A Heritage Landscape | Neo-Classical Fence


Article & Drawings By: Dr. Christopher Cooper


This lovely 18th century house (circa 1716) is located north of Boston, Massachusetts. These images were taken in the early 1930’s and are a record of both the building and this most remarkable wood fence. I would surmise the fence would date from the mid 19th century, but it has a very Neo-Classical flavour to the design so it could even be earlier.

The house survives today, however all of the 6/6 sash windows have been removed in favour of plastic, and sadly through road widening and poor maintenance, the fence, which was in fairly poor condition at the time the photos were taken, is a far distant memory. I have created a set of drawings (Noted Below) in hopes to inspire the reader to recreate this historic landscape in their own front yard!


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