Thursday, July 14, 2016

CO 1069-214-173

A few nice image post images I found:

CO 1069-214-173
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Image by The National Archives UK
Description: Post Office, Johannesburg.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/214

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Clark-Roller House 5
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Image by Universal Pops
Although posting photos, most from some time ago, I’m virtually inactive on Flickr. Any views (and comments) are most appreciated. Thank you.

A series of 5 images--The Clark-Roller House (built by John Clark) is in Halifax County, the core of the structure dating from before 1820 with later additions in the 1850s. The Roller family has occupied the dwelling for much of the 20th century. The features of the house seem to show additions at various stages. A first view of the front façade gives the impression of symmetry; however, the wing on the right side of the entrance is more recessed than that of the left. In addition, the fenestration is different—both sash but to the left the lights are 9/9 and to the right 6/6. The front gable is Gothic Revival with a steeply pitched roof; narrow windows above the porch are more Italianate in their narrowness, showing the same diamond glass pattern found in the sidelights to the entrance. The pattern continues in the transom above the door but with a horizontal orientation. Square posts support the entry porch roof. Three gables intersect near the front of the house, but the gables to either side of the front gable are of different heights. The same decorative pattern is present in all gables—front, side and rear. Bracketing is uniform in the eaves except at the rear where the cornice contains dentil (supposedly double dentil though I was unable to get a look). The rear view shows a simple 2-story gable construction with massive chimneys. This structure is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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