Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My World Tuesday - Late 1800's housing

The original plan for the town contained 340 lots. Most of this area is now designated as a Historic District and in addition to regular government zoning and permitting, a historic review is required when a building is renovated or repaired. The object is to preserve the architectural and archeological heritage of the site. Last week I posted a photo of a 1756 house. These today were built in the late 1800's. Originally the buildings were residences, but now some are businesses. The architectural style of these houses was prevalent throughout other US cities during 1870 - 1900.

Interesting details on the front of this 1895 building with two residences

An appropriate use for an old building

The Trail Mansion is now a funeral home

10 comments:

fishing guy said...

Lew: What neat old houses in your world. I also like the design on that pair of houses.

Louise said...

Beautiful buildings, and so well-preserved; that is wonderful. I don't think that architectural style was prevalent in this part of the US during that time. But that just makes YOUR world more interesting to me!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

an interesting post and i so enjoyed the buildings...i am happy to see that they are not tearing down these lovely architectural gems...so much of that goes on and we are left with no history.

thanks for sharing
have a great week.

erin

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful antique buildings.
Great shot and nice World.

kjpweb said...

Very nice showing. Interesting architecture!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: We just dropped to $ 1.93...

Wren said...

I'm amazed how similar buildings from the same time period are as you travel from city to city. Great photos, great MyWorld post.

Sara G said...

Beautiful places!! Wonderful post and photo's!!
Take care.

Jack and Joann said...

Well, that last photo seems to be a grand place for getting laid out for one's final ride. LOL!

Jack and Joann said...

Where oh where is Botecourt County in Virginia? Williamsburg area?

Denise said...

Your photos are great Lew, these old houses are gorgeous, so much character, just beautiful.