Message - Re: the American Front Porch

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Posted by  Paul Malo on September 17, 2002 at 11:27:07:

In Reply to:  Re: the American Front Porch posted by Kevin Matthews on September 17, 2002 at 11:15:27:

You're right about regional variation, of course. I unconsciously was drawing upon the general practice here in the US Northeast.
The Charleston house typically was of the type you have linked, with a side (rather than front) porch. These porches (or "galleries") were not merely outdoor sitting places, but comprised the circulation, averting interior corridors. These very narrow houses generally were only one room wide, in order to provide cross ventilation through the rooms. In the Charleston climate, exterior circulation was not a problem.

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