Craftsman – 30 Days of Photos Day 7

I’ve written about him before, so when I saw that today’s theme was “Craftsman”, I could do nothing but revisit my Great Grandfather’s handiwork which still stand a few blocks from where I live. I was always told that he was a Millwright, and after fleeing the Russian Revolution of 1905, settled the family in Montreal and built this distinctive block of homes after trading a pair of socks for a small parcel of land. They’re recognizable by their balconies and all but one balcony has survived the ages (the 3rd one down is now an awful mix of press-wood and aluminium). The homes were long sold off for pennies and are now 2 story cottages worth about a billion dollars apiece.

crafted balconies montreal

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