Scorching elegance

Earlier today I drove to Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where I saw some nice old Victorian houses. I thought I'd share a few which typify the area.

Here's one which was surrounded by trees:

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And here's one which wasn't:

BigVict.jpg

The temperature was well into the nineties. Here's one which reflects the heat:

HotBuilding.jpg

Unlike most of the Victorians in California, these places have seen extremes of hot and cold, and are none the worse for wear.

They remind me of the first car I ever bought (a prewar 1941 Plymouth), because they're built to last.

posted by Eric on 05.24.04 at 12:54 AM










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Unfortunately, you seem to have caught the only three remaining Victorians in SE Pennsylvania that weren't converted into funeral homes (or at least divided into apartments) decades ago. Or actually, maybe that is less of a problem closer to Philadelphia. Anyway, they are great, though.

Sean Kinsell   ·  May 24, 2004 8:40 AM

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