24 July 2009

The carpenter, the baker, and the Classics professor

Moran-Wright house, 2001 Francisco Street
(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

The sky-blue Victorian villa—part Stick-Eastlake, part Gothic Revival, and proudly holding aloft a tower and weathervane on the northeastern corner of Francisco and Milvia Streets—is a striking sight.

Passersby who know nothing of its storied past are often captivated by the rows of cobalt-blue glass bottles lined along its window sills. If they raise their eyes, they may admire the handsomely proportioned windows, the classically balustraded balcony, and the numerous curved brackets gracing the house.

This edifice, popularly known as the Flagg House, has long been the subject of local legends, some of them propagated by local historians.

Read the whole story here.


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