It is interesting that granite is found around the property at Degas House. Where did it come from?
Originally, there was a fence in the front of the home which had concrete and brick footing, a brick wall above the ground, and at the top of the wall was a thick cap of granite. Iron fence posts were inserted into the granite. When the fence was taken down around the 1920's, the granite was recycled around the property. Some of it was used as part of the front steps on the main Degas House. Much of it was used on the front porch of Degas House II. Though the houses had separate owners at that time, the contractor for both houses was the same, so he distributed the granite where needed.