After Mr. Radley died, what changes were made to the Radley place in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Apparently, very little work was done on the actual house following the death of old Mr. Radley in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The house was the worst on the block: the shingles "drooped over the eaves of the veranda" and weeds grew in the yard. His son did cement the knothold of the oak where the children found their gifts. It was thought that Mr. Radley's death might produce the sight of Boo, but Boo was never seen.

A few changes were seen when it became known that old Mr. Radley was dying. Sawhorses were placed at each end of the property to block traffic, which was "diverted to the back street." The sidewalk was covered in straw, and the doctor parked his car in front of the Finch house and walked to the Radley house. The sawhorses were taken down after Mr. Radley died.

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