Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Many of the houses in this neighborhood were built in the 1915 - 1935 period.  An endearing feature is that the builders made shutters with cut-out images, like the potted tree in these shutters.

Unfortunately, over time the residents "improve" the homes.  For many, a shutterless look is considered more modern, so the shutters are condemned to the basement or [shudder!] the trash. In other cases, deteriorating shutters are replaced by machine-built slatted shutters that are bolted to the siding instead of hung on hinges. 

Here is the whole house.

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