A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
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.