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On The Street…Wallingford, Seattle, WA

Attractive Fence/Porch Combination

A Matter of the Batter

There are some subtle and very attractive design ideas being implemented here. The cool grey color story is a smart way to highlight a growing garden and some stylish masonry work .

I particularly appreciate the way that the fence posts coordinate with the piers of the porch railings. It’s a “matter of the batter” (batter is the angle at which something slopes in from the base to the top). Because all the elements have the same batter, it lends a subtle unity to the front garden. Wallingford, Seattle, USA, Craftsman 1920

On The Street…Fremont, Seattle, WA

A mystery in masonary

A mystery in masonry.

I was attracted to the color and texture of the masonry work in this tastefully turned out building.  (Note the stylish fence and the subtle trim color.) As I was enjoying the pattern of the raised brick I looked up and noticed that in the brick work, under the window, in the gable there was a letter “P” (see next photo)

Note the "P" in the Brick work

Note the “P” in the brick work.

As I was looking around I noticed that a home next door had a similar style of brick work. So, I looked up at the gable of that home. What did I see? There in the brick was the initial “H” (see photo below)

"H" in Brick work

Note the “H” in the brick work above the window.

How wonderful to have these beautiful buildings with the added feature of a “mystery in masonry.” Who were “P” and “H”? Why did they put their initials in brick? Fremont, Seattle, WA, USA