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Featured in taiche’s journal and blog at Female Contemporary Art.

This is the James & Hastings building on Water Street in Port Townsend, Washington (USA). It was built in 1889 for Francis W. James (1832-1920) and Lucinda Hastings, the widow of Loren B. Hastings.

Water Street is the main street that goes through downtown. This entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings date back to the 1880’s. Being an artist community, many of these old buildings and homes have been carefully restored, which has made Port Townsend into a well known tourist stop. You can sign up for guided tours of this historic district, starting in the Spring and going through the Summer season.

This Victorian architecture is one of the things that I love the most about Port Townsend. The gingerbread style trim gives Victorian buildings their unique look.

Photo taken in September, 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. I’m entering this in the Beautiful Buildings challenge hosted by the Creative, Talented and Unknown group.

11/8/10 – Featured in the FREEDOM IN WORDS AND ART Group.
12/3/10 – Featured in the ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY Group.

6/9/11 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Road Intersection challenge in the Which Way group.


  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyabout 4 years ago

    beautiful building-great shot!

  • Thank you! I love old Victorian architecture.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    We had buildings much like this in Casper, Wyoming. I remember a building much like this as a kid. I was always fascinated by it. Nice capture.

  • I haven’t been to Casper, but I’ve visited Kemmerer, where the first J. C. Penny’s building is, and they had a lot of old Victorian style buildings there. It’s a beautiful little town, although I didn’t care for the barren land surrounding it. I think that it probably would be a ghost town now if it weren’t for the oil wells.

    – rocamiadesign

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1about 4 years ago

    Good luck! Love these old buildings, would love to go on that quided tour!

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 4 years ago

    Great shot of a lovely Victorian building. I would like to visit there one day. Tony

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Love the capture of this wonderful building. I love the colors of it!!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Magnificent building!

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    beautiful scenery… nicely done…

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsabout 4 years ago

    great capture Kathleen!

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010about 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much! I am thrilled to have this featured in such a high quality group!

    – rocamiadesign

  • taiche
    taicheabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Freedom In Words and Art. It’s a joy to be sharing the feature with you. So happy infact that I wrote about it in a Journal and then shared it through my blog at Female Contemporary Art. You have been shared :-)

  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

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