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Man Recreates Hometown In Home

Sewickley, PA, in fall

Sewickley, PA, in fall

Thursday, March 4, 2010 16:16 GMT

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One Boston man loves his hometown so much, he’s recreated it in his own home.

Michael Paul Smith is paying homage to where he grew up – the small town of Sewickley, Pennsylvania – by building a replica of the area as it was in the 1950s inside his house.

Smith has re-made every building from memory, fully-furnished them with carpeting and furniture from the era, and bought classic model cars online that resemble the cars from his old ’hood.

He then takes photos of the models that look so much like the real thing, no one would think they’re only about 11-inches tall.

Though he admits the project makes it seem like he doesn’t “have a life,” Smith gets joy and satisfaction from re-creating Sewickley.

The photos seem to strike a chord with people, who email Smith all the time to ask if they can come over and play in his neighborhood.