All houses, once lived in, have stories. Some are mere whispers, others scream. A home’s visual history interprets the movements of its residents, through time. Like us, houses breathe and have lives. In Mature, the images of the Stair House capture the passage of time before the transformation into a new chapter arrives. This new chapter is coupled with the passing of Marie Ward (1927–2020), who lived in the house for the past 50 years, and speaks to the Appalachian-migration experience of Cincinnati in the mid-20th century. A video interview with Ward speaks to the experience of living on Avon Place.
Artists: Britini Bicknaver, Jesse Byerly, Mark de Jong, Steve Paszt, and C. Jacqueline Wood
Mark de Jong, Stair House, 2020. Archive print. Photo by Steve Paszt
1368 Avon Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45225 (513) 325-6625
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