but I remember it fondly. My nephew happens to be in NY now.  So I asked him to take a picture of the old house if he had time.  He did such an awesome job and went today.  He only arrived yesterday!
 
Mary 1949
 
Yes, that is me truly sitting on the steps.  The front yard had a slopping small hill to the sidewalk and a big maple tree in front.  

Old House how it looks now

Here is the house today.  The little hill has been leveled and walled in.  The lions do not fit my memory of the old home.  There looks like a lot of other plants are now in the front yard. And they painted the red brick front but left the big bricks or rocks natural. 

Mary & Dad in 1949
 
Below I am sitting in the upper level of the front yard just in front of the front door.  Here you can see on of the garage doors is open.  In those days they were manual, you had to get out of the car to open and close them.
 
Mary 1958
 
Here is my nephew, Kevin standing in front of the house in the drive way.  It looks like the bay window and garage have been updated.  Well it has been 54 years since I lived in the house, they would have to be updated.  I wonder what it looks like inside.
 
Kevin and the house today
 
Thanks Kevin for doing such a great job!
 
 
Street sign
Here is the corner street sign, this was the street I walled up the hill to go to PS 79 for kindergarten and first grade.