March 17, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion 03/17/2017 148 Added to OHD on 3/17/17 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 148 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 148 Comments on March 17, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. Tim O says: 8 comments 03/17/2017 at 6:26 pm Cabin in the woods 3596 Leeds Manor Rd, Markham, VA 22643 $390,000 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3596-Leeds-Manor-Rd_Markham_VA_22643_M64424-45290 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 03/17/2017 at 8:46 pm Wow what a nice find. Thanks for sharing Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:34 pm Those pictures look like paintings! Beautiful serene property! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 03/18/2017 at 7:16 pm Cozy place with a feeling of antiquity. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 4:06 pm What an enchanting spot this house is in. Log in to Reply Alan says: 2 comments 03/17/2017 at 7:27 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45072312_zpid/ 3 bed 2 bath home in tampa. Pretty unusual to see a home this old around here with so much still intact. No clue about the neighborhood or flooding, but I think a lot of South tampa is pretty safe, but I know some of the streets flood when it rains. Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:36 pm I like! Thanks for sharing!! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:03 pm Wouldn’t it be fun to restore the outside of this home to it’s original design? Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/17/2017 at 7:36 pm 1925, Mediterranean flavor, neat bathrooms: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/58-Parkway-W-Mount-Vernon-NY-10552/32948009_zpid/ 1930 Mediterranean, good-sized front hall & nice staircase https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Ellwood-Ave-Mount-Vernon-NY-10552/32950881_zpid/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:39 pm I like the second one best! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 03/18/2017 at 7:31 pm I like them both — some of Mt. Vernon’s best; in their day it was practically country. Both are well kept — super bathrooms in the first one. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:08 pm I love both of these homes but really wish that the original bathrooms where still in tact in the second one. For that reason I would have to choose the first. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/17/2017 at 7:39 pm Laundry day! But I give up… what are those rather large hive-shaped things to the right of the house? Log in to Reply nic says: 75 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:02 am I think those are domed trellises. Looks like maybe the old fashioned vining sweet peas growing on them. Log in to Reply nic says: 75 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:07 am On further look I think the leaves are too big for peas, maybe grapes. Grape arbors were very popular back then. It is definitely the garden section with the pump and another planter nearby. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:10 am Thanks, that makes sense to me. Log in to Reply Mike E says: 4 comments 03/17/2017 at 10:58 pm Beautiful old home! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/876-W-State-St_Jacksonville_IL_62650_M70180-08961#photo20 Log in to Reply Donald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 245 comments 03/18/2017 at 5:28 am Great selection of FPs in this property–love to see the arch-top cast iron frames/grates in place and unmolested. House has a lot of character, thanks for sharing! Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:42 pm Fabulous house where a lot of the messy work is done. I too love the fireplaces in this house. Great price, will make a gorgeous home for someone! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:02 pm Oh the chandeliers!!! Log in to Reply Molly Rosentreter says: 1 comments 03/17/2017 at 11:48 pm 1867 Victorian Hobby Farm 5 bed, 4 bath, 4100 sq ft, 1000+ sq ft of porches, 10 acres w/3 outbuildings completely remodeled with all original charm intact. Carlinville, IL $469,000 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14976-Stagecoach-Rd-Carlinville-IL-62626/89985829_zpid/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:44 pm This is my dream home and property. Loved it! Thank you for sharing! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 4:11 pm Love the way the decorated. Wonderful find Molly. Log in to Reply David says: 29 comments 03/20/2017 at 8:50 pm Not only is this house fantastic, but the ad is a textbook example all realtors should follow in how to sell a house. 79 wonderful, clear and lucid photos all with captions clearly labelling what we are looking at. Hat’s off to that realtor. Log in to Reply Aaron says: 1 comments 03/18/2017 at 12:02 am Planned utopian community with low costs near D.C. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-Ridge-Rd-UNIT-P-Greenbelt-MD-20770/97490142_zpid/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:45 pm Good starter home for someone Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 705 comments 03/18/2017 at 12:15 am Not a lot of pictures here & I think the build date is probably off quite a bit: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Rochester-NH/house_type/86851917_zpid/13549_rid/24m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.387834,-70.664406,43.216936,-71.305046_rect/10_zm/ Again, build date seems a little early but check out the kitchen: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Franklin-County-VT/house_type/81612427_zpid/2293_rid/24m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/44.991512,-72.256393,44.658397,-73.537674_rect/9_zm/0_mmm/ Lovely 1887 Colonial Revival https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Town-of-Andover-MA-01810/house_type/56032131_zpid/58495_rid/24m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.731126,-70.846367,42.567494,-71.487007_rect/10_zm/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:49 pm I have expensive taste, guess which one I liked best? 