April 13, 2018: Link Exchange

Added to OHD on 4/13/18 - Last OHD Update: 4/20/18 - 224 Comments

Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat.

How to share…
Link to real estate and sites that do not require you to register to view. Just paste the link in the comment box below, no HTML codes needed.

Keep email notifications from being marked as spam by sharing no more than 10 links per comment (you can make as many comments as you want just no more than 10 per comment.)

If the address doesn’t show in the link, also give us the address of the share (helps out if I go to post your share or if the listing site is down.)

224 Comments on April 13, 2018: Link Exchange

  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 7764 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Since the link exchange is now stickied to the top of the front page, I can post it earlier in the day. This week I’ve been rescanning photos and postcards at higher resolution so we can get back to super zooming on the details.

    If I post your share, instead of not saying anything in the comments I’ve been saying “This is a reader share…”, so while not naming the sharer, it doesn’t feel like I’m taking credit away for myself. Sorry I’ve had to stop naming the person that does, it’s easier to keep track that it was shared rather than the name(s) of those that did.

    I have around 300 header images. If you want any of the homes you’ve seen in the header to be included in a merchandise design, send me an email and I’ll be sure to have it ready (kelly@oldhousedreams.com). Since the header changes with each page load it is impossible to know unless I have the name of the image file. To get the name, right click over the header and “view image”. The address bar will read something like: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/header/OHD-Header-73.jpg
    OHD-Header-73 is the name of the image. If it’s been featured in a link exchange, let me know which date it’s from.

    Today’s old postcard is dated 1910. The home no longer stands although the one in the background does. I added punctuation, written on the back:

    “Dear Cousins, Uncle & Aunt, I will send you pictures of our home, ourselves & grand children. We are pretty ? Hoping to hear if you get this. We mean to come some time and see you. Come & see us, we live 6 Pearl St, Oneonta, NY. Mrs. Isaac Groat”

    Issac (b. 1847) and Rosalie Groat (b. 1850) shown with baby Nelson (1909-1958), Ralph (1902-1971), Edith (1899-1998). The daughter, Minnie married Menzo Butts, neither pictured. I could not find death dates for Issac or Rosalie but a 1920 census record shows Isaac living with his daughter Minnie and her family while Rosalie is not (as in she passed between 1910 & 1920.)




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    • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Looks like the old girl is looking a bit plainer, but I’m glad to see she’s still standing.




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    • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
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      This type of Victorian home just says America to me – relatively modest but with interesting decoration and a ton of charm. Sadly, so many thousands of houses that were once as pretty as this one are gone now or covered with vinyl. Isaac Groat never owned this home but he was proud to live here and show it off with his grandkids. Love it – Thanks!




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I’ve never seen so much gingerbread before on a house, how sweet. Maddening it was tore down.




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    • Andrea S says: 14 comments

      I think the word after pretty is “well”, at least that’s how I read it. I love these old house photos!




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    • MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 76 comments
      1921 Craftsman
      St. Paul, MN

      Thanks for sharing Kelly. That’s sad that the house is gone. They look so proud and happy in the photo with their grandkids.




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  2. KimT says: 58 comments

    This coach inn in Clarion Co., PA finally has some interior photos so wanted to post in case no one else has:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8090-Route-36_Tylersburg_PA_16361_M42122-01532#photo20

    The brick seems very orange-ish.




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    • Karenl says: 118 comments

      My paternal grandparents lived in this area before moving to Oil City. Interesting note, there is a hamlet called Callansburg, either in Clarion or a nearby county that my paternal grandmother ‘s great great grandfather founded. While living in Ft Wayne, which has the country’s 2nd largest genealogical library, I found a book of burial entries for the cemetery in Callansburg. Some entries were entered by someone with education if not by a doctor; people were listed as having died of cholera or typhoid fever. Some entries were made by someone with little education. People “dropt ded ” or the person would list “dont no” as cause of death! What amazed me, was the number of gunshot wounds as cause of death. I wonder if there was a feud going on in the area!




