62: Sierra Madre Gothic

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I have always loved the painting “American Gothic”. The painting depicts two farm people in Iowa in the 1930’s, they are standing in front of a simple house with a Gothic window.  I think the painting resembles some of the people and buildings in SM. I grew up here in the 1970’s. I remember a man who wore farmers overalls everyday and lived on Auburn.  Some people may remember him for his huge decorated Christmas tree.  The Gothic style window in the painting resembles some of the older buildings in town like, the Tar  Estate,  Penny House and the Old North Church.  The farmers in American Gothic and the people of SM are/were all hard working people in a small town trying to add beauty to there life through art/architecture.

This scarecrow can be found at 220 W. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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