||About Queen Anne
Victorian Homes-Front Porches
THE QUEEN ANNE VICTORIANS
Intrinsic to Richmond Hill's Victorian homes is the front porch, that masterful architectural creation ever present along Richmond Hill streets. Some porches in Richmond Hill have porch cocheres where passengers from carriages at the turn of the century could alight directly to or from the porch. Porch ceilings are usually wainscotted and in some cases a converted gas fixture remains. Porches vary in size and shape, but it's hard to find one in Richmond Hill that doesn't catch a cool breeze somewhere on a hot summer's day.
These porches enabled photographer Blaise Tobia, to present a special portrait of front porches. Notice the variety of columns, shapes and the intricacy of railings.