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      What a wonderful project for someone young and energetic! I wish they hadn’t taken down all the plaster, but the mantles are still there, and the exterior is very handsome.




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  3. BugLady says: 46 comments

    Howdy all! My SO’s mother’s beach home in Massachusetts is still for sale. She’s getting anxious. Any words of encouragement I could send her?

    I came across this one ipbin Cleveland yesterday and love it! Plus it has a kitchen sink that I’m sure a few of you will covet.
    Cleveland Heights
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2476-Kenilworth-Rd_Cleveland-Heights_OH_44106_M33583-93055?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    I’m sort of casually looking but no purchase plans as of yet. I put a bid on a home last summer but financing wouldn’t cover something needing an entitire basement. I sort of stalk the home on google maps.

    Happy weekend! Go Bucks!




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      An attractive house, with lots of nice details inside & out.




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very nice wedding cake house there Buglady. Great exterior color and trim!

      As for mom’s beach house – tis the season to buy beach houses! She might want to discuss marketing with her agent; and if unconvinced, find an agent who can get it sold. 🙂




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    • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Wow, that is gorgeous! I love the decorating too. The staircase is lovely.




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    • Karenl says: 118 comments

      I really like this house-especially those bow windows is hat go up 2 floors. I’ve never seen them on a side of a house like that. Also love the large bathrooms and that front porch.




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      I would love to buy this house. In my area it would cost double or triple. It is stunning beyond belief. The woodwork, the bathrooms, sigh. I love the arched doorways, really everything. The bathtubs. I’d get rid of the wallpaper, but the house is so beautiful. Wow.




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    • Teri R says: 244 comments

      So beautiful! The proportions of the rooms are impressive!




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  4. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    Heh, a bit of surprise considering it’s a relatively small village, but Stamford, NY (I grew up there) pops up yet again! Oneonta, where the house on this card is, is about 25 miles west of Stamford.




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  5. RT says: 59 comments

    I have a number to share this week. I’ve had time off so…hope I didn’t steal yours.
    I’ll break it up into 3 groups.
    Up to 4/500K
    600K-1M
    1M and up.
    Starting w/ the less expensive ones.

    Stone House. Bangor, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2582-State-Route-11B-Bangor-NY-12966/30439266_zpid/
    Not a ton of original left here. Stone house. Lowville, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9905-State-Route-26-Lowville-NY-13367/30797178_zpid/
    This interior seems pretty typical of current Hudson Valley trends. White/Grey/Brass/Copper. Kingston, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/32835900_zpid/30_days/1620-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.95866,-73.914557,41.879722,-74.047423_rect/12_zm/
    Get past the kitchen. Springfield, MA: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/56208245_zpid/30_days/1620-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.156086,-72.502299,42.077393,-72.635165_rect/12_zm/3_p/
    My fav of the bunch. Kingston, NY: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/32835209_zpid/30_days/1620-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.95866,-73.922883,41.879722,-74.039097_rect/12_zm/
    Springfield, MA: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/56215527_zpid/30_days/1620-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.156086,-72.502299,42.077393,-72.635165_rect/12_zm/4_p/
    What is on the radiator in the hall (by the stairs) here? I like the dining room built-in. Manchester, NH: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/74287150_zpid/30_days/1620-1941_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.035458,-71.390963,42.957867,-71.523829_rect/12_zm/0_mmm/




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  6. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    1927 Tudor, another of Detroit’s lovely older homes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen newel posts like these; I also particularly like the stairway’s landing & the sunporch. (Not the kitchen, though – it’s too far OTT for me.)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1125-Berkshire-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Park-MI-48230/88502161_zpid/




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    • KittysocksKYKittysocksKY says: 30 comments
      Murray, KY

      That sunporch is to die for, but it wouldn’t be my office … I would spend all my time in there reading and looking at my plants. LOL




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      Lose the kitchen and the upstairs carpeting, and that house is perfect A+++. It’s not actually in Detroit, but in an affluent suburb. Huge difference.




