Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday is "This Old House Day"



This grand double residence at 39-41 Grandview Avenue was built in the shingle style in the early 1890s. This is one of the grandest Queen Anne houses in the area with the status symbol of the period: a tall three story corner tower. Of particular note are the Richardsonian Syrian arches on the second floor porch which were once probably unglazed. They recall the entrance of the 1882 Crane Library by H. H. Richardson which can be seen here.

3 comments:

brattcat said...

She's a beauty and well maintained it seems.

Leif Hagen said...

She's definitely a beauty - I wonder what's she's like inside? Think of the history...

Kate said...

These old houses have a great deal of character, unmatched by any contemporary houses.