Gables are and have been widely used architectural design elements, especially in house design...Arts and Crafts, Colonial Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Stick, and Tudor Revival. Perhaps the most famous Gables would be those seven Gables that were the basis for Nathanial Hawthornes, The House of the Seven Gables, although he reported that the story was purely fiction and not based on any particular house. There are Gabled Roofs, Gabled Pediments, and Gable Windows. The photos I have chosen are of Gabled Pediments (a triangular gable across a portico, door or window) and Gable Windows found on a representative selection of mid to late 19th and early 20th century Chattanooga homes. I hope you enjoy my Gables and a trip back in time...Peace and blessings
Thursday, March 4, 2010
My first blog for Alphabe-Thursday...I missed A-F, so I'll start with "G". As my wife, Happymrsc, and I were brainstorming about "G", we quickly realized how many good choices there were. Lately I have been taking quite a few photographs of architectural features, so I decided to continue in that vein, using Gable as my "G" word.