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  7. Julie Miller says: 16 comments

    This is such a deal, I feel I should get the first OHD commission:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1052-N-Main-St-5-4-Jamestown-NY-14701/83924568_zpid/




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    • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Neat deal!




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    • Coqu says: 241 comments

      $6558 taxes per year on a house selling for $7800? Wait until the required improvements are made! In a past professional life I often had to use the verbiage “no comment”—I will employ that here!




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      • Julie Miller says: 16 comments

        Most people don’t realize they can appeal their tax assessments. It’s a straightforward process and with proper documentation, is successful more often than not. I do twenty or so appeals for my clients each year. The required improvements are what you would do anyway. They simply want assurances that you know what you’re getting into. They are basically giving the house away. Someone will take advantage of this.




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        • Karenl says: 118 comments

          I tried to fight my assessment last year. I have two zombie houses on either side of me, one of which is going to pot. There’s another down the street two have been broken into by vandals and both are full of mold. I’ve been inside one, and all the copper has been stripped out and it stinks of mold and mildew. I can hardly wait til that smell makes it to my backyard. I told the town that were I to put my house on the market, there’s no way I’d get hat its worth due to the unkempt, empty houses in the neighborhood. They didn’t buy that, and kept my assessment at what they’d jacked it up to.




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          • Coqu says: 241 comments

            You hit the nail on the head—when someone moves out, the others must make up the lost tax revenue. Your neighbors have abandoned ship and you are stuck footing the bill. Upstate NY has a big problem with this as well as Jamestown itself (thus the “best offer” houses offered to get taxes being paid again). Hope you find a good outcome.




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            • Julie Miller says: 16 comments

              Hiring a real estate attorney is your best bet, and the return-on-investment is too high not to. You could even enlist affected neighbors and make it a class action and share the costs. You can use the fact that these municipalities and counties are cash-strapped to your advantage through litigation. But complaining at a town or city council meeting won’t work. You or your attorney need to follow the process. Don’t be a victim. You can even force your town/city to tear down abandoned nuisance structures. But it is a process and you have to be patient and battle. Good luck. Your homes are worth it.




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    • Karenl says: 118 comments

      I really wish there were inside photos. My dad had a hunting camp on the other side of Chautauqua County, and the land here is beautiful! It’s the foothills of the Appalachian mts. I’ve only been to Jamestown a few times, but I know the area is economically depressed. Most of the work in the county is seasonal and tied to tourist and hunting seasons, therefore poorly paid/probably no benefits. Jamestown does have the Lucy museum, and a Lucille Ball festival, as Lucy was born in nearby Celeron. I always said, if there was decently paid work in this county, I’d move here in a heartbeat.




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  8. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    An 1895 Queen Anne Free Classic w/ nice woodwork and flooring:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-Main-St-Humphrey-NE-68642/108937502_zpid/

    A 1900 Colonial Revival with several unexpected refinements, especially upstairs (there are a lot of photos to wade through to get to the good stuff!)…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/712-Belmont-Rd-Grand-Forks-ND-58201/234835145_zpid/




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  9. HeidiHeidi says: 118 comments

    https://www.trulia.com/p/mo/la-belle/409-liberty-st-la-belle-mo-63447–1150737976

    I have a friend who is the listing realtor for this home. These aren’t the pictures for her listing. As soon as she uploads hers I will update it to a newer link.




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  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Fine Italianate would shine with more age appropriate interor.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-Cincinnati-St-Lafayette-IN-47901/50643664_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • Randy C says: 223 comments

      I agree, but it truly is a beautiful home. Decor reminds me of mine……complete hodge podge. LOL




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    • Cindy says: 43 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      Gorgeous home. I love it.




