Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Boot Scrapers

I enjoy walking around Brooklyn and Manhattan looking at the architecture of the homes. ┬áIt’s amazing how one brownstone will be so appealing, and the one next door to it, while very similar, just leaves me underwhelmed.

One aspect that I love about some of these older house are the boot scrapers that are built into the wrought iron railings on the front steps. These feel like vestigial organs left on these houses from a time when the roads were dirt and traveling usually involved a horse.

Here are some of the scrapers I’ve come across on my walks.