The friendly Avon Lake resident felt the same way as I did. She was sorry that it was being torn down and felt the urge to document it. She also knew a few of the people who had lived on the property.
Actually, I had met of the residents of the house being demolished. While I was photographing the Peter Miller house a few years ago, a gentleman had ridden up on his bike and chit-chatted with me about old houses. He remarked that he lived in the old house down Lake Road to the east with the black iron fence in front of it. He was a nice, gregarious guy and apparently is well-known around town.
The woman with the camera also pointed out that there had been several old houses on the huge property at the same time, and that all had been torn down except the one remaining. She also noted that most, but not all, of the trees had been selectively cut down.
You can see the other houses, as well as a few other small buildings, in this Bing Maps aerial shot (below).
Anyway, here are some of my shots from Sunday afternoon.
It will be interesting to see what is eventually built on this property. At least it seems that some of the old trees will provide some shade and beauty for the new residence.
If any readers have any knowledge of this property (the houses, the residents, etc.) be sure to leave a comment.