Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Enduring Row House
I snapped these two photos as I rolled slowly down Prospect Place on my bike between Howard and Ralph in Ocean Hill the other day. Two very different takes on the traditional home of the urban yeomanry, the row house, executed at least 50 years apart (I'm guessing). The two developments stretch almost half the block, right across from one another. All things considered, I prefer the aesthetics of the older houses, but the new ones looked well-kept, well-loved, and lived in, which is all one can ask of a development like this.