Emporia

Favorite Houses: 625 Union

For a long time I have lusted after this home.

It is a block north from the Cross House, and was built, I believe, in the 1870s.

What is particularly remarkable about the house is that its two intricate wood porches are largely intact. After almost 150 years? This is extraordinary.

And what porches they be!

Another remarkable aspect of the home is that its original carriage house is also intact. Wow. Wow!

If I ever wrangle an invitation inside I will post more.

 

Just too wonderful.
Just too wonderful. Originally, all that is now white would have been in darker earth tones. There would not have been such a contrast between brick, wood, and stone. As attractive as the home is now; it would be a knock-out restored to its original colors.

 

Sanborn insurance map showing location of house and carriage house.
Sanborn insurance map showing location of house and carriage house.

 

The porch! The house was long ago converted into apartments.
The porch! The house was long ago converted into apartments.

 

The front porch is incredible.
The front porch is incredible.

 

As is the side porch.
As is the side porch.

 

It does not look like much now, but this is an 1870s carriage house. Under the later siding is a treasure.
It does not look like much now, but this is an 1870s carriage house. Under the later siding is a treasure.

 

Yummy.
Yummy.

 

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