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May 28, 2010

Did you notice yet that it's not a double-hung window? Elfreth's Alley window photo by Sabra Smith

Can’t get enough of the National Historic Landmark Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia?  You can see more of it here, or click their website and plan to see it in person.

Love that window?  So do I.  Click here to read a compelling argument for historic windows and against those windows you keep seeing on all the discount coupons in your mailbox.  The word “replacement” windows is misleading.  They should be called “disposable” windows.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kaitlin permalink
    May 28, 2010 7:46 am

    Beautiful! I love it!

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      May 28, 2010 9:20 am

      …said the person holding a beautiful old window in her profile thumbnail.

      I love that to open this window you probably prop it open with a stick. I’m going to have to wander back over there and try to find one that’s open. Though now that the swampy heat is upon us here in Philadelphia, they have probably all turned on the air conditioning.

      • shawn evans permalink
        May 30, 2010 12:30 am

        i used to live across the street from this very window? it indeed has a stick to hold it open. i obsessed over it for years. can’t remember if they installed central a.c.

        have to quibble though with your inclusions of “tiny houses” in the tag!

        fete day is next saturday – the 75th anniversary of the residents opening their homes as a fundraiser for the elfreth’s alley association. this family usually opens their house. go see the inside!

      • July 26, 2010 11:51 pm

        Haha, yes, I love windows. But now I’m on a playground in my picture — another favorite. I have got to subscribe to comments so I remember to read them before months go by.

        I love windows that need to be propped open. I am thinking of a particular one right now — an old church on Fort Bragg, NC (where I used to work). We’d open all of the windows and hold them up with sticks. They were double hung, but didn’t have any weights.

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