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Infinity Porch: 1936

Infinity Porch: 1936

February 1936. "Back porches of identical houses in Bound Brook, New Jersey." Welcome to the M.C. Escher Rest Home. Photo by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

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Back porches?

These are front porches. (People not used to rowhousing frequently mistake the narrow streets for alleyways.)

Porches Still in Use

Much of central Bound Brook is like a time capsule. These row houses are no exception. They are still standing, and occupied, a block from the train station on E. Second St. at Maiden Lane. And, unlike the snowy day when this picture was taken, as you can see from this Streetview the porches still come in handy as a place to relax on a nice warm day.

Summertime Instructions For This Place

"Cocktails on the veranda at 4 p.m. sharp! Prepare to not mingle."

As close as I could get it

...to the original angle, from Google streetview:


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