Thursday, June 23, 2011

Charter Oak Place

Charter Oak Place is a short street tucked behind Main Street.  It has two dozen lovely old houses that had become rundown by the 1960s but were discovered and renovated in the 1980s.

26 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very elegant house with wonderful entrance, those columns are so charming!
Beautiful composition with the kid!
Léia

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm glad people rediscovered the charms of these old houses before they were all gone.

Kate said...

You have many stately old buildings in your area! The young man on the bike adds interest and charm to your photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Renovation is a wonderful thing, are you a 'handy man' Jack??

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Well done. The idea, the original construction, the renovation, and the photograph.

VP said...

The magic word 'renovation' makes miracles here and there!

Lynette said...

The beauty takes my breath away. Thank goodness no one decided to demolish this one and the others!

Randy said...

Wow that really is lovely. I like the entrance.

cieldequimper said...

Good that they were renovated rather than torn down.

T. Becque said...

Glad to see these houses restored, their lovely.
Sounds like we took somewhat the same trip (Lucca, Cinque Terre...)!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love to see these old houses restored and this one is a beauty! Terrific capture/composition for the day! Love the boy on the bicycle, the flowers and the street lamp! Have a great day, Jack!

Sylvia

lizziviggi said...

How nice that this ISN'T one of the old crumbling ruins you occasionally post! Those entryways are fantastic. This was definitely a building worth saving.

Malyss said...

60ies and 70 ies were very hard for old buildings! We've lost a lot during those years. Lyckily, some people finally understood that all those treasures had to be protected and kept!

RedPat said...

Lovely - glad they have been restored to their past glory!

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks very nice. Good to see buildings like this brought back.

Mo said...

Nice place

Birdman said...

I bet these are beauties inside.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I admire those who have the skills to take a run down place and make it new and fresh again.

Regina K said...

Gorgeous entry. I love that old homes are being renovated.

Farmchick said...

What a grand home. I always like to see older homes brought back to life.

Lois said...

It is absolutely beautiful Jack, especially those columns! Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I looked at that picture you told me about and it is just unbelievable!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

How fortunate for the town that these buildings and the street were saved. Would love to live in that house.

Gunn said...

Stylish!

EG Wow said...

I love to see old renovated homes! This looks an especially nice one.

Cindy said...

A beautiful building, and the kid riding by brings the shot to life.

JM said...

Lovely entranceway!