Nicely put, Viv. I hadn't noticed the details you mention, to which can be added the decorative brickwork under the eaves and even the simple A-frame bargeboards above the attic windows.To me the other striking thing about partially demolished buildings is all the different little features that were painstakingly put together by those craftsmen over a century ago. So much was crafted and, even in a row of similar terrace houses, small features were added to make slight differences between them.
And you can still see the shelving inside the 'blue' shop. The shop front fascia has lovely scrolled supports and the vertical window bars have small details too.The shopkeeper must once have been very proud to run his/her business from here and would have been a well-known and respected member of the local community. I expect many aspiring shopkeepers who started out running a shop from their front room would aim to one day own a little business like this. But it required very hard graft too. Viv.