Portico Foundation Reveals Itself Under the Porch

When the house was lifted you could clearly see the old brick foundation for the portico that once was there. The description under the National Register of Historic Places for the Napa Abajo/Fuller Park Historic District mentions the portico onto which the door once opened on the second floor was replaced about 1905 by the current hipped-roof porch that extends across the elevation. If you look at the Sanborn maps for 1891 and 1901 you can see the outline of the portico and then sure enough the portico is gone in the 1910 Sanborn map. It is amazing that if you pay attention to the clues the past will be revealed!


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