I, like many of you, enjoy architectural history. Spending a year conducting architectural field surveys did not deter that enjoyment in the slightest, actually it reaffirmed it. Part of my survey work included writing a building history for each surveyed resource. I was fortunate that many of the buildings had interesting histories, but there were a handful that didn’t, and sometimes, even if the histories were interesting the structure itself had me imagining a totally different story to fit what I saw.
So I am trying something new with House Tales (title subject to change, any ideas?). I will give you a couple of pictures of a house/building/structure/object and I would love to have you all share what you think its story could be. After I have a few stories from you all, I’ll share the portion of its history that I find most interesting in a new post.
I hope you find it enjoyable and that you contribute. I think this will be a fun way to share some historic houses (and more) with you all without going into a building description of its roof type, siding material, and foundation.
The house featured in this post is from Cooperstown, New York. That’s all I’m going to tell you for now…
I look forward to reading what you come up with. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Have fun with it! 🙂