January 26, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t know the age of this photo or anything about the home. On the back, is a painting of a couple but I don’t know if they were the owners or a relation. I hope someone recognizes the home, it would be awesome to find out it’s still standing and who this couple was.

    If someone knows (as in actually knows) how to date an old photo, give us some idea on when it may have been taken. Same for the couple by way of their clothes.

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      This might be one of my favorite old photos you’ve posted, because of the age and the extremely elegant Victorian lady in the doorway. Not to mention the absolutely dreamy house!

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      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        Judging by the dress, the top hat wearing driver, I’d date this to be most likely from the 1880’s or 1870’s, alternately. The statuary and probably Fiske cast iron urn point to the 1870’s. Same for the couple’s photo although it could be slightly older, from the 1860’s. (definitely no later than the 1880’s) That would be my best guestimate. The house, an Italianate variant, probably dates from the late 1870’s to mid-1880’s. This was a well to do family of that period. Thanks for sharing.

        Thought I would share an inexpensive but potentially interesting house in South Bend, Indiana: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/617-Cushing-St-South-Bend-IN-46616/94561800_zpid/?fullpage=true A look around in streetview https://goo.gl/maps/PrftoSd83EK2 shows a neighborhood that has been through an extended downturn but now appears to be coming back. I also believe its in a local historic district. I love the old brick streets.

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        • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

          I like that house a lot, John. Hope a buyer comes along to make something of its good possibilities. The brick street is fabulous! Didn’t know any were left anywhere!

        • nic says: 78 comments

          Absolutely agree with John that the photo is from the 1860’s. The minute I saw it I thought of one hanging in my home of my ancestors. The hair styles, the clothes, and the posing posture are identical. Mine was taken in 1864.

    • JimHJimH says: 5157 comments
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      Great photo and house, and she’s got a hot rod buggy!

      Just found some photos of a house I’ve wanted to see inside. My rich cousin Clara bought this with her Mom about 100 years ago, made some minor upgrades and lived here until the 1970’s. She never married and was a local legend for her philanthropy, and I just knew her house was gonna be classy:
      http://www.metropolitanbuilding.com/philmont-mansion/

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      • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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        1885 Italianate.
        MI

        wow is that ever cool !! How proud to be able to call that in your family. Do you know what the document upstairs on the wall says ?

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        • JimHJimH says: 5157 comments
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          Looks like an early protest poster of some sort. Yeah, proud because they had the same name, but my Dad said it was annoying to be asked about the rich folks across the river who were always in the paper for something.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6676 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Niiiiice kitchen! Great barn too. Lots to love there.

  2. Matt Ziehnert says: 105 comments

    Breaks my heart to see this one advertised as a tear down. I guess the value is in the land being that it is sited on the Long Island Sound. If it were in my neighborhood it would be protected. Reminds me so much of my own house with all that beadboard! Love it

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/99-Middle-Beach-Rd-Madison-CT-06443/58908147_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Cute Victorian on a hillside lot. Charming antique light fixtures
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/149-Riverside-Dr-Unadilla-NY-13849/2092028221_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Doll House Second Empire Cottage in Ballston Spa.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/49-W-High-St-Ballston-Spa-NY-12020/32409292_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

      I too love that CT house! I hope they don’t tear it down. It seems so warm and cozy.

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The first house is just fantastic! It would and should be criminal to tear it down. The use of color is yummy–the yellow kitchen, green bath, blue porch . . . what a great seaside home. I pray the right person (according to OHD standards) gets their hands on this one!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I ADORE the Unadilla home!! I have never seen a wall sconce like that one, and beautiful property 🙂

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  3. RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

    House in Andover, MA from 1766! Oh how I wish there were interior shots!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57-Ballardvale-Rd-Andover-MA-01810/56034293_zpid/

    There is some more information on the history of the house and it’s owners from Andover Historical Preservation, https://preservation.mhl.org/57-ballardvale-road Considering the last owner sat on the board of the preservation society, I’d guess he took good care of it. Though it seems VERY cheap to me for that area. It’s surrounded by newer mansions going for millions. Wonder if it’s priced lower because of the style and age and maybe less demand for that in the area?

