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Monday, November 21, 2011

Hidden Plainfield: 'Quarticos' identified

Home A is in the 1000-block of Myrtle Avenue.

Yesterday's Hidden Plainfield featured a series of four homes -- one in each Ward -- with tetrastyle porticos across the entire front of the home that make commanding presences in their streetscapes.

'Tetra' is Greek for four, and style means column or pillar. (Remember St. Simeon Stylites, the Desert Saint who spent nearly forty years atop a column as his form of asceticism?)

Tip 'o the hat to Maria Pellum, who recognized Home A (above) as being on Myrtle Avenue in Ward 4 -- it's in the 1000-block.

Home B is on Putnam Avenue.

Home B is on the corner of Putnam and Hillside Avenues in Ward 2.)

Home C is on Netherwood Avenue.

Home C is in the 100-block of Netherwood Avenue, between East Front and East 2nd Streets, in Ward 1.

Home D is on West 8th Street.

Home D is on West 8th Street, the first house in the 900-block (which does NOT start on a street corner) and is in Ward 3.

Where shall we go next week?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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