For the spring '17 issue of Paprika Southern I covered the evolution of the porch in American architecture. Such a beautiful design element was once entirely utilitarian and emblematic of the values of American society. Rapidly developing technology caused a decline in the prominence of the porch as we see in mid-twentieth century architecture such as the ranch house.
This piece, a call to action, encourages readers to remember the spirit of the American porch as a gateway to one's community, nature, and the world.
Full article available in Paprika Southern, vol. 2, issue 3.