[KP 6/25/15] It is unclear to me if "Rustic Seat" (File: 0358) should be listed as an inscribed image for porch. The text accompanying the image describes many different architectural features, including a "a rustic seat, placed on a bold little plateau, at the base of a large tree, eighty feet above the water", a "little rustic pavilion, from which a much lower and wider view of the landscape is again enjoyed", and "a charming little covered resting place, in the form of a rustic proch" [sic].
[CT 7/2/15] "Porch" is actually spelled correctly in Horticulturist...it was just misspelled in FileMaker (fixed now). But I agree that it should be associated.
RA 7/9/15: See Veranda's Discussion page for problems in the second paragraph of the Porch page (as well as those for Portico and Piazza)
RA 7/9/15: I'm not sure that the Downing quotation about the rustic porch at Montgomery Place makes an argument about porches "directing a view or prospect." Here's the quotation:
- "Not long after leaving the rustic pavilion, on descending by one of the paths that diverges to the left, we reach a charming little covered resting place, in the form of a rustic porch. The roof is prettily thatched with thick green moss. Nestling under a dark canopy of evergreens in the shelter of a rocky fern-covered bank, an hour or two may be whiled away within it, almost unconscious of the passage of time."