🙂 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/21/2017 at 11:35 am More photos and info on the Berkshire house: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/05/25/c-1880-stick-victorian-east-berkshire-vt/ Log in to Reply Sunflower & Poppy says: 52 comments 03/18/2017 at 5:31 am Forgive me if someone else already noticed this wonderful Taft-Haywood House on the Preservation North Carolina site — just appeared there recently! https://www.presnc.org/properties/haywood-taft-house/ Mount Gilead NC looks like a very small remote place, but what a project for a dedicated preservationist and the price would seem appropriate for the right individual. No doubt preservation covenants would apply but so would tax incentives. Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:50 pm At that price, why not take on the work to make this home loved once again! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 03/18/2017 at 7:41 pm I fell in love at first sight! More in love at 2nd & 10th. WISH I could take this adorable interesting house & give it the attention it deserves. Curved wall under the stairs, yes! Fireplaces all over the place. Lovely gingerbread, not overdone. A SLATE CHIMNEY? Never encountered one before — I presume they work ok or that one would have been gone long ago. You learn something every day. Gosh, all this for almost free. Sigh. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:14 pm A treasure. Reminds me of the Truman Capote’s accounts of his Aunt’s house. Log in to Reply Lori says: 117 comments 03/21/2017 at 12:03 am So much potential with this quaint house! Log in to Reply SonofSyosset says: 58 comments 03/18/2017 at 7:01 am Late 18th century house in the Sandwich/Cotuit area of Cape Cod. The asking price is almost $400,000 less than the home sold for in 2007. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40-Old-Kings-Rd-Cotuit-MA-02635/55842831_zpid Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:52 pm Oh my goodness I feel sorry that the owners have to take a loss on this grandeur house. Log in to Reply Jeanne L says: 35 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:53 am Zillow lists it at $699,000. Did I find the wrong house? Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/18/2017 at 9:38 am A Ft Worth find. Needs a bunch of love, but oh, that front room… 4500 Meadowbrook Dr in West Meadowbrook, Fort Worth, TX 76103 $100,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4500-Meadowbrook-Dr_Fort-Worth_TX_76103_M85548-43622 Time capsule, again in Ft Worth. Love that bright pink bathroom tile: 2541 Cockrell Ave in University Place, Fort Worth, TX 76109 $470,000 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2541-Cockrell-Ave_Fort-Worth_TX_76109_M88924-87063 Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:58 pm First one my favourite! Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:19 pm The Meadowbrook Dr. home looks like it was a beautiful family home at one time and could be again. Creative use of pink paint on the stairs(!), but I agree, great entry, great fireplace and space Log in to Reply LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments 03/18/2017 at 10:20 am Good Morning everyone. Please check my post that Kelly helped with on last Fridays chat. I now know the home was occupied in the early 1900″S. Thank you Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/18/2017 at 10:30 am Here’s the link to her home she was asking about and her comment. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/410-E-Broadway-St_Bolivar_MO_65613_M85932-37509 ” It is listed as “not for sale” but there are 15 pictures. We purchased the home at an auction last Saturday and closed yesterday. I would be interested in anything the knowledgeable readers on this site can tell me. I thought the house was older than 1945, but my knowledge is very limited. Thank you.” Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:00 pm Best of wishes on your new “old” property, enjoy your journey, it’s beautiful Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:18 pm How exciting!! Must post pictures as you renovate. Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1040 comments 03/18/2017 at 5:04 pm Lucinda, I’m fairly certain your home was built sometime between 1900 and 1909. Insurance maps of the town show the house one lot east of the southeast intersection of Broadway and Wilson. It’s definitely there in 1909, although the house number is different. This is common due to renumbering and converting to directional street names such as East Broadway instead of just Broadway. The 1900 map cuts off about where your house would be, so it’s possible it was there in 1900 as well, although it would probably have been shown on the map. Your house on the 1909 map: http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=sanbornmaps&CISOPTR=184&action=2&DMSCALE=20&DMWIDTH=267&DMHEIGHT=512&DMX=1024&DMY=512&DMTEXT=&DMROTATE=0 All the maps for your town: http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm/search/collection/sanbornmaps/searchterm/bolivar/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort Log in to Reply Diane says: 537 comments 03/18/2017 at 11:18 am For those that hope to recreate period landscaping, “Old Time Gardens” by Alice Morse Earle is a gem. Released in 1901 by Macmillan Company. The original is no longer printed. It was re released in paperback, with introduction by Virginia Lopez Begg, in 2005 by First University Press of New England. Although Alice Morse Earle had her favorite time periods and plants, her historical research is vast. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/18/2017 at 11:48 am Lucinda; Kelly, I replied to Lucinda about her recently bought old house (a popular James Daverman & Son design) in the previous weekend discussion page. The subject house of this post is also probably a planbook house. (I’ll have to look up the design) If its the one I’m thinking of, there’s one like it in Kansas and I’ll link to it in streetview. Log in to Reply Misstessa says: 1 comments 03/18/2017 at 12:22 pm Hello everyone, I thought I’d share this house because it has such a beautiful & unique “storybook” exterior. It is a 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, built in 1927. Located in Appleton, WI. https://www.trulia.com/property/3260452077-815-S-Pierce-Ave-Appleton-WI-54914 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/18/2017 at 1:50 pm Wow, yes – beautiful ‘storybook’ exterior!! Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:01 pm Sweet, makes me want to bake gingerbread people and house! So cute! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:22 am Yummy! The consistency of style throughout the house is so attractive. (Happy dog on the bed helps!) Cheers to the agent for using the brilliant photo of the house all lit & welcoming on a snowy night. Excellent pics altogether. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:21 pm How adorable. I LOVE any storybook design. All it needs is a crooked chimney. Log in to Reply Joseph says: 11 comments 03/18/2017 at 12:33 pm Continuing my love of old New York townhouses, here are some fine examples in Brooklyn that have (remarkably) kept a number of their original details: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Brooklyn-New-York-NY/townhouse_type/30590599_zpid/37607_rid/priced_sort/40.739583,-73.79242,40.570805,-74.082528_rect/11_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Brooklyn-New-York-NY/townhouse_type/30586775_zpid/37607_rid/priced_sort/40.739583,-73.79242,40.570805,-74.082528_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:03 pm Love love love the second one! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 4:34 pm When I lived on Nevins St. I used to love to walk at night and look into the brownstones. I did this when I lived in Boston too. It was so much fun. I adore the Sterling St brownstone I can see it filled with beautiful things that compliment it’s lovely design. Wish there were more pictures. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:52 pm They’re both in really nice shape. The floors & details are great! Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 03/18/2017 at 1:05 pm I’ve been watching reruns of the “Restore” show on DIY Network (thanks, Kelly and others for turning me on to this show) and loving it! The selections I’m sharing today are inspired from the host’s enthusiasm: 1. Amazing Hollywood(land) castle, once occupied by Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Appears mostly untouched…can you get anymore “Old Hollywood” than this? 2720 Woodhaven Dr Los Angeles, CA 90068 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2720-Woodhaven-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90068/20806723_zpid 2. This old beauty is in a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone – exciting to see. Just have your paint stripper ready! I’d love to see the natural stone on the facade exposed under all that minty green paint: 2420 7th Ave Los Angeles, CA 90018 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2420-7th-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90018/20595054_zpid 3. Colonial revival built in 1908…needs a lot of work, but a great example of the early high-end architecture of Los Angeles’ close-in neighborhoods. I am amazed the original woodwork and fireplace have been retained, even what look like some of the original kitchen cupboards. Grittier neighborhood…the house next door, which is also for sale, did not fare as well (interior modifications): 1546 S St Andrews Pl Los Angeles, CA 90019 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1546-S-St-Andrews-Pl-Los-Angeles-CA-90019/20602733_zpid 4. Nice old home in Angelino Heights…well preserved and in a great neighborhood: 855 E Kensington Rd Los Angeles, CA 90026 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/855-E-Kensington-Rd-Los-Angeles-CA-90026/20740281_zpid 5. Great craftsman cottage built in 1912 that just needs a lot of love inside. All of the original woodwork seems to be there under miles of paint. The neighborhood is full of comparable homes in nice shape…not a premium address in LA, but doesn’t appear to be terrible, either: 4607 S Wilton Pl Los Angeles, CA 90062 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4607-S-Wilton-Pl-Los-Angeles-CA-90062/20569203_zpid Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:06 pm Wow all gorgeous, number 4 please being my favourite! Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 03/18/2017 at 5:39 pm In regards to the first house: I’m a bit surprised more attention to staging wasn’t taken with a $3 million house. Unmade, rumpled beds do not show a home to its best advantage, just saying. Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 03/18/2017 at 2:24 pm The following link I’m going to show you is the problem I have living in my city. I can not find a good deal on an old house. Living in a not so old city finding old homes in western Canada is like finding a needle in a haystack. Our old farm houses barely exist and this is cowtown too, so it’s frustrating. I am trying to get my husband to think of going east where we could find something much better. Anyway here is my link, I certainly don’t put many links as like I said, they are extremely hard to find. Also finding one that is true to period is really impossible. https://www.remax.ca/ab/calgary-real-estate/na-1723-24-st-sw-na-wp_id168211057-lst/ Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 03/18/2017 at 5:41 pm Expensive but beautiful! Log in to Reply tess says: 313 comments 03/18/2017 at 3:10 pm Seneca, SC Livingston-Stribling Historic home, 4600 sq. ft interior, 1800 sq. ft of porches, carefully redone leaving the original woodwork and fireplaces intact. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-S-Townville-St_Seneca_SC_29678_M64418-67775?ex=SC624675990 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:23 pm Detroit has some amazing houses. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/18/2017 at 4:58 pm Going through a very big Herx with my Lyme so I have been looking at a lot of houses for fun. I came across this. Oh my. Each picture holds more treasures. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/918-W-Boston-Blvd_Detroit_MI_48202_M38200-45141#photo95 Love this one. Hasn’t been renovated to death. It also has the most beautiful floating staircase. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1075-Burns-St_Detroit_MI_48214_M31692-19973# Beautiful stained glass and an upstairs room that looks like it was a ballroom? http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/858-W-Boston-Blvd_Detroit_MI_48202_M34487-99743#photo32 Hate the kitchen but the house is enchanting. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/670-Virginia-Park-St_Detroit_MI_48202_M42596-60643#photo19 Looks like this fixer upper hasn’t has too much ugly renovation to undo. Could be brought back to it’s former self. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2432-W-Boston-Blvd_Detroit_MI_48206_M42607-32948#photo0 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:36 am They are all fab but I like that last one best! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 4:59 pm I agree Bethany. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/18/2017 at 6:58 pm As lovely as they come: 1536 W Walnut St in West Walnut, Allentown, PA 18102 $179,900 | 7 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1536-W-Walnut-St_Allentown_PA_18102_M48384-77491 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:01 pm Very beautiful. I love how these homes are grand but also cozy. Never feel like a museum. Very much a “home”. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 03/18/2017 at 7:24 pm Unusual Mediterranean-meets-rustic on Lake Lure NC. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Rutherford-County-NC/fsba,fsbo,new_lt/house_type/2100372172_zpid/3015_rid/3-_beds/1700-1960_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/35.632186,-81.617432,35.160336,-82.355576_rect/10_zm/3_p/0_mmm/ Disassembled & stored to preserve it, the 1808 Israel Demeritt-O’Kane house is for sale. Interior photos from 1955 and pictures of it as pieces were numbered & dismantled, plus video & links to further info: http://www.preservationtimberframing.com/israel-demeritt-okane-house/. Unique crown moldings, chair rails & casings, original sash windows with Indian shutters are stored with the entire antique house. Photos provide an interesting look at its construction methods and materials. Love the house and family in your photo, Kelly. It’s a substantial place. Pretty lady on the steps. Must have been washing day. What are the items to the right of the house? Bee skeps? Piles of leaves? I can’t tell! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:27 pm I can’t open the second homes photos but I am in love with the first house. Oh and what a spot! Imagine sitting out looking at the view at dusk on a warm summer evening. Heaven. Log in to Reply Lori says: 117 comments 03/21/2017 at 12:16 am What an unexpected southern European house in North Carolina! Would want the exterior to be a bit more yellow like in provence! Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/18/2017 at 10:36 pm 306 Canal St, Lebanon, PA 17046 $64,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/306-Canal-St_Lebanon_PA_17046_M47824-66353 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:39 am I like it! I’m sure it will look more appealing on the outside in summer; a little bleak right now, eh? Log in to Reply MaryS says: 17 comments 03/19/2017 at 12:35 am This is an over the top remodel (remuddle) If you look at Google street view you can see what the outside look like is 2015. Love the bathroom mirrors. I was told that the re-muddle cost almost $700,000. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/101-S-13th-St_San-Jose_CA_95112_M14705-65316 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:42 am I’m speechless! The street view comparison is insane! Who does that? to a relatively modest American ranch house, even if it is in San Jose? Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/19/2017 at 12:07 pm Holy corolly! Wonder what the neighbors think?? Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:31 pm Oh my. So much of everything. Log in to Reply Julles says: 530 comments OHD Supporter 03/19/2017 at 12:52 am I found this on the coast of NC. If you like them really old, big, affordable and beautiful take a look at this one! And the Furniture! I’m in love. Do you think they would throw it in for free? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/333-Jay-Trl-Murfreesboro-NC-27855/113753040_zpid/ Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:34 pm Sixty four dollars per square foot for this beauty. What a deal. Log in to Reply Lori says: 117 comments 03/21/2017 at 12:22 am The Murfreesboro, NC house is lovely. I love all the built-iin the diningroom! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/21/2017 at 11:45 am Links/history on the Murfreesboro home in comments: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/12/23/greek-revival-murfreesboro-nc/ Log in to Reply LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:14 am Charleston John, thank you. When the recorders office showed a build date of 1945 I was in shock. Log in to Reply Nancy says: 4 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:30 am http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2195-W-Maple-Rd_Birmingham_MI_48009_M32894-39904#photo2 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:52 pm This is one of those homes that from the outside does not hint to what awaits you inside. Just fantastic. I could live in the solarium. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/19/2017 at 9:45 pm A large & lovely house. Neat doors leading into the library, & very nice bathrooms. The staircase is cool, but notice how horizontal slats have been added onto the upper hall landing? Whenever I see staircases with large openings, I wonder how namy kids & pets fall through!! Log in to Reply David Redlands says: 82 comments 03/19/2017 at 12:32 pm Beautiful Victorian home in Redlands, Ca built in 1888 with Citrus Grove! Northside in a University district. Near where I live. Great price but I have seen many houses go in bidding wars lately. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1329-Sylvan-Blvd_Redlands_CA_92374_M21146-44248 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/19/2017 at 5:48 pm Wow, a citrus orchard. I am often attracted to a home because of the land it sits on. This is a beautiful home that is also on a wonderful piece of land. