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Friday, August 20, 2010

Photohunters: Numerical


The numerical year when Briggs Hardware in downtown Raleigh was built is on the top of the building.
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You don't need a numerical year on the top of the Wachovia building (tall far right building below) to know it wasn't built in 1874 when the Briggs building was built. The numerical address for Briggs is 220 Fayetteville St. The numerical address for the Wachovia building is 150 Fayetteville St. The numerical addresses don't make sense because I only see 4 buildings in between Briggs and Wachovia.
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22 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful old buildings! I wonder what is up with the numbering of the addresses?

Happy photo hunting, and happy weekend :)

Annie said...

This is a tough theme and you did great. I love that old hardware store; I've never seen it before. Will have to look for it the next time I'm in downtown Raleigh.

Happy weekend.

ewok1993 said...

I don't see why there is a gap in numbering building and houses. In my old neighborhood there was a six number gap between houses and we live in a townhouse neighborhood; we're attached to one another.

Great take.

jams o donnell said...

I love that building and the contrast between old and new. Happy weekend

And Miles To Go... said...

what beautiful, historical buildings. Great choice for the hunt!

jmb said...

Lovely photos Carver and you did well with this difficult theme.

Happy weekend.

EG Wow said...

I wonder who decides what the numbers will be when a new building goes up.

I like to see old buildings with the new. The old reminds us there's a bit of history and the new that there's a future.

YTSL said...

Interesting photos and comments on the numerical theme. Well done, Carver! :)

ipanema said...

its great that your city has preserved these old, beautiful buildings.

happy weekend! :)

Colin Campbell said...

Really nice.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

the old buildings just speak to my heart but too bad they all don't tell me the year they were built:)

CRIZ LAI said...

There's so much heritage in that building but I don't like the maintenance numeric figures. :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Life Ramblings said...

love your numerical shots. great choices for the theme.

Ayie said...

your photohunter entries are always amazing and interesting...it's like i'm traveling seeing places around!

happy weekend!

healingmagichands said...

Very interesting. Street numbers rarely make sense. But I guess the post office understands them. Great pictures of some great buildings.

http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/photohunt-numerical/

jan said...

beautiful building...good choice for the theme!..

my entry is up here

http://moms-journey.com/2010/08/21/numerical.aspx

see you!

Sandy said...

Beautiful pics as always...love building shots.
Mine's up, too.
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is a keeper. Love it!
Photo Hunt-Numerical

julie said...

That is a beautiful building :) It must have been an old and new system of numbering that got mixed :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Very cool photos of the building.

Eds said...

a love the shots! even if the building looks old.


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Jerry said...

Great shots for this week's theme!

Have a super weekend.