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    • Nic says: 6 comments

      Holy moly. I’m in love. This is what I picture as my dream home! Wish we could see inside but for now I’ll just imagine it’s perfect 😉

  4. Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

    Interesting photos, Kelly! The couple look to me to be from around the mid-19th century, like 1860s, from their clothing. I wonder if it is all photograph — the woman’s face & maybe the man’s look genuine but below the neck they seem drawn or painted. Could be the work commonly done on photos in those days — if so, very heavy job.
    The house is wonderful! I love its lacy roof ironwork, the cornice brackets & dentil molding. With Hermes on the front lawn, its size & elaborateness, this house has a look of affluence. The lady in the doorway could be a bride, she is so fancy — maybe 1870s or 1880s. Is that a sulky hitched to one of the horses?

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  5. Becky G says: 1 comments

    Thank-you, thank-you OHD!! We closed on our dream home today! We never would have seen it if it weren’t for you. Now for the long haul to fix it up. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43-Abbott-Hill-Rd_West-Paris_ME_04289_M41857-09206#photo0

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  6. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    1801 Federal with 1910-era modifications in a National Register historic district, priced at $40,000:

    http://www.longandfoster.com/homes-for-sale/55-Market-Street-Salem-NJ-08079-232639896

    Also, I posted this Greek Revival house a couple of weeks back, but the listing was taken down less than an hour after my posting and it went ‘off market.’ Now it’s back, and hopefully this time it will stick:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/14-Clark-St_Derby_CT_06418_M32825-16449

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  7. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This is a fun, absolutely delightful 1962 home:

    Wichita, KS: https://zillow.com/homedetails/77311186_zpid/

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  8. Franzia Spritzer says: 14 comments

    I don’t know what I was looking for, but I found this darling little house. The listing doesn’t say much about it, however, the photos are intriguing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105-S-2nd-St-Clarksville-MO-63336/2092243781_zpid/

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  9. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1910, BIG old home. Was once a hospital. Very pretty! Great old carriage house, too. A steal at $149k:

    Holton, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/91174721_zpid/

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  10. Michael says: 15 comments

    Laurie W. is exactly right. The portraits of the couple are from the 1860s. This is a popular combination of photograph and artwork. It was done all the time. I suppose if the actual photo turned out to be rather unclear, then the artist went to work filling in details of the clothing, as well as the hair and facial components, to convert the picture into a photo-portrait that families would want to hang on the wall. I have a picture of my great-grandparents that was done in the exact same fashion, then framed in one of those oval frames with the rounded oval glass. Some of these artistically-enhanced photos were done years later. Even though the couple had their photos made in the 1860s, what we are seeing now was most likely done in the 1890s or thereabouts. They probably took an old tintype or dageurreotype or ambrotype and copied it photographically, enlarging it and applying the necessary artwork. I had to learn a lot about dating photographs when I did a book of old photos called “When the South Was Southern” back in 1993. Laurie also has the woman in the doorway pegged right. I would say 1870s, perhaps late 1870s or 1880. The hoop skirts are gone by then, and a bustle was worn, which of course we cannot see in this photo. And the hair was no longer parted in the middle but was more elaborate by then, featuring ringlets and curls. Dresses featured a lot more frills during the 1870s, and this lady appears to have it all. The top hat on the man in the buggy fits the same era.

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  11. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1903. I don’t understand why this one hasn’t sold. Concordia is a nice town, and not far from Salina and Manhattan. Beautiful woodwork and stained glass:

    Concordia, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/91112590_zpid/

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    • Randy C says: 445 comments

      I agree Cora. Very nice home. I would move the washer/dryer hook-ups from the kitchen to the basement. Then a bit of paint or wall paper and some cabinetry & I would be good to go.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That’s gorgeous and well cared for. Over 1,000 days on the market? Great price.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      We need some new superlatives in the English language ’cause nothing I can come up with does justice to that first house in Charleston!