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/19/2017 at 1:05 pm Kelly, I found out the subject photo for the weekend discussion is a Palliser Brothers design number 24, estimated to cost $1,700 to build in the early 1880’s. I sent you a scan of the planbook page (Dover publications reprint) as well as a photo of this house design in Hiawatha, Kansas that I took about a dozen years ago. But alas, I have no idea where the subject house is or was located. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/19/2017 at 1:18 pm Thanks John! House in Hiawatha (just a similar design not the old house photo house.) Sketch: Log in to Reply Kevin O'Neill says: 156 comments 03/19/2017 at 8:59 pm Heres one from my area. The Burwell house in Minnetonka Minnesota. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Burwell_house.JPG Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/20/2017 at 4:52 pm Wow! Except for the porch, it’s almost identical. When compared to the version John shared, yours seems to have much more of the roof ornamentation intact. You can really see how these details make the difference in the overall design harmony. Without them the house looks truncated. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/20/2017 at 6:24 pm I like the exterior colors. May not be period (is it?) but it’s neat. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/19/2017 at 1:20 pm I see similarities in the design. Was Palliser known for modifications on planbook houses? Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/19/2017 at 1:50 pm The Pallisers were not as flexible about making design modifications as were other later plan book architects such as George F. Barber. The main difference I see is the two story front bay with three windows instead of four. But that is a minor modification and may have been a choice made by the builder rather than the architect. The bay on the side in the subject photo was probably a similar modification from the house plans. However, the tower with the diamond diagonal window is too similar to the published design for me to accept this is not a Palliser plan. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/19/2017 at 1:54 pm Saw a monumental Italianate in Jacksonville, IL, for sale on Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/876-W-State-St-Jacksonville-IL-62650/105673559_zpid/ According to a local tourism sheet, a massive mirror from this house was removed and put in the reception center of a local college. However, the large period lighting fixtures remain. I visited Jacksonville in 2014 and took a couple of photos of the house: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/22481136196/in/album-72157660334130225/ and an evening shot: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/22481136196/in/album-72157660334130225/ The 1857 Augustus Ayers house is a local landmark. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/19/2017 at 5:15 pm Thanks John, for the impressive Jacksonville house. I see that some of the exterior detail is cast iron, which explains its condition. Nice Flickr album of the variety of architecture there as well! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/20/2017 at 12:08 am Thanks, Jim. I’m glad you also liked the Jacksonville, IL, album. I discovered that Mike E. had already posted a link to the Ayers House above before I did. (above) My apologies to Mike especially considering that this was his first post. I think the massive period (gas?) light fixtures in the house are phenomenal. As mentioned, oddly a local tourist info sheet makes note of a massive mirror coming out of the Ayers house and going over to a local college. If I were the buyer of the Ayers House, should the college not consider returning the mirror then I would want to have it replicated. A correct period restoration of this landmark home would make it stellar inside. Not many grand antebellum homes of this early Italianate style remain extant so this one should please a purist. I bet the house has quite a history to go with it and may also have a connection to Abraham Lincoln from the days before he ran for president. Did you happen to look for any history on the property? Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/20/2017 at 12:46 pm John, I saw the Historic District nomination and a few captions. The 1857 date seems solid. The Ayers family came from Philadelphia in 1830 and opened the first drug store in Illinois at Jacksonville. Alexander Ayers founded a bank with his brother around 1850, and built the house a few years later. I’d guess Lincoln was there but I didn’t get into it deep enough to find that story. Thanks, MikeE! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville_Historic_District_(Jacksonville,_Illinois) https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89478927 Log in to Reply Mike E says: 4 comments 03/20/2017 at 8:35 pm No apologies John, great minds think alike! Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 03/19/2017 at 10:35 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1060-Madison-Ave-Evansville-IN-47714/77099374_zpid/ $55K A Mission-style 1915 bungalow in — Evansville, Indiana? Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/20/2017 at 11:34 am I love this. Such an interesting style. I would just give it a good scrubbing and move right in! Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:16 pm Craftsman: 838 S Filmore St in Southside, Allentown, PA 18103 $135,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/838-S-Filmore-St_Allentown_PA_18103_M41007-69058 Not normally a fan of painted wood, but this is nice: 801 N Wood Ave, Florence, AL 35630 $792,500 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/801-N-Wood-Ave_Florence_AL_35630_M85668-13419 Bargain! 