Where have all the porches gone?
January 21, 2010 11:50 AM Subscribe
Are we growing to be a porchless society? I am trying to settle a disagreement with my friend - she thinks that porches are still an important part of design, and I say that front porches have largely disappeared from modern architecture and are a social relic of the past. Who's right?
posted by ajarbaday to human relations (54 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
The corollary to this, in my argument, is that people spend more time indoors and are more scared of their neighbors than they were in the past. But maybe this is all hearsay. I know that in the town I'm from in Florida, it was mostly poorer neighborhoods where I would see people hanging out on their porches, while in more gentrified parts of town porches seemed more an unused luxury. Does anyone have any statistics or data to back up these theories?