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HOUSE SHUTTER DESIGNS - AWNING WINDOW REPLACEMENT - DRAPERY HARDWARE DOUBLE ROD
House Shutter Designs
- Close (a business)
- a hinged blind for a window
- a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
- Do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind
- (design) an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
- (design) plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
- (design) plan: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
- Decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), typically by making a detailed drawing of it
- A building for human habitation, esp. one that is lived in by a family or small group of people
- contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
- firm: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
- The people living in such a building; a household
- a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
- A family or family lineage, esp. a noble or royal one; a dynasty
Westerleigh, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States
The Housman House Is of value today as It represents two stages In the design and construction of an 18th century Dutch farmhouse. It is one of a smalI number of houses on Staten Island that antedate the American Revolution.
A small one-room stone house was built about 1730 on the Dongan manor "Castleton", and a larger clapboard addition was made by Peter Housman, a prosperous millwright, after he had purchased forty-six acres of the manor in 1760 from Thomas Dongan. Dongan was the "eldest son and Heir at law of Walter Dongan," (nephew of Thomas Dongan, Governor of New York) "in the 34th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George II."
The house stands on the old Watchogue Road. The name Watchogue is a contraction of "Watch Oak" not, as it might seem, an Indian name. In the 18th century, this road was the link between the ferries at the Watering Place (now TompkinsviMe) on the Narrows and New Blazing Star (now Rossville) on the Arthur Kill. This was part of the stagecoach route from New York to Philadelphia.
Photographs In the files of the Staten Island Historical Society, taken before 1899, show the building much as it must have originally appeared before certain minor 20th century changes were made. As seen in these photographs, the gable of the older one-and-a-half story, two-bay stone section was originally covered with wood shingles.
The most interesting features of the older part of the house are the unusually deep overhang of its steeply pitched roof, and the front door built up of heavy planks.
The larger three-bay part of the house, built at a later date, is also one-and-a-half stories high but is taller than the small older portion. It has a clapboard front, with two windows and a door in its long dimension. The roof which is not quite as steep as that of the stone section, is broken by two dormer windows. Both sections of the roof are covered with shingles and wood siding has replaced shingles at the gable ends. Six-over-six paned window sash replaces the original smaller paned eighteenth century sash.
The four paneled front door, a good example of Greek Revival design, is now the entrance to the larger section. It has broad rails and stiles and is flanked by sidelights and pilasters ornamented with the Greek key motif. A rustic porch, built of logs, shelters this doorway and runs the width of the end of the house. The paneled shutters are 20th century replacements.
A dramatic event, associated with this house, was the murder of Peter Housman in 1784, when he resisted an attempted robbery by a party of Jersey raiders. According to Housman's will, his oldest son, John received five pounds and his choice of silver watches in addition to his share of the estate, which was divided among the eleven children. Subsequently, John Housman bought the farm from the executors of his father's estate and made it his home. He served the County of Richmond in many official capacities - County Supervisor, Assemblyman, Surrogate, and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. However, when he died in 1825, his "goods and chattels" were not sufficient to cover claims against his estate. As a result, in the spring of 1826, the administrators advertised the real property as follows:
"...an excellent farm, consisting of 59 acres of land, with a good dwelling house, barn and other buildings, a good orchard, a sufficient quantity of woodland, and a never failing stream of water running at the rear of the house, with a good well in front; would make a very good stand for a tanyard—situate in Castleton aforesaid; bounded southerly by the main road leading from New Blazing Star ferry to the Baptist meeting house in the Clove...being within one and a half miles of two steamboat wharves plying to New York every day." It was sold at auction to John Baker.
After passing through VanderbiIt-Vreeland ownership, the house and twenty-five acres were sold, in 1887, to be laid out in small lots as a summer resort, known as "Prohibition Park", for members of the temperance movement. Streets were named for its leaders: St. John, a former governor of Kansas, gave his name to the present address of the house. The Housman farm thus evolved into the pleasant residential neighborhood now known as Westerleigh. Fortunately, three lots had been set aside for the Housman House, so that today, well maintained, it is still set on ample landscaped grounds.
- From the 1970 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report
painter's house, isfahan, iran october 2007
18th century house.
the double height glass wall of the main reception room was a feature of several of the private houses, we saw, and the biggest surprise. I had expected an open iwan and found this piece of refined design instead.
the three shutters in the second floor arch with inlaid wood and glass can be opened from inside a smaller women's room. originally, women were not allowed in the main room.
today, this seems as bizarre to the average iranian as it does to europeans. women's rights, I believe, are more developed in iran than most people in the west would think and the iranians are wearied of their interpretation of islam being confused with that of the taliban or saudi arabia.
in fact, the economist reported on a warning against the taliban brought by the teheran times way back in the nineties, if I remember correctly.
the isfahanis are prone to addressing you in the street and after the obligatory politeness, the talk will often turn to the question of how the rest of the world views iran. there is a real concern about the demonizing of iranians but also an understanding that their own government plays a part in it.
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