Hopeful architecture

  Wilcox-Cutts House, in Orwell. Vt.  It was mostly built in 1843.

Wilcox-Cutts House, in Orwell. Vt.  It was mostly built in 1843.

"Their idiom, their dimension,

was life; they spoke in its terms.

What vigor their houses have! --

deep-based, tall-windowed, updrawn,"

towered, they rise like trees

from thin soil spruced into lawn

and shell-rimmed flowerbed,

toward a more specious air.'

--From  "Intimations of Immortality, Cuttingsville, Vermont, 1880,'' by Constance Carrrier