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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daily Theme Day - Numbers!


1780, originally uploaded by jahansell.

May 1 already! Today's theme is numbers, and this house, which I've posted before, has the number 1780 on the lintel (I'm sure that's not what that's called and that someone will soon correct me!) That confused me when I first walked down Upper Main trying to find a particular house - I was looking for number 34 and couldn't see how it could be near 1780! But of course, 1780 is the year this house was built - many houses in Sharon post them (and the address is somewhere below, next to the door.)

By the way, the reason this is in black and white except for the flag is that I originally posted it on the fourth of July in 2006 - and wanted to highlight the flag.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Tanya said...

Beautiful home and I like how you did the b&w and the flag in color!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

photo très réussie et j'adore le contrasme b&w et le drapeau américain

Photo very successful and I love the contrasme b&w and the American flag

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

1780 - and in very good condition!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

The way they number houses in the States 1780 could have been a house number. One of the clerks at a hospital in Palm Springs we had the misfortune to visit couldn't comprehend we could have a house number with just two digits.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Jilly said...

What a beautiful place, lovely photograph and super choice for today.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

1780? That house is 200 over years old and still looks so good? wow!

Happy Theme Day!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Great photo - I love what you did with the flag. I can see myself getting confused with the address and the year built on the front of the house!

12:51 PM  
Blogger CrazyCow said...

Beautiful house. As the others have said, its in beautiful condition for its age.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Jenny, Sharon is quite an historical town. In Pacific Grove, California they hold a Victorian house tour each year, featuring different beauties of the period with the year built always noted as in your photo. But, out here in the west only a few Spanish missions and Russian settlements feature such old dates! We must make Europeans smile at our youth ;^).

Those squared off dormers are unusual. Makes me wonder where the gables went? And I think the place where the date is fixed is called the portico when it stands alone without a porch. I don't know what it is in combination.
Happy May Day!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

5:02 PM  
Blogger Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful house and flag. 1780---yipes--only natives out here at that date. I hope I look that good when I am over 200 years old. MB

5:13 PM  
Blogger Neva said...

I love the dog on the porch!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Ham said...

That must make it one of the oldest houses in the US - I wonder how many times the wood ha been replaced?

6:21 PM  
Blogger USelaine said...

I like the pooch on the porch too. The only buildings we have in California that are older than that are a few of the Spanish missions.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pefley said...

What a great house! Confusing to have both house created and address displayed, but makes perfect sense if you're a local. The original Starbucks coffee store at Pike Place Market has it's 1912 address above it's door and that is often assumed by many people to be the date the store started.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

In response to Kim's comment, the reason there are no dormers on the third floor windows is that, in the 70's, a fire ravaged the attic of the house, and the entire floor had to be rebuilt.

Thank you all for your comments. To provide a bit more information, that's Abigail in the photo: Abby to those who knew her. She was a half-rottweiler, half-golden retriever who truly believed that the entire Green was her queendom. She passed last Christmas at thirteen years of age. The photo catches her at her happiest: perched on her throne, watching over the town.

5:49 PM  

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