Original Source: thestarpress.com
Written By: SETH SLABAUGH
Technically, the color is not historically accurate, but it does stand out
MUNCIE — Jonathan Spodek disclosed during a meeting on Thursday that the bright green color he chose for a 112-year-old house he is rehabilitating is not historically accurate.
Asked why he didn’t select a more period-appropriate color, the Ball State University associate professor of architecture said, “They’re sad. They’re mopey.”
Bill Morgan, the city’s historic preservation officer, defends the color selection.
“It’s probably a little brighter than what you were likely to see in that time frame, but I think it’s a nice color,” Morgan said. “I agree that a lot of Victorian color schemes are dark and depressing.”