As I was making my way back to Kansas Ave. I came upon this house on a corner lot. I wondered if it was original and had survived the tornado. It was hard to tell.
Maybe the homeowner just didn’t take care of his rebuilt home.
I turned onto the street to look at the neighbor’s house.
This was better cared for yet I couldn’t be sure if it was original or a rebuild.
The next house cleared it up for me. I was sure this wasn’t a rebuild, but original.
I had found a survivor of the tornado.
The house has a new roof as did the other two, but was boarded up now. Had the Irvins survived, continued to live in their home and now its just simply a matter that they have passed away and the home remains vacant? That’s how my mind works.
The Irvins’ neighbor, definitely an original home.
Across the street was a rebuild, or maybe just a remodel of the original.
To the left was an original home.
So where was I? I took a photo of the street sign. It was then it set in with me...
This was the first street sign I had seen on my walk through the residential section of town.
If you look in the upper right corner of this satellite view you can see Florida Ave.
Notice all the trees in those city blocks and below.
This corner of Greensburg sustained a lot less damage from the tornado.
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Yes Jackie, I bet that is why the foundation was covered...a basement.
I grew up in the land of no basement houses so it never occurred to me.