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      • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

        Agreed! That is one truly amazing house, inside & out, the house itself & its furnishings! The hall wallpaper alone is gorgeous, but then it just goes on & on with so many other wonderful things!

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

      The Georgian style Branford-Horry House (Huguenot name pronounced like oh-ree) is maybe the best house currently on the market in the Holy City. It sits a block down Meeting Street from the famous “four corners of law” south of Broad Street. It’s notable for the two story porch which was added around 80 years after initial construction and extends over the public sidewalk. Tourists walking to First Scots or the Nathaniel Russell house pass through porch’s first story.

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    • Sarah says: 13 comments

      I am IN LOVE with that abandoned colonial! Those deep window sills! Those wide plank floors! The antique pump in the basement!! Sigh. What a beauty.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      Someone more erudite than I may find faults in the Branford-Horry house, but I am dazzled. Thank God and intelligent people that Charleston Preservation has an easement on inside as well as out. I don’t know what’s more exquisite, moldings, pilasters, mantels & overmantels, contrast of paint & gorgeous woods, room proportions & enfilades, fireplace tiles, on & on. Not to mention the furnishings & wall décor & area rugs I want to steal, as well as outdoor beauty. The Horrys were (are?) a family that has contributed much to American history since before the Revolution. This house is some memorial!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I like the PA. house. 🙂

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  12. Joseph says: 416 comments

    https://www.trulia.com/property/5030872424-181-E-Main-St-Northborough-MA-01532

    This is in my area, and I know the owner (possibly now previous owner, as it looks like it was sold, house lots parceled out and the house put on the market with a smaller lot.. Once again, a farm that has been subdivided over the years. Now down to less than an acre, and most of the open space is front lawn. I don’t know if the adjacent land can be built on or if it is wetland.

    I’ve always liked the house, but don’t know if I want another project house on this scale. The downside is the smaller lot; the upside is a desireable town with good commuting access.

    It’s taking a while to sell – in our town, typical houses are sold within two weeks assuming no bizarre pricing or oddity. Or, as I have mentioned before, if the house is antique. I talked with a realtor over the holidays and asked if my observations were correct. She said that antique homes sell, but usually as a last resort on the buyer’s part. The world has certainly changed.

    In any event, the house in question is owned by someone who raised her family here without extensive modernization. The gambrel extension is newer than the main house, and at one point there was another ell (visible due to ghost lines on exterior). The back door area has a stone terrace.

    The kitchen is very small, but I think you could open the wall and make the entire “keeping room” a kitchen. I don’t remember a bathroom on first floor, but I think the room in back of the keeping room fireplace had the laundry, and I suspect at least a half bath could be added.

    Even though you can do a lot with the house, it is livable as is, so you could do it on a long time schedule.

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  13. Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

    I feel like I have seen this before, sorry if it is a repeat. Worth a peak at those magnificent stairs.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1110-Hurd-Ave-Findlay-OH-45840/78979182_zpid/?fullpage=true

    I sure love a good Prarie style home. Oh and make sure you get through all the pics. Some interesting details. There is an abundance of ice block, but there is so much to love.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83857-N-Highway-61-Hyannis-NE-69350/2124115231_zpid/?fullpage=true

    LOVE this house! It hasn’t been bit by the San Francisco Modern palace bug yet!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3075-25th-Ave-San-Francisco-CA-94132/15196571_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Here’s a big old lovely place! That bed! I don’t know what it’s called, but I want it!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2222-E-Crescent-Dr-Seattle-WA-98112/48883930_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  14. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    OMG! *Feeling faint*

    I was terrified this was going to be flip, looking at the missing siding…But this is FABULOUS. Check out that whimsical old iron fence! It appears they are saving the beautiful, BEAUTIFUL original interior. 1907:

    Mankato, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/91180516_zpid/

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  15. Anne M. says: 887 comments