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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 175 comments

      Once you remove the furniture and window treatments, it’s not bad, actually. The sad kitchen and Olive Garden bathroom need some gutting, but a lot of the decor could be quite nice with just some strategic tweaking–like removing some wallpaper borders, repainting some trim and walls…




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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Huge potential with this super elegant, late National into Italianate, cruciform cottage with quality newer spaces in back in need of re-imagining.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Foxley-Ln-Frankfort-KY-40601/115324207_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 302 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      I think this one has been for sale for awhile. But my question is what is National style? Never heard of that one. Also I drove by this place, it is on the road from Frankfort to Georgetown, on the edge of Frankfort. Not quite rural but in what I think is a nice location.




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Yeah John, as Jim mentioned below, and as I understand it; “National style” structures are somewhat amorphous buildings designed in combinations of the Classical / Greek revival as well as Federal styles, varying colloquially. The term refers to the building of The National Road, and the dissemination of those design styles into the interior as the road moved along; beginning in roughly 1812, and still seen later through 1860ish. Many fine examples of them may still be see along what now is us 40.

        https://bit.ly/2vkFSBs https://bit.ly/2qyFB9e https://bit.ly/2ITmBcu




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        • Sandy B says: 73 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          Yes, and in many cases, built a vernacular version taken from a memory….. what was in fashion where one came from, design elements chosen from a pattern book, or simply the house they grew up in.
          This happened, for example, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. A good share of those folks making the westward trek did not come directly, but sometimes spent years in places like St. Louis, Missouri. Then when it came time to build in Oregon during the 1850s, relied on what had been the fashion ten years earlier in the east, and sometimes a mix of academic styles.




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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
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      1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      This is a really interesting house! It is slightly deceptive, however, because the roofline has been altered; it appears to have been completely rebuilt at some point in the last 40 years and now has pork chop soffits! With the original roof it would read more clearly as a Greek Revival as evidenced by the entry with transom and sidelights, 6/9 windows, window crowns, interior casings and (most) mantles. Great find!




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      • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
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        I agree it’s a Greek Revival house but the rooflines and chimneys look close to original to me. Clearly the loss of trim and replacement with vinyl has altered the look substantially, but I don’t believe the original profile has changed a bit.
        https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISqhaxymdyqnfe0000000000.jpg

        LJohn, National Style is another term for Greek Revival, emphasizing the American vernacular character of many of these houses that don’t really follow an academically Classical Greek style.




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I was sure excited and interested when I ran across it AO. It’s such an elegant and finely proportioned, solid house; extremely pleasingly sighted in beautiful grounds. Sure wish an antique image would surface of it. Like Jim, I didn’t detect any major alteration; and can’t imagine it any other way less than the perfection of line we see here. Because of the nature of it’s style, time, and place, it is bound to be somewhat variant from a strictly neoclassical form. Lord knows the interior needs some work to redress some past mistakes – but not much! 🙂 Heheheh. I could be VERY happy here for sure.




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        • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
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          1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
          WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

          I would also like to see an antique image surface! You and Jim may be right about the roof pitch, but the eaves certainly do not look like mid-nineteenth century construction; the pork chop soffits look like a late twentieth-century makeover. I don’t see any obvious signs of alteration on the brick, though… I can’t help but wonder if the gable walls were not once stepped parapets as was then the fashion for Greek Revivals in places like Richmond, Virginia.

          If these walls were intended to be gabled, they must at the very least have had period-correct soffits and some beefier fascias. A trip to the attic would also be fun. I could be really happy in a house like this too… it has a lot going for it.




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          • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
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            1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
            WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

            Mary Wingfield Scott writes about Richmond’s “three step gables” in her book, Houses of Old Richmond, p. 270-273.




