The home was built in 1922 and purchased by Gary Sweeney's mother in 1945

February 11, 2016 12:40 PM

Gary Sweeney is selling his Manhattan Beach, California, home. He sold the structure, which has been in his family for over 70 years, to a developer who intends to demolish it.

But before that happens, Sweeney’s sending his home out with a proper sendoff. He’s covering the exterior of the home, which was built in 1922, with pictures of his family, turning the small house into an art installation ahead of its proposed fate.

“My mother bought [the house] in 1945 while my father was in Guam during World War II,” he told ABC7. “It was $5,400 and it had dishes and furniture in it.”

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Different people have stopped by to snap pictures of the home, which Sweeney says may remind them of a different, simpler time for Manhattan Beach.

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