From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Unique Shed Doors

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Odd shed doors

Touches of human creativity and personality can be seen in odd places. Consider these shed doors. Given four small windows and two large doors, the builder could have done the typical garage door window arrangement. However, he chose to set them diagonally at opposite angles.

Apparently he decided to give this humble building a little pizzazz. And it worked, don't you think?

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2 comments:

Sarabeth said...

If I hadn't read your compliment, I would have said that it just looks like the person was a bad carpenter without a level.

Genevieve said...

The builder must have thought the angle of the windows looked good, and I agree it's unique. You don't often see rectangles turned like that. It takes some nerve to do it!

The windows make you take a second look at the shed that you'd never take otherwise.

So I think they do give the building some visual interest, even though it's an example of what I call "folk architecture."

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