Monday, January 30, 2012

Historic Homes: Pedigrew Heights

Today was so beautiful I could not pass up going for a walk in one of my favorite parts of town. The Pedigrew Heights Historic District. There are so many beautiful and interesting homes in this area.
looking toward down town from the intersection of 8th and Summit
Not the prettiest but certainly the most mysterious.
According to this historical marker the wife of the original owner was tried and originally convicted of killing their young house servant. The conviction was overturned because of prosecutorial misconduct resulting in a retrial at which she was found guilty only of assault.
 So many different style porches and balconies. The little balcony above makes me wonder if it was used more as a look out or sentry post than a place to enjoy the sunrise.

Alright, I know I have posted photos of this home before but the cozy porch just demands attention.

 I do wonder if all three entrances on the home above are original to it's design. Maybe a guest entrance, family entrance and servants entrance. But why they are all three so close together has me a bit baffled as this is a rather large home.

I hope you have enjoyed these beautiful homes.


Powell River Books said...

I do like the old homes. We have a historic townsite in Powell River. It was the original company town built by the paper mill in the very early 1900s. They homes have such wonderful character. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Weekend Reflection post. - Margy

Nita Davis said...

Margy, thanks for stopping by. I would love to see the historic town site in Powell River someday.

Seow wei said...

I like historical house, there are full of story I would like to know, I wish i got a chance to visit Pedigrew Heights Historic District one day.