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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":!8i8192

new "townhouses":!8i6656
The world that we used to know, People tell me it don't turn no more
The places we used to go, Familiar faces that ain't smilin' like before
The time of our time has come and gone, I fear we been waiting too long
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