The Cross House
Recently, I did a post about the interior of the carriage house.
When i purchased the house in 2014, the entry had a wide, trimmed opening into the living room. To each side of the opening were low walls, clearly 1970s plywood, topped with two petite wood columns, and a pair of oak brackets in each upper corner.
It was immediately apparent that, save the 1970s low walls, all this was in fact original to the circa-1921 conversion of the carriage house into a proper house.
And the 1970s low walls had, inexplicably, replaced earlier low walls.
In short, while the low walls I found were not original, there were low walls there in 1921. There were, too, the oak brackets, and the two columns were likely original as well.
So, yeah, oops.
Obviously, I had to rectify my goof, and rectify it properly.
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I am soooooooooo excited!
In 2014, I knew nothing about architect Charles Squires but, today, I know a great deal and this very curious assemblage of architectural bits seems so very very Squires-like.
I am absurdly excited about this.
Now, I will need to figure out how to stain the low walls to match the original trim.
The low walls were made by Dr. Doug (who gets most of the credit for assuring a grain match. I just nagged him)! Thank you!!!!!!!!