TT 19: Carriage House


Carriage houses were the garages of the nineteenth century. Like Pinecraig, the design of its carriage house is a mix of the Classical and Gothic styles that were fashionable at the time it was built. The pitched roof was not just an aesthetic decision, it served as the hayloft. Carriages took up slightly less room than the Model A Ford, so when cars replaced carriages, the door openings needed to be widened. Over the years, many carriage houses were converted into garages and still bear the marks of their earlier function.