    Great photos Kelly! The portrait would appear to be from the 1840s
    https://www.historicalemporium.com/1840-victorian-photo-gallery.php
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/34370769@N07/6209706634
    I agree that the clothing of the woman standing in the doorway of the house is from the 1870s given the “ruffles and flounces”
    https://www.uvm.edu/landscape/dating/clothing_and_hair/1870s_clothing_women.php
    hat:
    https://www.geriwalton.com/bonnets-and-hats-of-1870/
    You might remember the Brewer-Young mansion that Kelly posted a few months back, located on the town common in Longmeadow, MA. Well, it was back in the news this week as the developers who bought it sought to have a zoning change so that they could turn some of the rooms into offices while leaving some of it residential. Evidently, they didn’t believe restoring and selling as a single-family home was a viable option (it had sat empty for 7 years). Last night at a special town meeting, residents voted to change the zoning. Here is some of the news coverage – the first article has some photos from a descendant of one of the early owners.
    http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2018/01/brewer-young_mansion_here_are_details_pr.html
    http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2018/01/brewer_-young_mansion_following_longmead.html

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  16. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Walton, NY
    One I’d never want to leave behind.
    https://www.trulia.com/property/5034410957-348-Nichols-Rd-Walton-NY-13856?cid=soc%7Cfacebook%7Cshdw%7Cpaid_NY_14D

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  17. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    The Martin Cheairs Greek Revival Mansion is for sale in Spring Hill, TN. It was CSA General Earl Van Dorn’s headquarters during the Civil War where he had an affair with its owner’s wife who shot and killed Van Dorn in the home because of the affair. Still a beautiful and historic home. Wish I could afford it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5350-Main-St_Spring-Hill_TN_37174_M75822-88395

    Here is a link to General Van Dorn’s Death at the House:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Van_Dorn#Death

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  18. Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

    Smallish Dutch Colonial/sort of Tudor?? Cute, at any rate. 1926; details have been showcased in the pics – nice! I particularly like the archway to the stairscase, and the glass doorknobs and the keyholes’ hardware is exactly like those in my house. The kitchen is new… the cabinetry is too dark for my taste, but have to admit I really do like the granite they chose – the colors & its ‘flow’.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/680-Washington-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI-48230/88100138_zpid/

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  19. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    The Martin Cheairs Greek Revival Mansion is for sale in Spring Hill, TN. It was CSA General Earl Van Dorn’s headquarters during the Civil War. While at the home, General Van Dorn had an affair with Dr. George Peters’ wife, Jesse Helen Kissack Peters. After the affair was discovered, Dr. Peters confronted General Van Dorn in the Mansion and shot and killed him.

    A beautiful historic home with a fascinating history.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5350-Main-St_Spring-Hill_TN_37174_M75822-88395

    Here is a link to General Van Dorn’s Death at the House:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Van_Dorn#Death

    • nic says: 78 comments

      I live one block from this house. It has been empty for a couple of years, and for many years before that was divided into three apartments, two on the main floor and one upstairs. Yes, 1600 sq ft divided 3 ways. There is absolutely no yard, front, back or side, which might be a plus for someone. It is just 3 blocks from the courthouse and an active downtown. A very strong historic preservation group in this town and frequent grants to help out. The neighborhood is quite mixed with fine restored historic homes and others run down and chopped into apartments still. A good deal for somebody.

  20. Jane Maxwell says: 35 comments

    Cute one in Kansas for someone who doesn’t want to do any work..

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/122707914_zpid/39.592196,-95.056801,39.541249,-95.173359_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

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  21. Ashley403 says: 77 comments

    This house in Madison, GA the description says it is Circa 1920 American Craftsman.Can somebody tell if that is correct? It is still very classy and beautiful no matter what style it is: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/785-S-Main-St-Madison-GA-30650/105345274_zpid/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Yes, I agree, a pretty house! I’m certainly no expert, but to me it looks like Craftsman on the outside, while the inside looks more like a Colonial revival. Let’s see what others, more learned, say…

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  22. cheryl plato says: 176 comments

    Happy Friday! Came across this 1863 beauty, looks like at one time all the land around it belonged to it,
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-Main-St_Hampton_TN_37658_M87533-01855#
    stumbled acrossed Vaux Hill, orig. built in 1776 expanded in 1843. Wow.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1248-Pawlings-Rd_Phoenixville_PA_19460_M47803-09544#photo0
    and this…. 1898 …
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/100-Pembroke-Ave_Radnor_PA_19087_M36562-10882#photo0
    1880 in Malvern Pa love the setting looks like a painting
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/565-Clothier-Springs-Rd_Malvern_PA_19355_M41717-53006#photo0
    this may have been posted by someone before…. know it’s technically not “old” but- wow! fairy tale come true!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3395-SE-Hidden-Valley-Way-Olalla-WA-98359/23397888_zpid/
    have a great weekend!

