95th and Merrion: Cars in Purgatory?

January 19, 2010


(photo by Lee Bey)

The auto yard in the South Deering neighborhood has caught my eye for years.

Hunks of old Detroit steel--like that 1956 Pontiac Safari wagon in the lead photo--sit there season after season, awaiting a fate uncertain...or an auto part undetermined. A purgatory for cars? Maybe. At 95th and Merrion.


(photo by Lee Bey)


(photo by Lee Bey)


(photo by Lee Bey)


(photo by Lee Bey)

I went to check on the place a few days ago and found it surrounded by tall wooden fencing that blocked views inside the yard.‚  Luckily, I took these shots before the fence was put up. The view is pretty much the same.