• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Mission Style Furniture

      The W. D. Allison Company was known more for making furniture specific to the needs of physicians and doctors, as noted here, and as found in second hand stores and auctions today. In 1897,...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Porte-Cochère

    Porte-Cochère. The literal French translation equates to carriage (cochère) door (porte). Originally, porte-cochères provided a covered entrance for individuals to exit horse carriages. The porte-cochère gained prominence in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, commonly found...

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