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    • FlaOHDJunkie says: 93 comments

      Great windows, I agree with the re-imagining




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      This is a very cool house, it’s so, solid looking and handsome. And I learned another new tidbit from the group. 🙂




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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Late Victorian into Edwardian, with lots of revival bits, tower house, has great original features and MANY original light fixtures.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/901-Jefferson-St-Paducah-KY-42001/105868992_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      — And lions! Can’t forget the lions. Meow!




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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central , NY

        Definitely not! – those lions are cool. I can’t tell if they’re wooden or made of brass, but whichever, I’d prob wind up naming them. My favorite light fixture of the batch is the one in pic #13.




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    • Cindy says: 43 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      Amazing, I want this house.




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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 650 comments
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      1925 French Provincial
      Charleston, SC

      This is a beautiful example of a late Queen Anne style house with a ton of classical detail, which foreshadows the revival styles that would soon mean the end of the Victorian era of American architecture.

      From the mention on the NRHP listing…
      John Fisher, who built the beautiful home at 901 Jefferson Street, served as mayor
      for six years (1863-66 and 1875-77). A baker and brewer, Fisher served as mayor
      during the troubled years of Union occupation in the Civil War. The community
      of Fisherville-, situated in south Paducah, was named for Mayor Fisher. Fisherville
      contained a ten-acre recreational area. Fisher Gardens, which boasted a dance
      pavilion and a lake. John Fisher’s son, Frank M. Fisher, established the
      Paducah Evening Sun and the Ohio Valley Fire and Marine Insurance Company.




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  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Weirdy weirdo has probably been hacked at and changed a few times, but I can’t figure it out. Strange and very interesting.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-Elm-St-Pikeville-KY-41501/225946138_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  14. Zann says: 278 comments

    Here is a 1924 home in one of the historic neighborhoods in Mobile, Alabama. Some of those neighborhoods are dicey. This one is not. It’s one of the nicer, more in demand areas. Whomever buys this house will also own some of the gorgeous live oaks Mobile is known for, and the agent was nice enough to include them in the photos.

    I generally don’t share many homes from Mobile because most of them have been completely renovated inside until very little of the original interior remains, but this one is something of an exception.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/134-Margaret-St_Mobile_AL_36607_M74645-92340?ex=AL631650079




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  15. Rachel says: 43 comments

    Here’s a 1908 Victorian Craftsman in Echo Park, Los Angeles with untouched woodwork and some neat updates.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2118-Elsinore-St-Los-Angeles-CA-90026/20739373_zpid/

    Here’s a time capsule 1911 Crafsman bungalow with a time capsule 1969 kitchen.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/510-Prospect-Blvd-Pasadena-CA-91103/20857572_zpid/




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  16. CharlesB says: 286 comments

    When early ’70s houses come back into favor some day, this Neo-Brutalist Revival house outside of New Haven, CT may qualify as a National Historic Landmark:

    http://www.rehabhousesinct.com/details.php?mls=170039693




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  17. Zann says: 278 comments

    While looking at the 1750 Georgian in Maryland that Kelly posted today (yesterday? I’m actually not sure….) I had the thought that I would love to sit by the fire and read some Washington Irving in that house. Consequently, it put me in the mood to look at homes in Sleepy Hollow. I didn’t find anything of note there, but realtor.com was kind enough to show me some homes in Tarrytown, which I believe was mentioned by name in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The two towns are neighbors.

    This one is from 1917 and has a spooky vice to the outside. The inside was surprising, and the porch is stunning.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-Beech-Ln_Tarrytown_NY_10591_M43747-30993#photo24

    This one was built in 1893. The exterior and the location was knock outs.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/45-Benedict-Ave_Tarrytown_NY_10591_M47183-28456#photo0

    And here is an 1870.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-Birch-Way_Tarrytown_NY_10591_M42268-17272#photo15




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    • TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      Love that first one. It has a very Wuthering Heights/Secret Garden/Rebecca feel to it. Brooding and romantic. Tarrytown is a lovely area too.




