Monday, October 15, 2012

This is the Flint historic district's most recent victim, one of many in the two blocks of vacant homes on Mason St. A couple months ago the house stood with a single burnt out window, the modest building not particularly ornate but still in good shape. Walking back from Spencer's just weeks later, two gas canisters lie along the side of the road, empty. Where there was a house is now a smoldering void.

Virtually nothing remains of the building, save the stone and cement foundation. The fire ate up everything but a small corner. But beneath the cascade of singed wood flooring, a treasure:

One 6"x8"x14' beam, almost wholly unharmed from the arson. This will be useful in replacing one of the main beams in the basement which has started to rot from moisture.

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