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Porch 911

Porch 911

August 1939. West Danville, Vermont. "A farmhouse with stairway leading to the second floor through the porch roof." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

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Escher-esque

Right handrail appears to connect to Left wall/door. There is a post there, but it's barely visible.

A few nails, a dab of paint

That place'll spiff right up. I mean, look at those corbels!

Shell

An appropriate sign for this derelict home.

Duplex in a jiffy!

In the days before zoning and building codes, it was a simple matter to morph your home into a multi-family dwelling. Judging from the quality of that staircase, it was cheap and quick as well.

The American Pickers will be by in a few hours to pay the owner four figures for that nicely roached SHELL sign.

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