The Sunday porch: Washington, Kentucky

4-collins-davis-hse-kentucky-1982-library-of-congressCollins-Davis House, Main Street, Old Washington, Kentucky, 1982, by Jack Boucher for an Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (all photos here).

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This clapboard structure, built in 1875, is the most exuberant interpretation of Gothic Revival architecture in Washington. . . . A mid-western interpretation of Gothic Revival cottage architecture, . . . with three steep gables emphasizing verticality and the porch with stylized Tudor arches drawing attention from the Greek Revival doorway. Notably absent is any vestige of . . . the “gingerbread” often associated with post-Civil War architecture.

HABS, written ca. late 1970s or early 1980s

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Looking at Google Maps street view for Old Washington, it appears that the house still exists in good condition.

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