The Old Signalmans House On The Edge Of Town

Growing up the edge of town was the railway tracks. Beyond them you were leaving Streetsville. That was true whether you were leaving north or south. On the northside is a building that when I was growing up was the lumberyard. It was where my father would go to purchase wood, whenever he was building something new. On the southside is an ancient house that I read somewhere was once used as a residence for the Signalman. At night he would raise a lamp, and let people know that a train was approaching. I have watched over the years this house become increasingly more run down and decrepit, and have often wondered what would become of it. Yesterday, I rode my bike over to get some photos, as I had begun to fear that it would disappear before I had a chance to. When I got there, it seemed as if the house was now empty. So I sneaked on to the property to look around. I especially wanted to look at that big tree in the backyard.

On the southside is an ancient house that I read somewhere was once used as the residence of a Signalman.
I especially wanted to look at that big tree in the backyard.

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