Thursday, April 26, 2007

A different angle

Interesting little story in the NY Daily News about houses askew:

Homes on side of angles

For Bob Singleton, a trustee of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, these houses have special meaning.

"Whenever I see a house turned from the street grid and still stubbornly facing forgotten country lane, I feel that time itself is giving me a nod, a wink and a reminder that my generation will, at some point be but a fragment of a future world," Singleton said.

Know of any houses like this?

Photo from Daily News


verdi said...

Yes....there's one little frame house (now covered in white Aluminum siding) on the Northwest corner of 35th Ave. and 167th Street in the Broadway- Flushing neighborhood.

It's architectural proportions suggest that it pre-dates the houses from the 1900s through the 1920s that dominate the area.

Anonymous said...

How about a list, folks? Maybe Forgotton NY or Crappie can do a piece on these little gems that to a developer, are just so many little $ bills strewn around the landscape.

Anonymous said...

108th and 67th in forest hills on the corner....

Anonymous said...

33rd st between broadway and 34th ave in astoria