The corner of Wadsworth and St. John’s Place in Allentown has been steadily coming to life throughout the course of the summer and into the fall. Each time I pass by more colors have been added to the house’s color palette, until today I couldn’t wait anymore. Although the work is still not complete I needed to capture an image. What we see here is a truly awesome work of house-painting genius. I know that there are readers out there who are going to balk at the colors, as they might not be true to the historic identity of Allentown. Then again, there are some smaller ‘painted ladies’ (cottages actually) on Elmwood, just down the street, that lend inspiration to what we see here.
Wadsworth is fortunate to be caught in-between Allentown and the Fargo Estate neighborhood. You can see how the two different neighborhoods, in close proximity and at times worlds apart, have helped to contribute to the overall character of this beauty. Although not the most intricate or stately house in Allentown, I am fascinated by its character… especially now that the architectural detail has been so wonderfully highlighted.
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