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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Urban Cabin: 1910

Urban Cabin: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Ambassador White at Poet Miller Cabin, Meridian Hill." The former home of Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras," relocated to Rock Creek Park in 1911 to make room for Henry White's mansion. View full size.

 

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Beautiful little cabin but I don't think I would like to try sitting in that chair to enjoy the view.

Box attached near the window

What does anyone make of the attached box. It looks to be protecting something from the weather. Is this a phone?

The wire/conduit that climbs the wall doesn't seem to reach the box proper, but appears to enter the house just below. The gauge seems to be oversized for phone service. Were electric wires run underground at that time?

[That looks more like a gaspipe. - Dave]

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