Bard Blogs – Bard College
He couldn't help but let his anger get the best of him after entering the house. His eyes wandered in astonishment, looking up and down all through the walls, the ceiling, and traveling back to the hallways and up the stairs. He let it sink in, and even though he tried to keep it together, he couldn't help but feel ill when he realized someone had done this all out of spite.
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When Jack Sammi purchased his beautiful home on Queens Street for a lump sum of $135,000, he felt like the planets had finally aligned for him, but he was starting to feel like he had made the worst decision of his life. He had a taste for "oddities" but he was starting to feel like he'd let it go too far this time. But when he finally allowed cameras to film the interior of the house, he sent the world into a frenzy.
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To say that this house was quirky and unique is a major understatement, as there's a very peculiar reason as to how it came to be. As it turns out, the man who had built it originally didn't just rely on good old cement and brick walls. Oh no. Revenge was his sole purpose for building this strange house, as he wanted to make life a living hell for a specific group of people in the neighborhood. Due to the way the house was built, you could clearly see that he'd never imagine anyone would want to live there.
Bigger Isn't Always Better
Those who haven't tried living in a confined space, it may seem a bit intimidating to accommodate their entire life to a tiny space. But for a lot of other folks, downsizing the space they live in is a way to free themselves off of earthly possessions and declutter their lives. But this tiny house in Queens street was beyond small. Some would go as far as to say it was unlivable.
Civil War Talk
In the 1830s, a hard-working man by the name of John Hollensbury loved to kickstart his after-work routine. He would get home after working long hours, kick his feet up for a little "me time," and enjoyed drinking a stiff drink. He looked forward to a relaxing evening, but he wasn't always able to enjoy some peace and quiet. But one day, something broke the camel's back and he finally had enough.