Victorians in Pensacola

We recently traveled back to Pensacola to visit friends and family, having lived in Pensacola for three years not too long ago. One thing I loved about the area was the numerous Victorian homes still standing in downtown, and in the surrounding historic districts.

The most notable difference in Queen Anne historic homes in Pensacola from those in Minnesota, is the front double porch. I love this style, and took some photos while I was walking the neighborhood so my readers could see what I am talking about. Not only do you get a covered area to enjoy the day, the views from the upper porch are fantastic.

You’ll also notice the floor-to-ceiling windows, roughly the same height as the doors. This was done so people could open the window and walk out onto the porch from their rooms. The reason they chose windows, instead of additional doors, is because at the time, homes were taxed based on the number of doors they had entering a home. By making the openings into large windows, they avoided the tax!

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