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Old 07-31-2020, 07:22 PM   #1
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Staying at an AirBnb rental in downtown Bardstown, KY this weekend. Very old building.

Sitting in the living room sipping bourbon and I get to noticing things about the building, as is the blessing/curse of a builder on the road, and I see this casing I've never seen before.

Anybody seen anything like this before?
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:42 PM   #2
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Nope. Have another bourbon, and hopefully the lines will blend in.

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Old 07-31-2020, 08:58 PM   #3
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Nope. Have another bourbon, and hopefully the lines will blend in.
Oh fuc! that is exactly what I was afraid of. Does nobody else see this?!
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I don't get it and I don't like it but that's a cool looking place
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seen casing like that a few times...

as i recall bourbon was also involved...
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Here in Arlington, VA, many of the old homes (late 40's) have a casing bump out like that on the exterior trim of the front door. I never understood it.
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seen casing like that a few times...



as i recall bourbon was also involved...
I see what you're implying there old man, but the pictures prove I am NOT imagining this.
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that casing style & misc variations, is pretty common on VERY old homes on the west coast.

seems like it is more on nicer homes, definitely of the victorian style.
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Seen em here and there. Have a book somewhere with details, but can't remember which one.

Architrave, Classical Architecture, the bump out is around a floral or decorative piece below the head jamb traditionally. Pretty common just to do the bump out.

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Staying at an AirBnb rental in downtown Bardstown, KY this weekend. Very old building.

Sitting in the living room sipping bourbon and I get to noticing things about the building, as is the blessing/curse of a builder on the road, and I see this casing I've never seen before.

Anybody seen anything like this before?
Yes, I've seen something similar. Same style except the length of the molding on top of the door doesn't go down as far. More squarish then rectangular.
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Yes, I've seen something similar. Same style except the length of the molding on top of the door doesn't go down as far. More squarish then rectangular.
I have seen that many times here, I believe that is one type of Federal style casing. Like Leo said the drops are usually not that long
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At one time, classical influence in southern architecture was common. Thus is a classically derived detail.
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This place is neat, but I've decided this casing style is ugly as hell. I don't get it.
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Italianate can have a similar detail, but with a curved head casing.
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This place is neat, but I've decided this casing style is ugly as hell. I don't get it.
You don't get it, because there is no reason for the bump out in your pics. The bump out was used when there was a floral or other small detail at the upper corners of the head casing. Making the head casing wider than the typical jamb to jamb casing. This 'form' is a function of that added detail. Without it, imo it's just a copy without the reason-detail that bumped it out. It's like going around something in the middle of the road, that wasn't there.

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These guys are calling it Greek revival. Not my favorite style.



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I graduated from a school in Bardstown in the shadow of distillery’s all around.

I was surprised when I visited Denver this past weekend to find the hotel served Colorado bourbon every evening from 5:30-7:00.




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You were in the area and didn't let us know? You suck.....

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They will never make bourbon like Ky. where I’m from. When I was young we would climb fence along whiskey row & get the small amount that was left in the bottom of the barrels. We called it white lightning. Smooth going down but like an a-bomb when it hit the belly. Oh we did some stupid chit when young
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my oldest son is heading off to A&M and we took a guys trip checking out sites-was a great time with a kid I haven't seen much of since divorce years ago.

rented a jeep and drove to the top of a mountain-was cool they let you do this
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