Naubuc Again – Thursday Doors

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This is a short post, mostly pictures. I ran out of room in last week’s gallery, so I saved my favorite house (the Leornard Fox house – yellow one in the gallery) for this week. I found pictures of this house in the National Registry of Historic Places nomination form, but most of what was written was about other houses where something was “not like” this example. What I was able to determine is that the sculpted corner boards may be original. Then again, they may not be. There may have been a pediment window in the upper portion of the front gable, which was sided over by more modern material.

In some way, shape or form, this house grew from its original state. I was also unable to find an earlier picture that included the garage. Given the shape of the garage, I am guessing that the stone portion is original, but I have no evidence to support that. In any case, what I know of today’s houses is from the NHRP form, and included in the captions.

I hope you enjoy today’s gallery and the doors linked here by the other participants. I will be unable to respond to comments and / or visit the other blogs for large portions of the day. I will visit the other blogs, but I am giving myself the opportunity to visit between midnight Thursday and noon Saturday. It’s spring, and other duties are calling.

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  1. Okay, just give me keys to the garage of Leonard Fox and I’ll move right in and make it home!! Love it! The yellow house belonging to Leonard Fox is magnificent, but I’d be very happy with the garage. To be honest, today I didn’t pay much attention to doors, just the overall buildings. The tiny green house is interesting. Nice tour Dan.

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    • You might have to fight me for that key, Ginger. I love that garage. The buildings are often more interesting to me than the doors. I did like that tiny house.


  2. Another great selection, thank you Dan. I’m jealous of those gorgeous porches. Eventually, we will be adding onto the rear of our house and I am so tempted to add a porch, which would be nice for our wet Irish summers. We tend to build conservatories here, which are warmer and drier than porches I suppose. Here’s my post this week, thanks.

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  3. The captain had a pretty nice house and a great garage as well. The garage would make an attractive tiny house, too, but a tiny house is always too tiny for me. :-) I’ve said it before, but it’s always nice to see the different sort of houses throughout the country and yours are so different from ours. I’m going to make everyone work a bit to see my doors. They’re somewhat hidden. :)


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  4. Captain Leonard Fox’s house is a lovely color of yellow. The style of the house reminds me of houses in Charleston SC. They have long porches on the sides wherein the residents can/would sit on hot days to catch the breeze.

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  5. You KNOW I love that tiny green house! I’m fond of that addition that fits with the original building, too. When Charlie and his brother were doing building and repair during their summers off from teaching, they specialized in that. Their additions truly looked like part of the original structure. That’s like magic, to me. I’m looking forward to pictures of your spring projects, eventually.

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    • I’m glad you like the houses in this neighborhood, Robbie. It looks like I’ll be back here for one more post. I like seeing the houses in close to their original condition.

      Mary Arden’s Farm looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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    • Leonard Fox was a ship captain, working out of nearby Kenney Cove. there was shipping and ship building operating out of that cove. I found his family monument in an old cemetery earlier today. I will be sharing that at some point. It’s the most prominent stone in the cemetery.


  6. Hi Dan – I like the colour of the house … it’s amazing – I wonder how many rooms there are … etc – fascinating to see the setting and the other properties in the Naubuc district area. Pretty – thank you … good luck with your Spring work – cheers Hilary

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  7. This is a very pleasing door-cursion, Dan. The Fox house has a terrific garage — wow that’s really nice. When I look at the photos of the Fox house, even though it looks crisp, bright, and well kept, I get the sense of great age. Sometimes I’m puzzled by my own reactions. Anyhow, the Dutch Colonial Revival house is charming. Have a fabulous Friday. Hugs.

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    • Thanks Teagan. I get that sense looking down the driveway at the house and garage. There’s just so many details they don’t bother with anymore. I’m glad you like it – I’m coming back to this neighborhood one last time next week.

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