|What makes vernacular architecture is not an occupant who builds but a cultural congruity among design, construction, and use |
~ ~Henry Glassie
|OLD STEEL GLIDER WAITING FOR SPRING|
Front porch sitting is a favorite pastime of Appalachian country folk. Much of this sitting is done on vernacular porches of old, small one-story houses which are unfortunately slowly disappearing from the landscape. These vintage porches are the roosting spots for old gliders and benches --they speak volumes about the waste not, want not, traditional ways.
|KENTUCKY TYPE OF ANTIQUE SITTING BENCH|
This slatted bench is a typical design of central Kentucky. Its sides reflect that it was built when wood-one-board sides were commonplace. Fortunately the owners have repaired the leg to extend its longevity..
Enfolded in the vernacular craftsmanship ideal -- these pieces have few old porches left where they can be appreciated.