Archive for July 5th, 2015

Houses Are Trouble: Terwilliger House Windows

Imagine “updating” these windows with modern high-efficiency glass:

Terwilliger House - parallelogram windows

Terwilliger House – parallelogram windows

That’s the end wall of the 1738 Terwilliger House on the Locust Lawn site. I’m sure the woodwork doesn’t date back that far, but the glazier demonstrated genius-level mastery.

We were on a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour, marred by a visitor who knew the rules about not touching the exhibits didn’t apply to her. My parents ran a restaurant / gift shop and, to this day, my hands automatically find their way into my pockets when I enter a store, let alone a museum.

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