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    • Laurie W says: 1741 comments

      The Snow White house — an agent with a sense of humor, great 1st sentence! I’d like to know more about it — who built it & why. It is definitely memorable & fun, makes me feel a little drunk looking at it. This will find its special owner — a B&B is a good idea; kids would go nuts.

  23. Ashley403 says: 77 comments

    Here is a another beauty in Madison,GA.There is supposed to be an 1840 house under there somewhere. I don’t care for some of modernization to the house but it is beautiful and the story how it came to look like this. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/105345405_zpid/33.694923,-83.376618,33.457797,-83.699685_rect/11_zm/2_p/1_fr/

  24. Ashley403 says: 77 comments

    I just noticed something about the house in Madison,GA above(786 Old Post Rd)in picture 25 must be what the original owners started with. The listing doesn’t mention a guest house and the two front doors are the same absolutely amazing!! Also check out the painted floor in picture 11.

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  25. Kim says: 89 comments

    Thought this one had enough interesting, original details to share. It’s across from Ludington Park, on Lake Michigan, Escanaba, Michigan.

    http://www.upmls.com/residential.php?view=1106222

    http://www.upmls.com/images.php?mls=1106222&a=1

  26. Clay Rammage says: 6 comments

    H<ere's a nice one from Eau Claire, WI. Love the two story bay window on the front facade and the attic window. N<ot sure what style to call it.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/621-Wisconsin-St_Eau-Claire_WI_54703_M89201-63521#photo0

    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      This has a lot of things going for it, and could have been photographed much more beneficially, tidying up a bit first and waiting for a sunny day, even if it is winter.

    • James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
      1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

      WOW, WOW, WOW. A lot of house and home for the money. Love it. Many could afford to buy the house, but maintaining the beautiful gardens would be like a never ending mortgage. Absolutely stunning in every way. The kind of place Southern dreams are made of. This dream will come true for someone.

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    • MajolicaDavid says: 54 comments

      From the original 15,000,000 to 615,000 about 5 years later. Now it is on the Mississippi 10 most endangered properties list 2017. What a shame. It is a bank foreclosure now and slowly falling apart with no maintenance.

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  27. Nic says: 6 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/560-S-Court-St-Medina-OH-44256/34899652_zpid/

    This one is right down the road from me. I know it has a lot of updates but I’ve driven by it a million times and have always wondered what it looks like. Now I know!

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  28. Tony Bianchini says: 59 comments

    This one is practically screaming for some “de-conflicting:” https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/408-N-Genesee-St_Morrison_IL_61270_M82295-12066#photo25

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      It certainly is screaming for “de-conflicting” . . . I love your new word, I’m remembering it for later!

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    • Ron G says: 168 comments

      I only live about 15 miles from Morrison. Its a nice little town on old highway 30, better known as the Lincoln Highway. I’ve been by the house several times and I couldn’t help but admire it from the street. If Morrison has a flaw, it would have to be the main east/west rail line for the Union Pacific running through the center of town, about three blocks from this home. Because their is so many crossings in this town, the train is constantly blowing their horns. Shortly after the hurricanes last summer, rail traffic through this area had reached a high of seventy trains a day. It was even miserable where I live and most of our crossings are bridge accessible.

    • krstout says: 69 comments

      These houses are great. I just did a search for all of Lake Forest and the housing stock there is amazing. One more grand than the next. I was drooling over them all. Thanks for the post!