300 Second St W, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 $79,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/300-W-2nd-St_Tuscumbia_AL_35674_M79187-08419 Even better bargain: 156 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045 $59,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/156-Central-Ave_Cortland_NY_13045_M48373-24603 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:21 pm 14 bedrooms, 29 acres, seems too good to be true: 35 Thorne Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943 $795,000 | 14 Bed • 7 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/35-Thorne-Way_Keene-Valley_NY_12943_M39749-66572 The build date on this seems a little early. Beautiful old home: 253 Clinton St, Watertown, NY 13601 $379,900 | 8 Bed • 6 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/253-Clinton-St_Watertown_NY_13601_M44912-68598 The carriage house, the butler’s pantry, and that little front balcony make this a favorite of mine: 27 Church St, Moravia, NY 13118 $179,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/27-Church-St_Moravia_NY_13118_M35683-97828 Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 715 comments 03/21/2017 at 7:51 pm Cora, that Watertown home is very cool. It almost seems like a hotel or something with the indoor pool. Unfortunately the last time I was through Watertown it looked very economically challenged. Hopefully someone will have the resources to take this jewel on. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/19/2017 at 11:33 pm Another nice old carriage house. I really like the exterior of this Victorian: 721 Utica St, De Ruyter, NY 13052 $129,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/721-Utica-St_De-Ruyter_NY_13052_M46446-74110 Log in to Reply mariebushman is a says: 227 comments 03/20/2017 at 1:58 am Great house in Evanston. Love the price and all the wonderful features: built-ins, green tile in the bathroom and garage. Wish I could tolerate Eastern winters. Log in to Reply Wm Mann says: 32 comments 03/20/2017 at 2:35 am I believe the beehive shaped piles behind the clothel lines are firewood Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/20/2017 at 10:23 am I love the green color they choose to go with the brick. This town is also known for its beautiful homes as a few others from Quincy have also been featured on the site. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1422-Maine-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M82619-58720 A home from my hometown in Iowa https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/195-Alpine-St-Dubuque-IA-52001/50168114_zpid/ The wine cellar and treehouse are big selling points for me on this one! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1720-Vilas-Ave-Madison-WI-53711/55405273_zpid/ Not exactly for sale, but rather a quite gorgeous home with a “Make me Move” tile https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/607-Saint-Louis-St-Edwardsville-IL-62025/4945577_zpid/ Large, rather well updated home in Des Moines https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5215-Shriver-Ave-Des-Moines-IA-50312/794225_zpid/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 03/20/2017 at 9:12 pm The green on the Quincy house is Light Bronze Green. We have one similar here in Richmond. Have you noticed how Gold paint looks metallic on the computer screen even when it isn’t? I wasted a lot of time trying to match it at paint stores before I realized this. Log in to Reply Aaron says: 41 comments 03/20/2017 at 11:01 am This restrained Tudor in Salt Lake City. https://www.trulia.com/property/1039956653-1442-E-Circle-Way-Salt-Lake-City-UT-84103 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/20/2017 at 3:39 pm Good Lord! Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/20/2017 at 3:56 pm This house is so strange and in some parts super modern, but I can’t help but to love it so much even with all the weird decor and quirks! Log in to Reply Megan says: 8 comments 03/20/2017 at 4:24 pm This house is rad. I love everything about it. Log in to Reply Megan says: 8 comments 03/21/2017 at 12:46 pm This article has thoughts from the owner and I think more pics: http://cityhomecollective.com/1442-e-circle-way/ Log in to Reply LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments 03/20/2017 at 6:24 pm Charleston John, Your information was a GREAT help. Thanks again. We now know that O.P. Hollingsworth moved to Bolivar in 1909 after completing his law studies. He set up his practice and later became a Polk County judge. When he, his wife and two daughters moved into the home it was painted red. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/20/2017 at 8:06 pm Such a darling exterior! It certainly doesn’t appear to be almost 3100 sq ft: 516 Osage St, Leavenworth, KS 66048 $139,900 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/516-Osage-St_Leavenworth_KS_66048_M73838-51655 Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 03/20/2017 at 9:17 pm Didn’t anyone identify this week’s featured house as a Palliser design, first published in 1876? See Plate 14 of the following: https://archive.org/details/pallisersamerica00pall Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/20/2017 at 9:25 pm Yes, read the comments above. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/20/2017 at 10:08 pm Nice one in KC. Beautiful trim: 1600 Armstrong Ave in Riverview, Kansas City, KS 66102 $149,000 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1600-Armstrong-Ave_Kansas-City_KS_66102_M87986-20299 How about a cute, bargain craftsman on Iowa Street, in the town of Louisiana, Missouri? 1123 Iowa St, Louisiana, MO 63353 $49,500 | N/A • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1123-Iowa-St_Louisiana_MO_63353_M80342-69587 Log in to Reply Jbilly says: 45 comments 03/20/2017 at 11:42 pm Same town as today’s Italianate – Jacksonville, IL but MCM yumminess! It has it’s original Yellow metal kitchen and it’s Big! 6 Book Ln, Jacksonville http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Book-Ln_Jacksonville_IL_62650_M81609-13445 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/21/2017 at 11:32 am An unexpected high-end Mid Century Modern home in a town full of historic architecture. It’s also architect designed and rich in the details folks love in MCM houses. A pox on anyone who buys and paints over the classic Mahogany paneling. My Grandfather was a general contractor and built his home in 1957 in Texas. It had this kind of paneling on some of the walls as well. Must have been a popular wall treatment back then. In later decades, the standard practice was to paint over the lovely grained woods-usually with white paint-so finding one untouched like this home is a rare treasure. The fine modernist staircase is also a cut above the average for those days. I hope someone buys the house and keeps it as the Atomic Age beauty it has always been. