One of the locals at the American Precision Museum thinks the hemlocks that were in these pictures just trimmed bushes where left to grow into trees closer to the house when this whole hedge was removed.
Maxwell Evarts sitting on the back porch.
Notice: lattice under porch structure (what we want to go back to), gutters, the roll up blinds, the fact that the breezeway led down the south side of the house and the stairs entered into the back yard, the long shutters on the back doors, and of course the clothes. ;)
View from top of the hill to south side of house:
-Breezeway porch from front of house to back porch
-White mortar between bricks (we discussed this with the local brick guy for anyone interested)
-Fence along main street (that fence is OLD)
-Masonry stone in same spot--was a fountain then with small child statue on top
-Lack of any plantings along house, but more extensive use of shrubs and trees in lawns
-Gutter from top roof that leads down to the back porch gutters (maybe an idea to revisit there)
-Largest tree next to house is almost exactly where mom (Cheryl) and I discussed planting a new hardwood tree