Sunday, July 12, 2009

EOA Ontario Cottage

EOA is short for East Of Adelaide. There is a rich, complex urban story contained within those three letters. It's a story that I cannot deal with adequately in a simple cutline. Possibly, I will blog about this later on Rockin 'On, my other blog. This Ontario cottage captures the best of the EOA neighbourhood immediately east of Adelaide Street. It is a classic, Ontario cottage with a gable over a small, round-arched dormer window. The home has the typical central door entry. Often built for working class folk, these homes were simple, efficient, economical and yet quite beautiful.

For a glimpse into the philosophy that inspired these designs, see The Architecture of Country Homes by A.J. Downing, an early 19th century American architect.

Cheers, Rockinon.

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