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      • zoomey says: 281 comments

        I love the first one. I would buy it for the bathroom alone. I love those old tanks with porcelain handles! The house is spooky on the outside, and somewhat bland but elegant on the inside. I imagine whomever buys it will tear out that lovely bathroom! Tarrytown is pricey, so new owners will want the latest plumbing fixtures no doubt! Sad!




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    • MW says: 588 comments

      That 1st one is very cool. Love that sun room.

      But anyone notice the taxes for 2017? $1,346,912!!!!! That has to be some kind of mistake.




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  18. Mike says: 38 comments

    If the build date is correct, this one predates the Chicago Fire by five years.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4434-W-Belmont-Ave_Chicago_IL_60641_M80981-95538#photo0




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    • 67drake67drake says: 111 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Racine County, WI

      Luckily the fire never got west of the Chicago river,as far as I know,so this house would have been safe.




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  19. Rick Gippner says: 6 comments

    the link below this comment took me to a red warning page. locked up my computer and I had to use task manager to end task

    What is on the radiator in the hall (by the stairs) here? I like the dining room built-in. Manchester,




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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 7764 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sounds like it was just your computer, I’m not having trouble with any links and there were none below yours so I assume you meant above? It may have been an ad on the linked site that caused the problem.




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  20. Sandy B says: 73 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    For the first time, I explored the, “Demolished” category on OHD. When I got to the Hudson Valley, 18th-century Hall Christy house I was totally captivated. Then to read the former owner’s blog concerning their 30 year odyssey in its restoration then the good-bye tribute when learning it burned to the ground three months after selling was haunting. It is a beautifully written, grief-stricken tribute to the life of a historic house and all those in its life.
    For those of you with early houses, I highly recommend a read of former owner, Lynne Denton’s, blogs. She gives great insight in how to integrate the necessities of modern living in an early 18th house.




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    • TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      Fascinating look back. I personally love to see time capsule homes.




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      • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Escondido, CA

        It’s one of my pet peeves, though, when people classify a home as a “time capsule” that’s merely a home that’s been decorated in period style, recreating the home’s original look, not an actual undisturbed glimpse into the original interior, KWIM?




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    • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Kelly says at the beginning of the weekly that this is also for articles and general chit chat, so no apologies needed! I love articles like these; thanks!




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  21. Rusty Slider says: 33 comments

    Love this unusual house in Augusta, GA
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/14945983_zpid

    Nice Victorian in Dublin, TX:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore_lt/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/231700546_zpid

    Another kind of quirky house in the town of Elizabeth City, NC on the shores of the Pasquotank River:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NC/pmf,pf_pt/107046870_zpid

    Nicely proportioned Greek Revival in Natchez, MS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore_lt/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/2090134793_zpid




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  22. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Just a nice old farm with lots of perks.
    https://circaoldhouses.com/property/historic-cannon-calloway-house-farm-on-243-acres/




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    • TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      What a lovely property! Perfect for the “gentlemen farmer”!




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  23. Jkleeb says: 48 comments
    1909 Seattle Box Foursquare
    Seattle, WA

    Even though there are no interior photos I am in love with this house and would love to get my hands on it based on the jolt I got from seeing the exterior photos

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NH/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/92825507_zpid/39_rid/Historic-Homes-_att/globalrelevanceex_sort

    Or a Georgian house beautifully restored, I even like the decorative paint finishes
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NH/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/92901767_zpid/39_rid/Historic-Homes-_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/45.354075,-69.667054,42.644061,-73.468323_rect/7_zm/6_p/




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    • Sandy B says: 73 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Love the Georgian house…..well done and great price, but the taxes….WOW!!!




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    • Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      That first house has an intriguing carriage house as well!




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      How evil of the agent to list that first house with no interior photos! I want to see the original fireplaces, floors, etc. It’s intriguing from the outside, and the barn looks wonderful too.




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      • Sandy B says: 73 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Fabulous Georgian….. and well done addition. I even love the wallpapers. The framed piece at the staircase…..could that be a remnant of saved original? I was surprised at how high the taxes are. I suppose because of location.




