Monday, February 16, 2009

four of a kind

this string of cottages on 16th Street SE is unique because the homes are (were / could be) all identical:

raise your hand if you're into the idea of replacing the highway-style lights with something more human scaled

i love how practical porch-sitting was that they had a roll-up shade to make the experience comfortable at any time of day

The same house today:

built in 1915, these houses have now lost many of their original features, including windows, shutters, stair treads, porch detailing, and wood siding & shingles.

old photo courtesy of the National Photo Company Collection

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

if you're calling them quints shouldn't there be five . . .?