Anyway, 173 has one, and it's always looked okay, nothing spectacular but it was nice as I said, to have that bit of architectural interest. Here's a pic:
And another after the porch exteriors were done a couple years ago:
But here's my favorite picture. Taken by the original owner in what looks to be about the 1930s:
After the gable was done a couple weeks ago, we had quite a bit of leftover scallops, and I was wondering what to do with them (they were a special order so they couldn't be returned). Then the contractor had the idea to put them on the oriel (gotta use those new words!). Here's how she looks now:
Not a great angle on that first one, but click on it and you might get a better sense. The next two are just opposite angles.
I love how it turned out. Really gave the oriel a nice bit of interest and character, and was an excellent use of leftovers!
More to come!