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Old Jun 7, 2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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The end of school hasn't left me with as much time as I'd like to go out and search for old buildings. Finally, this morning I was able get out for a while and stumbled onto this beautiful old home in the first stages of renovation. What's odd is that I've lived in the city more than 20 years and have passed this house hundreds of times and never noticed it till this morning.
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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I really love the cupola on top of the house. Can't wait to see what this is like when they finish the renovation.
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 2:30 PM   #3
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Great capture. The thing that catches my attention is the round porch or veranda. I have never seen one of those before. When they finish the renovation, be sure to get some comparison photos.

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Old Jun 7, 2007, 5:35 PM   #4
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Cal, this rounded portico style is more common in large public buildings. Its construction expense made kept it from being commonplace in housing construction, but it is not really unique. You generally associate this type of construction with the classical architecture of the 1830-1860 period and a period of "nostalgia" for the antebellum South that took place 1-2 generations after the War. Without any knowledge of this house's history, I would guess it comes from this second period.

Note also the rounded "tower" on the right on photograph #1. It almost clashes with the rest of the design and there is not a matching structure on the left, spoiling any sense of symmetry. In Hot Springs, there are a number of buildings constructed in the 1900 era that attempted, often unsucessfully, to incorporate elements of Alpine chalets, etc.

I went back to my oriinal shots and found a closeup of the portico.
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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Great collection showing off the various aspects of the building.

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