10.08.2007

We Live in the Richy Rich Suburbs

We had friends visit from out of town this past weekend who have a
good eye for architecture, and walking around our neighborhood, they
marveled at the intricacy of the woodwork and metalwork. I have sadly
become oblivious to the beauty around me, so it was good to be
reminded of how pretty the houses in our neighborhood are. After all,
West Philadelphia was once the richy rich suburbs, where people who
could afford to escape the stench of downtown built up mansions on the
other side of the Schuylkill River. They sure did make houses to last
and to look good back in the day. 100+ years later, here we are
taking up residence, and at least after yesterday's stroll, more
appreciative of the history and architecture within our midst.
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