Lost Porches


In response to our recent post on Webster Place, a homeowner sent along the following tip regarding the street’s lost porches:

“You mentioned that there used to be more porches. This is, indeed, correct. You’ll notice in the old photo taken from Prospect Avenue, that there are porches built on both sides of the street. Apparently, one of the residents on the west (left) side of the street decided to take his down, sometime in the early ’50s I believe. As all of these porches were interconnected and his house was in the middle; the rest went down, too. I wouldn’t want to have been in that guy’s shoes…”

Oops.

  • Save the Slope

    Is this a case of the “tyranny of the individual”?

    One guy doesn’t want his porch any longer, so the whole block has to lose their porches?