November 24, 2003

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.
Posted by Carey at November 24, 2003 03:43 PM

The irony...
so many levels...

Posted by: Jonathan Link at November 25, 2003 10:55 AM

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

Posted by: rlrr at November 25, 2003 11:06 AM

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!

Posted by: Nancy at November 26, 2003 04:37 PM