Stepping Up

When I was in urban planning school in New Orleans, I learned that in New Orleanian vernacular, houses built like this – one story in front and two in back – were called “camelback” houses. And they were built that way because property taxes were assessed based on the building’s height on the front property line.

(Today’s post has been brought to you by the Department of Useless Information That Resides Inside My Head. Thank you for your time.)

Santa Anna, Texas
photographed 2.17.2020

Posted on March 6, 2020, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This didn’t show up on the reader, but I’m glad I got the email. Interesting story. Useless, but interesting.

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