Friday, April 24, 2009

Village of North Clayton: Updated Doubles +Esther Price

The Double. What would Dayton be without the double? This is a remarkably persistent houseform in the Miami Valley. Probably worth a post all it's own.

Village of North Clayton has two doubles so far. These two, which are really not that close to the trad form found in Dayton and the older suburbs as they are much larger, especially wider.

However, what sets them apart from other suburban updates of the houseform is the rear garage, opening onto an alley. This rear extension concept or design move exists in older city housing, though the form here is different
Again some good compostiion here, especially the large windwows and mix of materials.

Finally, Esther Price has moved to the suburbs. This looks like a heavily modified farmhouse, and is the new Esther Price candy store. One doesn't have to drive all the way into town to get a box of these sweets, one of the few local food products to survive the post WWII wave of mass marketed national brands. A true Dayton Orginal.

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