The first 2 photos are of homes located in the historic district 2 streets over from my house. When I first moved where I am now, it's all I wanted to do was walk the big, wide opened tree lined streets & marvel at these wonders.
I have always had a soft spot for brick houses. Big, old fashioned 'sturdy' homes. They always looked 'safe.' I took the pictures from the book "Historic Architecture Canton 1805-1940."
So, imagine my surprise when a friend shared our city's historic book with me, and I saw the same two houses!!! Both were occupied by doctors. Below are the homes as they are (last month) - still beautifully maintained & well taken care of.
The past, in this case, is still very much the present. And I'm so glad it is. :-)
The home below is always picture post-card worthy when decorated for Christmas. Professionals come in & light it from the roof to the ground. The roof is terra cotta shingles. Anything else just wouldn't be right.
"Real time pictures": by me