This one is hidden among the various little nooks and crannies on Elfreth’s Alley – Philadelphia which is supposedly the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the U.S.A.
I really liked the simple design and the whitewashed look on this one. I also found the combination of different styles/sizes of raised panels; two long vertical, three little squares, two long horizontal, to be out of the ordinary. I’m not sure if that was a typical design for that period or region, or just an individual style choice on the part of the builder.
I believe that the red vertical tubular thingie, and yes that is the correct technical term, is a water well hand pump.
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