• Posted in: WTH WTH: Sells

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Location: South side Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Plain Drain

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this compatible or incompatible,...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Hello, Dolly.

    This poor baby is so altered and top heavy and  that Dolly Parton immediately came to mind…a pre-rhinestone version, of the bubbly crooner, of course. We love Dolly too, but it’s not often a piece...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Vinyl Vision

    Some of the most beautiful and detailed architecture in the world has been built for religious purposes. This is not one of them. Would be interesting to know what other purposes this building served in...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Polyglot Plot

    You see this and you think?… First of all, you’re likely having trouble even figuring out what to look at first? Windows: Wrong Various forms of siding: Disaster Was this a version of patch testing...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Irreplaceable

    The first line of Beyonce’s song “Irreplaceable” comes to mind: “To the left, to the left.” Move that window to the left, to the left, for Pete’s sake. Bad enough the rectangular window has been...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Barn Again?

    Born again or Barn again? You decide.  ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: No Entry

    Simple and modest homes can be fab, often better than the gaudy gargantuan ones, but then come the alterations. Admiration turns to curiosity to the squinting eyebrows and finally here to “WTH?” Evidently, you are...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Vinylphant

    Vinylphant? Yeah, it’s a new word. What do you call the proverbial pink elephant in the room when it’s really a dismal vinyl box in a neighborhood? We’re proposing: Vinylphant. The look of vinyl is...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Stop the Muddling

    “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.” So said Bob Ross, who—through The Joy of Painting—taught techniques and positive thinking. His work was never muddled; his paintings were a balance of light and...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Suffering Symmetry

    If School House Rock had created a series of songs about architecture in addition to numbers, science and America, there would have surely been one about symmetry in design. It’s been said that beauty is...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Double Door Double Take

    You’ll have to pardon the slight blur with this image.  I’d like to blame it on my shaky old hands but to be honest, I was laughing so hard I’m surprised it turned out this...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: the Importance of Windows

    Today’s What the H*ll highlights why historic windows are an important piece of a structure, and why they are on Indiana Landmarks’ Endangered List. I think the photos speak for themselves. The building is located...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Copycat

    We typically don’t pick on color choices for historic homes in What the H*ll, since colors are such a personal preference and just about any color could be historically accurate. However, we make an exception...

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