Last week I shared mostly houses that we’re built around the same time as mine (1907), but also a few that were built in the late 1800s.
The town itself was founded around about 1835, and there are quite a few examples of fine Victoria architecture throughout the town.
Naturally, there are churches. Both of these I’ve shown before. The one on the left has a date of 1873, and is now a house. The one on the right has a date of 1880, and is still a working church. It has a “modern” addition making it much larger (the date of which is 1929). I think it’s interesting to see that while the have a similar style, the newer one is more ornate, despite being only seven years younger.
Like my house, you can see examples of the same styles, even in much older houses. These two are actually side by side. The one on the left appears to be left fairly original, while the one on the right has definitely had a face lift, along with an addition or two.
This one is just down the street from me. The Old Girl has definitely had work done to keep her looking so good. Also… in that “turret” window, if the curtains are open I can see and old treadle sewing machine.
And there are several styles of what I call the very “blocky” style Victorian. All with varying levels of wonderful Victorian detail.
This beauty is hard to see because of the trees.
But someone has paid a lot of love and attention to that gingerbread. The second picture is the view from the alley that runs behind it.
And on this recent walk, I found two more houses “related” to mine.
The one on the left has very old faux brick siding, which I believe was made from asphalt (almost like shingles). I saw it more often when I was a kid, and usually in more economically depressed areas. It’s pretty rare to see it now, and if you do, it’s usually on old cottages/cabins.
The one on the right is true brick, and wonder if it was built with wood like our, and then encased in brick after, or if it was perhaps the predecessor to ours. Built in brick here, and then copied in wood which would have been quicker and more affordable. The brick instantly gives it a more upscale look.