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The Suburban Yards That Divide and Define the Middle Class

While California’s drought has people wondering if traditional lawns may be headed for extinction in the Golden State, Roberta Neidigh has assembled a bizarrely fascinating survey of them. Specifically, where they collide on the property line between neighbors.

Like the rings of a tree, property lines are a measure of time, revealing landscaping and construction trends over the years. Neidigh’s photos were taken in an inner, and therefore older, suburb of Sacramento that has seen changes and disruptions over the years. Neidigh points out a generation gap, writ in differing planter box styles.

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Tags #Photography    #Suburbs    #Middle Class    #Landscape   

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