Emoticon House & Historical Comparison
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Emoticon House & Historical Comparison
Emoticon House & Historical Comparison. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

Back in July, we pointed out Shelby Park’s “Emoticon House” covered in a modern facade that simplified the house into a simple typable shape (“<=|”). Now we bring you another house built with the same general facade layout in the Original Highlands. We found the photo in our archives and noticed how both homes feature the same general facade layout: one with its original siding and “gingerbread” detailing, the other covered in vertical aluminum siding.

We’re not suggesting that the Shelby Park house was once identical to the Original Highlands house, but it probably featured many similar details. Both undoubtedly featured a large first-floor picture window, probably with a stained glass transom and the right-hand tower element above the door clearly once had windows as well. As for the level of detail the Emoticon House once featured, it’s hard to say without the help of a historical photo. At any rate, it’s an interesting comparison.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. i hope someone finds an historic photo of this house. i drive past this house several times a week and it always makes me giggle.

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