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The Shire?

Stuart Buck points out an article about a Tolkien-inspired subdivision in Wisconsin.

Joseph Niebler, a self-professed J.R.R. Tolkien fan, wants to build The Shire, a neighborhood of 42 $500,000 homes named after the land of the Hobbits in Tolkien's epic tale. With streets named Rivendell Drive, Misty Mountain Parkway and Lorien Court, The Shire would be built on 48 acres of a Superfund site surrounding the former Brookfield Landfill.

Comments

The irony...
so many levels...

Mordor or Isengard might be more appropriate names for this development...

What would really be neat is if some developer had the creativity to actually construct the area and houses to resemble the Shire......and NOT $500,000 houses either!