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  29. says: 164 comments

    Wonderful old photos, Kelly. Really appreciate the knowledge of those who helped date them and explain the photographic techniques. Love the exterior of this house and hope someone returns it to a single family. There’s some good stuff inside although it can be hard to spy. Pictures 5 and 13 show, although they certainly don’t feature, stained glass windows. With a 3 story carriage house! Wish they had more photos of that, too! https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/32525232_zpid/1_pnd/46.118941,-61.984864,26.961245,-99.865723_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/!

  30. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1884:
    Hot Springs Nat. Park, AR: https://zillow.com/homedetails/76166671_zpid/

    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I find this home really attractive–warm, colorful, and inviting. Is it on National Park land, I wonder?

      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        Very nice Queen Anne style house. I’m getting a George Barber design feel from this one but no matter who the designer was I really like the top tier interior in this house. I doubt it dates back to 1884 (unless an older house was expanded and updated in the 1890’s) Thanks for sharing, Cora.

  31. Lancaster John says: 845 comments

    A lovely 1830’s Federal in-town home in Petersburg, VA, at what seems like an attractive price for such an elegant, tastefully updated home. And the Realtor knows what “antebellum” means! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/134-S-Adams-St_Petersburg_VA_23803_M51215-22867#photo44

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Eenie, meenie, minie, moe… All three are really nice! I like the last two the best, although the first one has a cool entry hall & really cool linen closet. The second one’s just so pretty & elegant, with the features of one area/room after another being standouts, and the last one… I love the blue bathroom, the white bathrooms, and the alcove in that one bedroom. Among other things, including the outside spaces for all three of these houses!

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  32. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Curved walls! What a great price for a large, turn-of-the-century home in good shape:

    Monett, MO:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/2120099253_zpid/

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    • Shmotrezoom says: 12 comments

      I must say–some of these photos are very artistic, specifically 8, 13 and to a lesser degree, 16. That’s the world I want to live in.

      Kudos to the photographer.

      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        The Monett (pronounced as spelled-not like the French impressionist artist) MO, house is nice inside but one glaring omission is seen: the original porch is missing. If the porch could be put back, it would double the appeal of this house. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Ashley403 says: 77 comments

    I know nothing about Luverne, AL. This house though seems like a lot of house for the price and those porches. The street looks nice also. Built in 1900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-E-1st-St-Luverne-AL-36049/104490385_zpid/
    The next one is a lot newer than most on OHD(1963) but look at that kitchen all that beautiful Knotty Pine and the 1963 pink bathroom. The outside does not do the inside justice but then the whole package inside and out is stuck in the 1960’s.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/104490627_zpid/31.778234,-86.179333,31.65718,-86.340867_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I love that 60’s house; I’d keep the kitchen and bathrooms as-is! I hope someone with the same sentiment buys it.

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  34. Peggy Sullivan says: 34 comments

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3191390979-500-E-Gansevoort-St-Little-Falls-NY-13365

    I’ve been looking at this for a while…lovely home.

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  35. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 28 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    Here is a home that was a popular B&B in downtown Athens, TN. The owners retired, and have listed it for sale. Since it went on the market, the price has dropped close to $100K. The outside is beautiful in the summer, and street festivals and tourists are plenty. I love this house and dreamed of buying it. Unfortunately, I am about $239K too short. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/202-E-Washington-Ave_Athens_TN_37303_M85201-23625?ex=TN622204567

    This one is a Circa 1988 Victorian on Mackinac Island, MI. I wish it had more pictures, but the ones they show are absolutely stunning. I hope you all enjoy. How romantic it would be to sit on your front porch and watch horse drawn carriages ride past.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7989-Algonquin-St_Mackinac-Island_MI_49757_M49920-16537

    The next home is a Victorian Queen Ann in Marquette, MI. Built in 1898, it was designed by D. Fred Charlton for Louis Vierling. It has only had 2 owners. The Vierlings and the current owners. Yes…I am guilty of plagiarism. The woodwork is breathtaking. I am a huge fan of steam heat, and these radiators are among some of the most beautiful I have seen. Enjoy!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/114-W-Hewitt-Ave_Marquette_MI_49855_M39070-21892

