Porch Brackets


I noticed recently that a restoration is happening at 158 14th Street, between 3rd & 4th Avenues in the South Slope. Excited, I snapped a photo, eager to check out Google Street view to see how the house had looked prior.

Yikes.


Hmmmm… not what I was expecting. Did Nos. 158 & 160 both just lose their decorative porch brackets? Gosh, that hurts. Still, I give the owners of No. 158 kudos for adding a cornice back on, and my guess is that the final product will look very nice, if not exactly historically accurate. Or perhaps they intend to put the brackets back on? One can dream…

 

  • Thom

    It also appears that those houses swapped skins… brick for clapboard and vice versa!