In Praise of Very Large Staircases: A Brief History of the Social Function of Stoops

Found this very interesting read in my inbox this morning and wanted to share!

In Praise of Very Large Staircases: A Brief History of the Social Function of Stoops | Living on GOOD.

“Stoop does, in fact, mean porch. It comes from the Dutch word stoep, which literally means “step,” but which in New York’s colonial era—when it was still New Amsterdam—referred to the wide, low porch outside a home.”

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One Response to In Praise of Very Large Staircases: A Brief History of the Social Function of Stoops

  1. I miss large stoops like this. You could fit 10-15 people on these!

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