Cedar Street, Part One, Washington, Franklin County

Cedar Street turned out to be a delight, with a well-preserved stretch of houses from a wide range of styles. Below, looking way off in the west where the trees are is the location of the thoroughfare.

Jaeger, J. F., Copyright Holder. Washington Mo. looking west. United States Washington Missouri, ca. 1908. Photograph. Library of Congress.

The street works cohesively because despite being so stylistically divergent, the use of the same color of brick creates visual unity.

Side streets like the one below also look similar.

Then there’s the random wood frame Queen Anne house thrown in, which throws off the unity, but still looks nice.

But then next door there’s this beauty with just a little bit of millwork to contrast with the orangish-red brick.

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