Una Logia Privada © Sarah Vernon
loggia |ˈləʊdʒə, ˈlɒ-, -dʒɪə|
a gallery or room with one or more open sides, especially one that forms part of a house and has one side open to the garden.
ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from Italian, ‘lodge’.
My starting point was a photograph of the covered patio attached to one of the houses belonging to Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 48 Street, New York. In 1919, Miss Sorchan bought several dilapidated brownstone houses along East 49th and East 48th Street that dated from the 1860s, and renovated them.
The photograph was taken by Frances Benjamin (1864-1952). As soon as I saw it in the Library of Congress’s Flickr stream, I imagined it…
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