They should have turned the buildings into apartments. Solid brick/concrete walls..would have lent themselves to it really well. It would also have been a lot cheaper than starting over with a WHOLE new building.
Maybe it was applied to the windows for security reasons, which is just plain silly because there are photos out on the internet showing its interior and the Reagans/officials riding in it..
Apparently the house from the movie is still around -- it was moved and restored. So its somewhere in the Round Rock. The brick house which sat across the street from it was torn down a few years after filming. Anyone know where exactly this was at? The photo here looks very much like the terrain seen in the film.
That's actually Ed Gein's house, in Plainfield, Wisconsin. It was razed in the 1950s or 60s. :|
Those arches at right used to be the front of a building, but it was torn down years ago years ago... I forget what it was called.
I know its sort of unrelated, but near the southwest corner of the park is 809 Humboldt Street, the childhood home of Judy Collins. She mentioned it on NPR the other day, and how it was near Cheesman Park.
Ever seen Jaws? Richard Dreyfuss sits on that rock during the conversation with the mayor about the defaced billboard. At least, I'm about 90% sure that's the same rock.
When you took this photo, there's a cemetery behind you, right? I wonder if they're going to move it? It would be a bad situation if there were some kind of slide or parting through the cemetery. :|
This used to be a house, right? It would be fun to have seen it back when it was a house. :D