Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The porch in question
Here's that front porch, at a point in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Note the hand-hewn lamppost. K points out four chairs on the porch, in addition to the inviting hammock. G muses on how low the bannister is.
Compare that to what it looks like today.
Still a lovely house, but not nearly as much as 100 years ago. I've been mulling over the puzzle of why anybody wanted to change it, and then I realized, of course: the safety of babies and toddlers.