Last House Standing And ( Other Stories)
December 18 - January 25 2014
C. GRIMALDIS GALLERY
523 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
410 539 1080
|Red Brick Rowhouse West Baltimore|
|Blue Solo House West Baltimore|
I saw these photographs last summer when they were submitted to Musing. I see the silent indicators of not only place and the character of these buildings but what is revealed about cities and change in America .
" My interest in these solitary buildings is not only in their ghostly beauty but in their odd, almost defiant, placement in the urban landscape. Often three stories high, they were clearly not designed to stand alone like this. Many details that might not be noticed in a homogenous row of twenty attached row houses become apparent when everything else has been torn down. And then there's the lingering question of why a single row house was allowed to remain upright. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied. " Ben Marcin.