Monday, August 30, 2010

Braddock Houses, For Sale, 16 x 20, oil on linen

Braddock, Pennsylvania is full of despair. You can feel it when you drive around. Lately the community has been dealt another blow because the hospital there just closed. Unemployment is 15.8% compared to the national average of 9.7%.This was once a thriving mill town but now you see boarded-up storefronts and lots of houses are for sale–cheap. Lawns of these houses are overgrown with huge weeds and many are unoccupied. The dark sky tells this sad story while the crisp light gives hope that things can only get better.


  1. I recommend listing those homes at or below the competitive market price. A drop in price means a great deal right now.

  2. Probably only people outside the depressed community would see it as a good deal when house prices fall.

    It looks like a great painting!