Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Old Farmhouse

Calle del Norte, west of Mesilla, NM.  The steel casement windows on this abandoned relic date it to whenever windows of this type were most popular.  I leave it to architectural historians to determine the actual time period -- probably post-World War 2.  These windows were very common at one time in southern New Mexico houses.  You opened and closed them with a little crank.  Their main disadvantage -- they invariably leaked cold air during the winter, which is why they were ultimately replaced by aluminum sliders.