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        • Joseph Rice says: 271 comments

          Many NH towns have high real estate taxes. There is a trade-off for being “tax free New Hampshire” which has no income or sales tax. The money has to come from somewhere.




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        • Hoyt Clagwell says: 175 comments

          It’s a mirror reflecting the wallpaper on the wall beside it.




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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 175 comments

      That Victorian!!!
      If the interior is anything like the exterior, or like the interior of that marvelous barn, it would be a dream come true, because that exterior is untouched, shabby perfection–almost totally original and intact, the perfect candidate for a sensitive, do-as-little-as-possible restoration. I hope they post interior pictures, and I hope the interior is the same patinated perfection.




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    • Donald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 229 comments

      Nary an exposed beam in sight! The NH “Georgian” is just how it should be!




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    • Ron G says: 60 comments

      The 1890 queen Ann is a beautiful home but that kitchen was really the down side. I don’t think the designer or homeowner gave a lot of thought to the function of the room. That large island is really a traffic flow obstacle especially with the family dinning area at the far end of the kitchen combined with the rear entrance.




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      • Hoyt Clagwell says: 175 comments

        Well, it’s definitely not a kitchen designed by someone who actually cooks… Some very expensive equipment just for show, set up in an annoyingly impractical configuration.




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Anne, the Boston house is a quality, beautiful place from top to bottom. A delight to see! The big, shingled, rambler is a classic example of it’s type, and in a remarkable state of preserve. The shot of the porte cochere through to the expansive porch is swoon worthy house dreaming. Thank you! 🙂




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      • Anne M. says: 426 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Hopkinton, MA

        I love a good porte cochere almost as much as an unpainted butler’s pantry!




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  24. SonofSyosset says: 13 comments

    Here is a very nice mid-1700s in-town brick home in Chestertown, Maryland.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-High-St-CHESTERTOWN-MD-21620/37068129_zpid/




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  25. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This building is for sale in Knoxville. It was built in the 1930s; shaped like an airplane. It was initially a filling station but has been a number of things over the years:

    https://knoxne.ws/2GRvE0Q

    Another photo:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PnakGtSy6SwxPWxXV2LB_XcSN4MnG_-H/view?usp=drivesdk




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    • TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      Those old buildings designed to look like ships, planes or anything other than a structure are just fascinating!




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  26. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 650 comments

    Charleston c.1870 Italianate up for auction later this month…
    https://www.southofbroadestate.com/

    Old pics link bottom of this page…
    https://www.southofbroadestate.com/video-art-old-photos




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    • TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      Oh wow! Absolutely magnificent!




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      We visited Charleston recently and toured several house museums that looked similar to this private house. If only, if only …. I win the lottery or some very rich and very distant relation leaves me a lot of money…. Stunning and historic and too beautiful for words.




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    • Sandy B says: 73 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Totally enjoyed the touching read of this family’s history with the house…… thanks!!




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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 108 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Interesting that there are no kitchen photos (unless I missed them??). This might be very good news, as in un-updated…? One can only hope… Otherwise, a classic Charleston charmer…




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3108 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Jeez, what a delightful home with a VERY engaging story. Thank you John. One sure hopes they are fortunate to find just the right buyer who will value the priceless character and history of that house. Good luck to them!




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  27. Mary C. says: 160 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Upstate, NY

    Hi, OHDers – I am thinking of buying what’s described as “a 1940s Craftsman Cottage” in Hudson NY, primarily because Hudson is a wonderful small city where my friends live. The house has been homogenized but nice interior woodwork remains, although relentlessly painted white. I think I can buy from salvage an authentic Craftsman door and porch columns that would restore the Craftsman look to some degree. But I want to see if there are rafter ends enclosed in the siding. Is there any way to do that when I go with the agent to take a first look? Would I have to remove the siding?
    It is a side gabled house with two front gabled dormers, front and back in the 1/2 story.
    Also, if anyone knows where I might find photos and records of the house, please send the resource on to me. I’m not convinced the build date is accurate but that might be wishful thinking.
    Thanks for the read and, if you can, the help.




