WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
Thursday, September 24, 2009
COTTAGE BUNGALOW, FOLK ART FENCE
SIDE VIEW OF 1920s BUNGALOW
A wonderful two-story white cottage bungalow sits among its flower gardens in rural Garrard county, Kentucky. It still has its original weatherboarding siding, multiple paned windows (lights) and metal roof. Its front porch is a common form found in the area, that of wood pillar and stone post. This cottage is small -- probably no more than 900 square feet. Well taken care of plantings are gathered around its perimeter.
FOLK ART FENCE
The folk fencing surrounding the perimeter flower gardens was probably made several years after the bungalow was built. It is made with mostly linear shaped rocks of limestone and is held together with a decorative exuded mortar of an unidentified type. Contrasting, with the mostly linear rocks, are small round brown rocks perched like large eggs along the whole top of the fence. It resembles fences built in the thirties and forties by English immigrant masons. It is about 2 1/2 feet in height. It is eclectic and playful in design as folk art.