It’s All in the Architectural Details

My favorite thing about living in an historic neighborhood is the variety of architectural details. Unlike many modern neighborhoods in which properties are expected to conform to a set of design standards, in the older neighborhoods, there were often a great variety of styles. The Morning Star is part of the Houston and Pierre Streets Historic Residential District. The houses in this district are from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and represent  Queen Anne, Italianate, Classical Revival, Tudor, and Vernacular Folk styles. Built in 1902, our house, a Queen Anne “transitional”, is one of the newer ones. This afternoon, I went for a stroll around the neighborhood and photographed some of many details one can see just walking around. The first three photos are from our house.


26 responses to “It’s All in the Architectural Details

    • Thank you for your comments, Lynne. It is an interesting neighborhood to walk around. Some of the houses could use a little more tlc, but many are quite lovely.

    • No, there isn’t actually a lightning rod there to my knowlegde. I am not sure who first put the electrical insulator on the roof, but it is a nice touch. I’ve been enjoying your safari posts, by the way!

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