New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Porches of People


September 13, 2021

The W.C. Dresser family gathers outside their New Rockford home at 6th Street and 1st Avenue North. Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Dresser, William Dresser, son; Grace, Ruth, and Jeanna, daughters. Circa 1910.

Porches are ubiquitious with Victorian Era homes. These large, open and welcoming spaces were often located at the front of the house and served some important roles. From day-to-day, porches served as an interface between the private inside world and the public outside world. They were designed to meet the elements, but still protect the residents from rain, sun and wind.

Porches offered an al...

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