Front of the Robert Tait House, Camden, Alabama, 1936, by Alex Bush for an Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (all three photos).
The house was built for Robert Tait in 1855. It still stands.
2 thoughts on “The Sunday porch: Camden, Alabama”
In the first image it looks like there is space between the boards on the second floor so it’s amazing what great shape it is in today.
I think it looks like that because the white paint was wearing away from the darker wood boards, but the shutters were definitely suffering.
I just noticed in the 2008 photo on Wikipedia that the porch is a Carolina or rain porch, which has columns that rest on masonry bases set right on the ground, just in front of the porch itself.