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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Houses That Have Been Scenes Of Famous Murder Cases

It's hard to know what to do with houses that have born witness to sensational crimes. Knocking them down seems like a futile attempt at repression, as if bulldozing a building could erase what happened there. Leave them up, though, and they risk becoming tourist attractions, drawing the kind of gawkers who cruise by slowly, looking at something banal--a high school gym, a brick apartment building, a two-story house in the suburbs--and picturing something horrible.

Rachael Moore, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, 2019

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