A GLANCE AT THE PHOTOGRAPH
Cumberland Land Company, Limited, 1913).
In fact, the anticipated housing boom will not get underway until after the 1914-1918 war.
Prof. Guess’s commodious new home in the Tudor Revival style sits comfortably back from the street. A dry stone wall parallels the sidewalk and a stretch of grass lies between. Three dry stone gateposts terminate the wall at the north: a pair marking the entrance walk and a third, somewhat larger, at the outer edge of the driveway. This driveway stops short of the small white structure at the rear, which is apparently not a garage (even though some houses do have garages by this time). The house has been carefully sited to preserve several trees including a spruce (Picea species) taller than the house and a red oak (Quercus rubra) nearly twice as tall as the spruce. The lower branches of the spruce have been removed so as not to block the three windows behind. The oak, judging by its symmetrical crown, has spent most of its life in the clear.
This house is still standing, its municipal address now 329 Douglas Avenue.
The only addition visible from the street is a fairly inconspicuous porte-cochère
or carport over the driveway. The stone wall is in good repair and the
three gateposts, although now mortared, are still in place. The area between
the wall and the sidewalk is now planted with low shrubs, ornamental grasses,
and groundcovers. A standard euonymus (Euonymus fortunei cultivar),
perhaps several decades old, replaces the spruce. A Norway spruce (Picea
abies) planted not long after 1912 grows close to the front of the
property. The red oak–which must now be at least 150 years old–is
in fair condition. * click
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