The Price of Progress


This Gilbert farmhouse, near the intersection of Higley and Elliot Roads, has been standing at the edge of a cornfield for decades. Now, it’s in its final days. The cornfield has been staked off for either commercial or residential use, and the house has been marked for demolition. In this photo, you can see the bulldozers parked in the cornfield behind the house. I spent an hour or two roaming the grounds of this home, finding interesting odds and ends in the yard – a collection of cassette tapes, including Micheal Jackson, and another marked “Good Songs”. I also found a tall trophy, standing proudly in the dirt, seemingly unaware of the impending doom and destruction. This home has always fascinated me, so I’m glad I got to spend some time with it before the bulldozers flatten everything.


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