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/21/2017 at 12:02 pm Fantastic MCM example! Built for Lawrence D. Sibert and his wife Jessie. He ran a large bookbinding firm the street is named after – Book Lane. Maybe by the time Kelly posts this one on its own page, someone can come up with the architect. 🙂 The kitchen is Smithsonian grade, and the period Brunswick pool table must convey! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/21/2017 at 12:35 pm The Sibert House in Jacksonville was the home of Lawrence & Jessie’s son Robert F. Sibert (1915-1998), the President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, and his wife Jessica (1918-2011). The home is still owned by the family, who deserve great credit for not altering it. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal Thanks Jbilly! https://goo.gl/maps/ALL4KuFtFfT2 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/21/2017 at 8:52 pm Oh my goodness! So much to love. I would not change much…would enjoy it just as it is! Log in to Reply Jennifer says: 1 comments 03/20/2017 at 11:47 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/303-Summit-Ave_Fort-Washington_PA_19034_M31263-90522 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2186 comments 03/21/2017 at 3:19 pm I call dibs on the third floor turret room with all of the stained glass in the upper panes of its windows!! Log in to Reply Kevin O'Neill says: 156 comments 03/21/2017 at 12:49 am A nice English cottage that just came on the market. I know this community well and this is priced right. Great river views as well. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/647-Sibley-Memorial-Hwy-Mendota-Heights-MN-55118/1670058_zpid/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 03/21/2017 at 10:10 am Overall it’s such an interesting house. I’m guessing they liked the fireplace and took that. Not sure why the kitchen is so sparse except maybe they liked the cabinetry and took that, too. Otherwise it’s pretty nice. It’s not often that the realtor doesn’t show a pic of the front of the house – couldn’t find the front door. Log in to Reply Bobcat Hannah says: 39 comments 03/21/2017 at 3:01 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1405-E-Broad-St-1415_Columbus_OH_43205_M38799-39885#photo36 Immense Romanesque in good ol Cbus! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 03/22/2017 at 10:19 am A rather late example of the Romanesque style but highly doubtful its as early as 1890 unless it had a substantial makeover around 1900. However, the interior is suitably “baronial” as many of the large Romanesque style mansions once were. Doesn’t appear that much has been changed inside since the turn of the last century. To bring out the full potential of this period mansion some investment will be required but the good stuff that makes this house impressive is all there. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 03/21/2017 at 7:03 pm I was born in Greenwich CT and grew up in Newtown. My mother grew up in Darien and Dad grew up in Stamford. Hard to believe the prices now for homes in these areas. It’s just crazy. I also find that some of the most historic homes and the most expensive have been renovated to death and no longer have the charm they once had when built. Perhaps after following this blog I have become a purist. Here are a few I think have retained a lot of their charm and originality. This home was the summer residence cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein. http://www.sothebyshomes.com/greenwich/sales/0068187 We lived on Birch Hill Rd in Newtown. We used to drive past this house all the time. It was quite rundown then. I used to dream at how lovely it could be. Renovated now, a little too much in my opinion. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/90-Birch-Hill-Rd_Newtown_CT_06470_M41603-25018#photo0 This is my favorite. It’s lovely. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/42-High-Rock-Rd_Sandy-Hook_CT_06482_M42758-64389?ex=CT592887509 Main St. Newtown is lined with one historic home after another. This one was built in 1718 and has not been ruined by renovations. A beauty. A tiny bit about the house. http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=4293 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/74-Main-St_Newtown_CT_06470_M37321-47806#photo26 Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 715 comments 03/21/2017 at 9:11 pm Here is a national register traditional eastern shore house near the Chesapeake Bay for a low price that appears to need some decorating and historical detailing to be a showplace. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27067-Lawson-Barnes-Rd-Crisfield-MD-21817/37629417_zpid/ Log in to Reply Heatherly says: 16 comments 03/23/2017 at 4:49 pm This house makes me both sad and happy. Such potential.. Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/22/2017 at 9:58 am Large home in small town Illinois https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/415-2nd-St-Hopedale-IL-61747/5330575_zpid/ Pricey, but worth it to be within walking distance of the Madison Zoo! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2001-Jefferson-St-Madison-WI-53711/55404795_zpid/ Legitimately drooling over this library room https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-W-Henry-St-Staunton-IL-62088/90001861_zpid/ Another pricey one, but the street apparently has 19 mansions on it! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/54-Janssen-Pl-Kansas-City-MO-64109/2341403_zpid/ Not sure I would consider this a “mansion” as it states in the description, but goregous nonetheless https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/710-E-Armour-Blvd-Kansas-City-MO-64109/2338543_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/23/2017 at 1:11 am Built-ins, cute bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Great price: 315 N C St, Wellington, KS 67152 $29,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/315-N-C-St_Wellington_KS_67152_M83607-23402 Log in to Reply Hank Boswell says: 1 comments 03/23/2017 at 4:25 pm Have two-story 3/2/1/2 lovely brick home sitting on wooded 10.5 ac near downtown Longview TX for sale for $525,000. Classic 4380 sf showplace home from the 1930s Oil Boom era plus a separate apartment. Modern updates with much of the original flair preserved and restored. Detailed information at FarrellBoswell.com re MLS 20164651 or call me at 888-216-8890. Log in to Reply Heatherly says: 16 comments 03/23/2017 at 4:44 pm First time sharing a link, and I hope I’m doing it correctly. Found this beauty just recently. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1550-Neeb-Rd-Cincinnati-OH-45233/34336428_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/23/2017 at 5:58 pm 1920 Forest Dale Rd, Brandon, VT 05733 $127,200 | 2 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1920-Forest-Dale-Rd_Brandon_VT_05733_M40884-37516 3854 N Hollow Rd, Rochester, VT 05767 $245,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3854-N-Hollow-Rd_Rochester_VT_05767_M30424-28487 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/23/2017 at 9:53 pm Awwwe. Something tells me this could be such a peaceful, sweet little farm. Great price, too. 1422 N Highway 99, Emporia, KS 66801 $45,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1422-N-Highway-99_Emporia_KS_66801_M73155-61187 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/23/2017 at 10:04 pm I LOVE this home. 104 W Main, Burns, KS 66840 $62,400 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/104-W-Main_Burns_KS_66840_M88048-12863 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2026 comments 03/23/2017 at 10:16 pm Oh… she’s GORGEOUS. 315 W Mission St, Saint Marys, KS 66536 $200,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/315-W-Mission-St_Saint-Marys_KS_66536_M82027-36624 Log in to Reply Shannah302 says: 42 comments 03/24/2017 at 8:20 am http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/535-E-Locust-Ln_York_PA_17406_M49386-88242#photo16 If only this house was for sale when we were looking. Log in to Reply JasonRS says: 3 comments 03/24/2017 at 10:53 am We just purchased our dream home and will be moving in soon. I’ve always admired old homes for many reasons that people here share. The home has been well maintained and we want to keep it that way. In other words, if we change anything, we want it to enrich the history, beauty, and character and not affect it negatively. I’m curious what others think. I’d like to move away from the aluminum siding and flashing. It has faded and dulls exterior appeal. The woodwork and doors are original and we will not be painting those. I’m also looking at adding some crown molding, but I’m afraid to make the wrong decision. I have the carpentry tools and skills, but I lack the historical knowledge to confidently start that project. Anyway, your thoughts? 903 S Lincoln, Springfield, IL 62704 $295,000 | 4 Bed – 2.5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/903-S-Lincoln-Ave_Springfield_IL_62704_M87273-57330 Postscript – I believe this home has a bit of history. A old deed has this home owned by Lawrence Yates Sherman, IL and U.S. Senator. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/24/2017 at 11:37 am That’s the home your buying? Too funny, it’s actually on my to post list! Well, congratulations! It’s a beautiful home! I can’t comment on your questions but there are others that know more than me about that. 🙂 Log in to Reply JasonRS says: 3 comments 03/24/2017 at 12:42 pm Thank you! We’re incredibly blessed to be able to have this home. We’re giving our families a walkthrough this weekend. I want to get more photos of the interior. I’d love to post them for others to see. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/24/2017 at 1:51 pm Congrats JasonRS! It looks like a fine house in Springfield and I hope you can return the exterior to its original look. Good research is important, and working with preservation groups and a qualified restoration architect can be beneficial. L.Y. Sherman moved to Springfield during his 1905-1909 term as Lieutenant Governor, and he lived at this address until 1924. The neighborhood was developed around 1900, so he may have been the original owner. Washington Park behind the house was developed in 1901, and Governor Yates built a fine home a block away in 1905. http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/46815/Page+127++Washington+Park/Sangamon+County+1914/Illinois/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gov._Richard_Yates_House_Springfield_Illinois.jpg Sanborn Maps, deeds and newspaper accounts might nail down the construction date more accurately. I’d bet there’s an old photo of the house in a book or historical archive, given his prominence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Yates_Sherman Log in to Reply JasonRS says: 3 comments 03/24/2017 at 2:26 pm Thanks for the information, JimH. I believe we received a copy of the original deed from the seller’s realtor that lists William B. Robinson selling the home to L.Y. Sherman in 1910. I want delve further into records to see if I can uncover some more history. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find some old photos. I think we lucked out with the interior as only the kitchen and bathrooms appear to be updated. The new HVAC and electric was well done to keep the as much of the original appearance. I’m looking forward to some trips to the county building and the libraries. Also, I just joined the IL Historic Preservation Society after recently attending a presentation on our 1909 Race Riot. Time to get more involved! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 03/24/2017 at 5:26 pm JasonRS, the Springfield Directory of 1909 lists L.Y. Sherman as resident at 903 Lincoln s., with no listings for the location before that year. William B. Robinson doesn’t match anybody and no Robinsons reside in the neighborhood, so the seller was likely the builder or an investor. I hope there’s a digitized newspaper archive in Springfield, which would almost certainly reveal a note about the Lt. Governor’s new home. The interior does look fairly pristine with some period light fixtures. Very nice! Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. Price, status and other details must be independently verified but please do not call the agent unless you are actively looking or interested in the property.