    I finish with one last house in Marquette, MI. This house has the most spectacular views of Marquette’s Lower Harbor. It was built in 1906, by Chicago architect J.D. Chubb for Arthur Boswell, advertising manager for the Mining Journal, this is a “Prairie School” style home. There is also a link for drone panoramic views. The house itself is very strange in that the kitchen is circa 1960’s and other areas of the house are 1940’s. I don’t understand the mirror around the tub. Maybe for shaving, or keeping warm with candles, a bottle of wine, and a friend on those cold Northern Michigan nights. Enjoy!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/316-E-Ridge-St_Marquette_MI_49855_M44103-35651#photo0

    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Both beautiful! I *think*, given a choice, I’d choose the first one. But maybe that’s partially because I love how it’s furnished, too. Plus its brickwork… looks like a basketweave pattern – have never seen this before, I don’t think.

    • Lancaster John says: 845 comments

      I like Chestertown, although I have only visited twice. It seems like an historic city which has managed to escape becoming a tourist attraction, generally well-kept but not overly gentrified. If any Dreamers are thinking of life on a navigable tributary of the Chesapeake, within a reasonable drive of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, it’s worth putting it on your short list.

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    • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

      There’s some outstanding millwork inside this one. Some of the exterior details are reminiscent of George F. Barber planbook designs. Outstanding house overall…thanks for sharing.

  36. ddbacker says: 507 comments

    Bad news and good news from Kansas City metro: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article196713899.html At least someone tried to save the first one.

    • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

      Sad story. It’s never good news to hear of a landmark home being lost for apartments construction. Will they ever become landmark status worthy? Probably not, even though they are described as “upscale”. The whole philosophy of constructing houses and buildings to last for the ages has been abandoned for planned obsolescence and instant gratification. At least the unnecessarily lost mansion will be memorialized in pictures and select artifacts in the apartments clubhouse. It would have been far better to repurpose and restore the landmark dwelling for the apartments leasing and management offices as has occurred in my Fort Worth neighborhood with the Registered Texas State Landmark 1890’s Garvey House Queen Anne. (just a few lots south of our home)

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  37. Lancaster John says: 845 comments

    For the MCM fans, here’s a large 1957 brick ranch near Chestertown, MD which seems to have retained its original (or slightly updated) kitchen and baths. A light hand and some retro furnishings could a rat-pack time capsule make. Reasonable price, too, in my opinion. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-Valley-Rd_Chestertown_MD_21620_M50269-10663

  38. Jason B says: 196 comments

    Found on CL. Interesting home, but may be too chopped up with new windows and walls removed for this site. Really hard to tell from the pics provided.
    https://muncie.craigslist.org/reo/d/5-beds-4-baths/6477257191.html

  39. RonnieH says: 83 comments

    Portland, Oregon, craftsman $975,000
    I don’t normally post finds from Portland as they have all been painted gray and white inside, but this one is REALLY nice.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/OR/pmf,pf_pt/53897028_zpid/46_rid/1700-1925_built/47.487513,-114.675293,40.688969,-126.485596_rect/6_zm/?

  40. Mike says: 68 comments

    More coverage about the World’s Fair house – dunno if it has much more time before demolition happens. If I had the $, I know exactly where I’d put it!
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/news/ct-wml-worlds-fair-house-tl-0201-20180130-story.html

  41. John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

    Here’s an interesting c. 1902 house for sale by owner right on the Ohio River in an Ohio town called Toronto: (I had to look the town up-its not far from Wheeling, WV) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/510-S-River-Ave-Toronto-OH-43964/92234084_zpid/?fullpage=true The staircase landing stained glass window is pretty unique. Perhaps the best feature of all for those who enjoy “riparian entertainment” is the floating dock right on the Ohio river seen in the last listing photo. It is probably a public landing but in any case it appears to be very close to this house. Here’s the house’s streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/xHvgpvjLqDx

  42. Circa 1854 old general store in great condition! All equipment is included but this place is versatile enough to make it a home! Westford NY is close to Cooperstown.

    https://countryboyrealty.com/listings/201811533/

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