house was a few miles outside Warren, a small town on the
Allegheny River in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania. My
family's dear friend Quinn Smith was from Warren. He was a
classmate of my parents at the Art Institute of Chicago, and he
coaxed them to visit him in Warren. They were completely charmed
by the area and decided they wanted to spend more time
is the house my parents bought. Clearly it took some imagination
and vision to see its potential.