Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Red hat

A red mansard roof on an old Victorian house on Jackson Avenue.

Jackson Avenue is arguably the premier address in Lexington. It was developed over time, from north to south, beginning in the 1870's and on through the first half of the 20th century, so a drive or stroll down the avenue allows one to trace the changes of taste over those years. (It was named after Stonewall Jackson, of course.)

I'm looking forward to spring, when the dogwoods, redbuds, crabapples, and spring-flowering bulbs are in bloom, to capture Jackson Avenue at its best.


Hilda said...

"Mansard" — I learned something new today. This already looks fantastic so I'm looking forward to your spring photos too!

Tanya said...

How unique, I love this red Mansard roof. I too just learned something new, never heard that term before.
I am so looking forward to spring as well. Especially anxious to see what new things bloom in my new yard!

Matt Jennings said...


That's my old house!

I've commented on here before--about the Waddell photo--and now have your site bookmarked.

Still, I never expected to see my old house! My family lived there from 1976-1984 (ages 5 to 13, for me) before moving to Stonewall Street (where my folks still live).

And I thought the Waddell pic made me nostalgic!