A tale of two exteriors11/4/2013
We’re still puzzling over these very different houses. As we’ve mentioned previously, we know 51 Ashley was part of an set of 6 houses with alternating designs built by Frederick Mahl in the 1890s, but we don’t have any information on who built 55 Ashley or when, exactly. It does mark the switch to wood from brick on the south side of the street, and in that regard
Exterior Work at 55 Ashley10/02/2013
We’ve managed to save a lot of the original clapboard and shakes, but we did have to replace some of both. Also, if we haven’t pointed it out before, notice the decorative wood work in the back porch eave. It’s a pretty good match for the decorative rail on the front porch.