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Old Posted Oct 8, 2019, 4:30 PM
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Originally Posted by eschaton View Post
Personally, I tend to use "townhouse" to describe modern forms, and "rowhouse" to mean historic ones. I think this works, because we never, ever describe the modern suburban form as being rowhouses.
that's a good general rule.

however, the shades of gray in the middle can heavily blur those lines.

for example, there's not a whole lot of functional difference between the two examples of attached housing shown below. but one is well over a century old and the other is contemporary.

old "rowhouses": https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8699...7i16384!8i8192

new "townhouses": https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8685...7i13312!8i6656
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