Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Clay Homes - nevermore

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The Clay Homes, the low rental projects that I spent from about my first 6 months to 7 years old are gone. Recently, they were bulldozed away to make way for a new office park.

I guess it is common business sense. Which will be less costly in many ways, poor families or businesses in an office park?

A friend of mine who grew up in Marietta but moved away about 20 years or so ago recently asked me in an email were The Clay Homes still standing.

Here is my reply:

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 2:04 PM

You asked about the Clay Homes.

Well, here they are, or here they an't.

I took this picture today in what used to be the playground of Waterman Street School, now the parking lot of the Salvation Army. The ground The Clay Homes were on looks like a barren wasteland doesn’t it?

You can see the recognizable Cobb County Government buildings on the horizon. They are in the places that used to be the old Courthouse and the old Sheriff’s office and jail.

There are too many “What-used-be” places in Marietta.

Times, they are a-changing.


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Blogger Si's blog said...

Recently went to the place where we lived when we were first married, Bolling Square Apartments in Norfolk. Fifty years ago. And some damned fool had smushed them and built "condos". &^%*(&. No sense of history or tradition.

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Blogger ET said...


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