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Discussion in 'History & Geography' started by Tom Galty, Feb 21, 2020.
LOL...they didn't have those houses in 1702...
Does anyone know what those sloping double doors below the first window on the right are for? Why aren't they on the left side of the street?
Would the street light(s) also be intact? Just one?
And would they have had the herringbone pattern back then?
And did they really need bollards?
The thing I find interesting about the picture was the UK flag.
But it is not the UK flag...any one know why?
It's the version of the time which was then relinquished in 1801, the King's Colours or Great Union Flag.
I assume that since that is an alley, those may be cellar doors (perhaps for coal in an earlier time?)
And they were so large that you could walk right into the cellar?Why not on the left?
PS: Can't you sleep tonight?
Beats me; that was just a guess. I've never lived in a house with a basement or a cellar.
I'm a night owl but it's about time to shut it down for the night.
They lead to the basements of the houses. Very common back in the day. Most houses today have indoor access to their basements.
Not on the left, Thomas since those houses are reversed. The cellar door would be out of the picture. I've been on this street several times since I spent a lot of time in Philadelphia with my endless number of cousins who live there. My mother was born and raised there.
I learned a new word today. Thank you.
My pleasure. Looking-glass world, actually.
I think that back in the day, those bollards were used to tether horses.
I was going to guess that those were a later addition, probably to keep people from trying to park along there.