The Week contest: Housing monument

This week’s question: A Washington, D.C., real estate listing includes neither a house nor property, but a single, crumbling brick wall, which is on sale for $50,000. If this structure were to become a monument to high housing costs, what should it be called?

Click here to see the results of last week’s contest: Literary warnings

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THE WINNER: “The American Dream Memorial”

Hunter Burgan, Los Angeles, California 

SECOND PLACE: “Starter Home, 2023”

Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

THIRD PLACE: “The Tomb of the Unknown Foreclosure”

Pete Zimmer and Allison Wedell, Saint Paul, Minnesota 


“House of the Rising Sum”

Jeff Jerome, Northampton, Massachusetts 

“The Bidding War Memorial”

Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana

“The Let’s-Keep-Interest-Rates-Artificially-Low-For-Way-Too-Long-And-See-What-Happens Memorial to Inflationary Pressures”

Daniel Burstein, Jacksonville, Florida

“The Plight House”

Marc Herbert, Walnut Creek, California

“The Middle Income Memorial”

Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont

“The Eiffel (Behind on My Payments) Tower”

Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania

“Foreclosure Park”

Amanda Sargent, Carlisle, Massachusetts 

“The Last Affordable (Very) Flat in D.C.”

Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California

“Hole in the Wall-et Monument”

Dan Cacioppo, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 

“The 10,000-Lincolns Memorial”

Jesse Rifkin, Arlington, Virginia

“Monument to Congressional Listening Skills”

Kip McGilliard, Richland, Washington

“Castle in the Air”

Bobbi Keane, Marlboro, Massachusetts 

“Build Back Bigger”

Jay Lynch, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Forbidden City, Circa 2023”

Kathy Kapps, Sausalito, California

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