May 4, 2007
This ornate column, beautiful even in its state of decline, graces the doorway of a lovely Old Town home. It is over 100 years old and will be replaced by a new column which replicates every detail. Homeowners of historic Old Town homes are bound by the Board of Architectural Review to maintain the integrity of the architectural style.
May 3, 2007
A charming entry to an Old Town residence.
May 1, 2007
Rowhouses in cheerful colors in Parker-Gray.
April 30, 2007
Old Town’s secrets are guarded by beautiful doorways.
April 25, 2007
Rowhouses on West Street in Parker-Gray.
April 17, 2007
Here’s one of the places Dave used to live. At that time, back in the 1940s, although this building had indoor plumbing, the people in the house next door had an outhouse.
March 19, 2007
A bright, sunny day today but cold, only in the 30s. I’m much happier when the temps rise above the mid-40s. Looking forward to spring!
This building is right next to the ones I posted on February 24 and 25 with the interesting decoration over the window. But the style of decoration is completely different.
March 14, 2007
I often admire the many beautiful houses in Old Town and wonder what it would be like to live in one of them. Having been inside more than one, I know that there are pluses and minuses. The rooms are sometimes very small and narrow, and it takes a lot of money to upgrade to modern conveniences.
Right now, if my heat pump goes out (and it’s living on borrowed time, since it’s more than 15 years old), that would immediately negate any new windows, new kitchen floor and new carpeting I might be considering. I can’t imagine having to replace a roof, redo the plumbing or have foundation problems in one of these grand old homes.