We could not cover all the homes listed in the self-guided walking tour of the Silk Stocking National Historic District in one day. This entry covers our third and last day of our tour.
It was both enjoyable and educational thanks in large part to the willingness of some of the residents we met to tell us about their homes.
I had the chance to talk with the owner of the home below, and he mentioned that the original owner of his home built the three homes
The sidewalk in front of the home above was itself a showpiece.
The chamfered corner entrance and the extremely wide canopy on two streets are characteristics of the type of corner building.
In our walks around the Silk Stocking District, I began trying to identify historic homes before referring to the guide. I was sure the home
In fact, it was among the many homes on the Island that had been well-maintained or restored and could well have been classified as historic.
I had a brief conversation with the owner of the home below. This conversation, too, turned to the home's ghost. She told the story about the day that she took a stand and told the ghost that she and her family were going to stay there and would not tolerate "pranks."
Later she had someone who investigated ghost experiences tell her (after talking with the ghost) that the ghost was pleased that the owner was growing bananas.
This sculpture (below) in the front yard of the home above is entitled "Enchanted Garden."