Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Walk in Salem, Virginia

You know me.  I LOVE old houses! Here is a cute pink cottage on
Union Street Salem, Virginia.  I'm a shoot and click photographer so
please excuse the quality of the picture! I had never seen a roof line
with double dental molding like this before.  Here is another view.
 Next door was this white house with the double roof molding, too!
Is this to keep back the snow?

Next door was this blue beauty! I just stood on the sidewalk and
stared at the roof! What beautiful windows!
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There are hundreds of beautiful homes in Salem, Virginia and we
really enjoyed our visit there.  But I still don't understand these
roofs??? Let me know if you know what is going on.
Love,
Lotte

14 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love the decks on these houses. No clue on the roofs. I will be interested in your findings!!

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  2. Lovely houses especially the blue one! The roofs are very higgledy piggledy, bad planning probably but still look gorgeous!!

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  3. I just love that sweet little pink house, always wanted a cottage to paint pink. The second house reminds me of the country house I grew up in, it is gone now, only memories. Thanks for sharring. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. Hi Lottie, I am your newest follower. I love old houses too. That pink cottage is so cute! I hope you will come visit me on my blog. Have a great Sunday...Gina

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  5. Lottie, These homes certainly have gorgeous architecture!
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

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  6. Gorgeous homes, thanks for sharing the photos. I'm point and shoot too, so they look like my shots, tee hee. I found the pink cottage at Pink Saturday. The roofs are interesting. I'm from Michigan, so I don't think it has anything to do with snow. Humm...maybe just a local style???

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  7. Hi Lottie Sweetie...
    OMG thank you so much for letting me stroll with you in Salem, Virginia. WOW who would have thought such a beautiful neighborhood would be tucked away clear out there. I LOVE it. The pink one stole my heart, and then up popped that blue one. My little ole heart went pitter patter. Love the windows too, and that porch is so inviting.

    Thank you for taking me along. I truly enjoyed myself this evening. I didn't even mind missing our 106 degree heat at almost 7pm while I was gone.

    Have a glorious week sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  8. What awesome homes. I would get lost in one that large. Your state has some very nice houses.

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    1. Hi LV! These pictures were from a recent trip to VA. We live in SC.

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  9. Love the old houses and the architecture. What a nice trip for you! Pretty pink house!

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  10. I'm not sure about the roofs, but man are they pretty. I live in Arizona, used to live in Wyoming neither place has houses like that. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on the roof thing. Happy Pink! I'm your newest follower if you get time stop by my blog http://aetcheverry.blogspot.com/

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  11. What fun you must have had viewing those gorgeous houses! The blue one is outstanding but pink is my favorite color so I'll take that one, please. I love houses with big front porches. My childhood home had one with a swing. The trim on both houses is beautiful. Thanks for the visit to these homes and to my blog.--------- Shannon

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  12. Nice photos! In the interest of accuracy, it's "dentils". The pink house has no dentils, that I see. Those are two different types of "brackets" - one type below the cornice (under the gutter), and a different type above the gutter, supporting what appears to be a snow/leaf guard (the long, unbroken horizontal piece at the bottom of the roof shingles). The other two houses have these snow/leaf guards, as well.

    Dentils usually constitute the bottom portion of the cornice, as illustrated in your third photo (white house with green trim). There is a row of dentils beneath the soffit on the front porch.

    I've lived in Salem all my life. The pink house is genuinely haunted, for those who believe. There have been a few documented incidents over the years, and there've been a couple of articles in the local paper on the house.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I really enjoyed my visit to your home town!

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