Morning everyone and you are probably scratching your head wondering…what does that title mean? Well I had a bright idea that I was going to give you a tour of some beautiful “Painted Ladies” of New Jesrey. The gorgeous and wonderful Victorian Houses that sparkle in droves in magical Cape May. Their stately stucture, their history, their architecture, their amazing painted makeup are a huge part of American history and just so incredible to gaze upon. Well we are going to postpone our little trip because i found something in my search that is not as grand, not as stately but even more beautiful and it starts a new chapter in our history, a chapter that we can all be proud of and agree with. See if you agree.
I found an article on Katrina Cottages, (Katrina Cottage History) not only did I think they were a fabulous creation from the start, they are now being put to further progress in the lives of very deserving people. Look at that little jewel, isn’t it absolutely beautiful, such dignity and grace it warms my heart and puts a smile on my face. Not only did this Painted Woman house a family in need and make them feel as though they were “home” this adorable cottage along with others are continuing to make a difference.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi is home to a mature, mixed-use enclave of some 23 Katrina Cottages on a two-acre site called Cottage Square. The project (above) was developed by architect Bruce Tolar and Enterprise Community Partners, the national affordable-housing organization. Enterprise, which NRDC helped to establish an award-winning green housing program a few years ago, owns the project. It was built as a demonstration of the potential of the cottages, especially when employed together as a neighborhood. read more about this great project here.
So I was in search of a diamond in full sparkle this morning, a piece of iconic history that would make you smile and very much a piece of New Jersey…The Painted Ladies but instead I bring you a new line of historic icons that will warm your heart and they take a style that is near and dear to our hearts and share it and make the world a little bit better, a little bit more loving and understanding. Hope you enjoy these little pretties and read more about them.
Here’s another that is being used as a school.
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