Dodge Mansion ’77

Published on: November 27th, 2010 Written by:

I used to haunt demolition sites, and when the Dodge house was coming down in 1977, I dressed in work clothes and, by luck, arrived just as the developer Bernard Spitzer was walking through the construction gate. I fell in with his entourage. The guard considered me a member of the party, and in turn Mr. Spitzer thought I was one of the wrecking crew.

This is an amazingly blunt story that could be lifted straight from the pages of this site – only it’s in the NY Times. Here we have a guy who played the part in order to get into an old mansion that was about to be demolished and in turn looted what he could.

Bravo, Christopher Grey. Bravo.

Clear evidence that with the passage of time, what most think of as a crime becomes more of a historic narrative. Something we all strive for.

One response to “Dodge Mansion ’77”

  1. Uncle Pill says:

    I say bravo as well. Something we all need to keep our
    eyes and ears peeled for constantly.

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