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Bizette: 1938

Bizette: 1938

Louisiana circa 1938. "Bizette." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

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Lightning rod grounding?

I think the four cables that go into the earth on the right side of the chimney are grounding for lightning rods, although I don't see any lightning rods sticking up on the roof.

[The bamboo rods leaning against the chimney are for fishing, not grounding. - Dave]

Fantastic photo

The hanging moss, the shadows, especially the bit of light at the back stairs just beyond the rain barrel. I only wish some members of the family that lived here were featured.

[The hen doesn't count? - Dave]

Great picture

I love the chicken in the righthand corner!

Real Shutters!

This house sports excellent examples of real shutters; they are solid and
hinged to fully shut a window opening when closed. Louvered versions
are actually blinds and it seems as if most of them are just decorative...
it is nice to see the real thing on such an interesting house. Also note
the handsome wrought strap pintle hinges on the shutters.

Big Cistern.

Wow! That is one big barrel for catching rain.

Great name!

Interesting house, and I wonder if the name could be borrowed for a small business. Bizette, a small bizness!

It looks a bit like a miniature plantation house. Don't see anything on the web -- would love to know more!

Nasty but True

Reminds me of the time whatever it was climbed into the drinkin' water and drowned. Of course we didn't know this until the water started tasting real bad and we had to go a-lookin'.

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