Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This is a Cape Cod style house located off of Adams Street. Reverend Timothy Dwight, a president of Yale, is credited with recognizing these houses as a class and coining the term "Cape Cod" for them. The early ones were symmetrical, with a center chimney, clapboard shingles and shutters to protect the double hung multiple pained windows in howling Northeast storms. If you enlarge this image you will see a wonderful old street light as well.

3 comments:

RNSANE said...

This is such a beautiful New England house. And the street light is really nice.

xyke said...

Hi, I really like your photos being posted here in your blog. I'm amazed that there are houses as beautiful of this in terms of architecture and the sceneries that lies with it.

Beak Wilder said...

This house is practically reeking of Adams Street! You can always tell an Adams Street house, it seems.

And why hasn't brattcat commented on this yet?

Somebody should start calling hospitals. Something is amiss!