Thursday, May 21, 2009

Seymour Perkins -- still not settled

Remember Seymour Perkins, who died in February 2009? Apparently he can't be gotten rid of so easily.
The Fourth Court of Appeals District of Texas has reversed an order granting the city of San Antonio permission to demolish the home of Seymour Perkins. ...

Perkins died in February, but his family and lawyers continue to fight for the house which displays some of his artwork. He was a folk artist and his family hopes to renovate the building and turn it into a museum displaying pieces of his work.
(from KENS-5)

Wait a minute. Didn't his home burn down last October?

Strange. Very strange.


AlanDP said...

It didn't burn "down," it just burned out. The shell is still there. It didn't look like it was in very good shape to begin with, and I don't see why it hasn't been razed by now.

What they really need to do is knock down the crack shack across the street.

P.S. Word verification: undoment. Sounds like a real word.

Albatross said...

Tearing down an old building is one thing, but the moment someone else connects the structure with something artistic or historic (real or imagined), the razing becomes almost impossible. I'm guessing that's what is happening here. Since Perkins was viewed as an artist of some kind, people will resist its demolition, even though Perkins is gone and the house is no longer a house.

This may drag out for some time.