MPW.71 / 2019 Once Upon a House by Piero Desopo
Photographer
Piero Desopo Los Angeles, Calif.


Story Summary

Michael and Katy Kelly won an auction for a historical brick house on a hill. Now, they are determined to save its historic character, investing their energy to restore the house by hand. But the job is demanding. They are now a year into the job with no end in sight.

The particular value of the house is the history, which traces back through layers of Boonville’s history. In the late 1800’s the house was built to serve as a home for boys. In the late 1960’s it became home for the warden of a nearby correctional center.