Post by John Varela
It depends on what type of building it is.
Well, 'colonial' is the oldest you have got, over there.
In Medieval European cities overhang was the rule
rather than the exception.
Conditions often became crowded within the city walls
and free building space became non-existent, so....
In the USA it became merely a style of building,
Some pituresque examples in
(Alsace, nowadays in France)