Monday, November 8, 2010

Gates & alleys - Chapel and Maxwell

In the cities and towns that date to the 1800's (or earlier), there are narrow streets and alleys. Many of the plots of land are narrow and deep, making access to the back of the property difficult without the alleys that run along the backside of the property. The old section of the City of Frederick has a number of alleys, some of them used frequently by travelers. Chapel Alley (above) is one such alley running one-way north. Interestingly, Maxwell Avenue (below) is one block west of Chapel Alley and is one-way south, leaving little distinction between alley and avenue.