Fig. 10

FIG. 10. THE VERNACULAR SUCCUMBS TO CULTIVATED TASTE. According to William M. Woollett, the architect who did the remodeling, "the not very attractive-looking structure" shown in the upper picture was in first-class condition and was "withal a good, comfortable house in which to live." The alterations shown in the lower picture were designed merely "to slightly improve its appearance without destroying the date and character of the building" (from Woollett's Olf Homes Made New, New York, 1878).