Hidden Row House Rows in Philadelphia – Queen Village

One of my favorite things about Philadelphia is the small, hidden rows inside of blocks. Most of the time, these aren't visible from the streets and require navigating through passageways between other houses. Every now and then, I get invited to someone's house or interlope during an open house and get the opportunity to view … Continue reading Hidden Row House Rows in Philadelphia – Queen Village

Row House of the Week: A Small Street in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, there are plenty of things that could do with improving; crime, violence, public schools, public transportation, etc. However, it could be these things that keep Philadelphia from becoming too crowded. And, when your city isn't over-developed, you get little streets with little blocks of little row homes such as this lovely example from … Continue reading Row House of the Week: A Small Street in Philadelphia

Columbia Place row house in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Row House of the Week: Columbia Place, Brooklyn Heights

Columbia Place is a regular stop on architecturally-oriented walking tours of Brooklyn Heights. It's a quiet street, protected from the noise of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway by Alfred T. White's (see White's awesome row houses) apartment building. These four, wood-frame row houses, built in the 1830s, represent a row of cottages that originally included nine. … Continue reading Row House of the Week: Columbia Place, Brooklyn Heights

The Workman's Cottages in Cobble Hill.

The Workman’s Cottages in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York

Originally posted winter 2007. These utterly unique, three-story, row houses in Brooklyn represent the ideal of Alfred T. White's vision about working class housing. Built in the late 19th century to house the managers of nearby dock companies and their families, they accompany the near-by Tower Buildings which were built for the dock workers. White's focus … Continue reading The Workman’s Cottages in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York