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    • zoomey says: 281 comments

      I doubt you can remove the siding, but if it’s vinyl and there’s no insulation beneath it, you may be able to pull it back at a seam and sneak a peek behind the siding. We did that when we bought our house a few years ago — peeked behind the aluminum siding, which fortunately was loose. We found stucco (!) underneath the siding, and so we bought the house! Best of luck to you. Hudson is a nice small city. Have you checked the county historical society for photos? They often keep records of historic houses. Also county tax assessor may have old photos.




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  28. prettypaddle says: 32 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Check out this beauty in Evanston, IL:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1745-Hinman-Ave-Evanston-IL-60201/3564558_zpid/
    Beautiful woodwork, original windows, some cool old lights (one which seems to have a bat on it?), near Lake Michigan and Northwestern University. All for only $2.6 million…




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    • Sandy B says: 73 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      One of the most beautiful houses of its type I’ve seen in a very long time. It is pristine…love the finishes and the appropriate upgrades. The furnishings are perfect, as I love the juxtaposition of good contemporary against a cleanly done historic interior. This house is light and airy….. would adore having a master closet like that!!




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      Wow!! Tons of beautiful details. The built-in glass-fronted cabinets, for starters. Dark woodwork usually puts me off, but not in this house. It’s also beautifully furnished, which doesn’t exactly hurt. Yep, found the bat – cute little guy! (Assuming he kind of ‘goes’ with the gothic elements of the house?) Wondering if the button on the side of the large round newel post at the top of the stairs is a light switch, or for something else…




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      • Sandy B says: 73 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I totally agree…..love it. BUT even if I could afford the purchase price, 2016’s property taxes were over $50,000 a year…… astounding..!!!




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    • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
      OHD Supporter

      A beautiful home built for a theology professor, later owned by titans of industry. Here’s a photo from 1896, looking the same but with an unpainted natural stucco finish.
      http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/9414/rec/4




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    • Randy C says: 223 comments

      Wow! I would have to take that kitchen back quite a few years, but otherwise this is a stunningly beautiful home.




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  29. Cindy says: 43 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    The home on the link exchange is beautifully detailed. Such a shame it was torn down.




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  30. Cindy says: 43 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    The link below is a home in Delavan, Wisconsin. It must be moved to make room for a library expansion Someone please save me!!
    I’m sorry, copying the link didn’t work for me. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.
    https://circaoldhouses.com/property/aram-public-library-expansion/




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    • EileenM says: 151 comments

      Wow, exterior and interior pics each tell a different story. Wish I lived closer to this place. Free is a very good price, but moving it would bankrupt me.




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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 302 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Moving homes costs less than you might think. It depends on distance and how many overhead obstacles (wires, etc.) must be negotiated. I hope someone saves this beauty.




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  31. Peter Rosenberg says: 8 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/1501-E.-Martin-Luther-King-Drive-,-Maxton,-North-Carolina,-28364_rb/?fromHomePage=true&shouldFireSellPageImplicitClaimGA=false&fromHomePageTab=buy
    $99,750 5 bed, 2 bath, 4447 Sq ft. recently reroofed which takes care of the ceiling leak in the one room. The rest looks to be minor work.




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  32. Peter Rosenberg says: 8 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/213-S-Park-St-Streator-IL-61364/115676294_zpid/
    5 bed 2 bath with turret. 2 car garage. 1892 Moon House. sale is already pending and no wonder at $44,960




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Is this as in “Darius Moon”? Because it looks like one of his, there are several in Lansing Michigan and one in Okemos where I grew up (Mi).




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    • josa0512 says: 36 comments
      Helena, AL

      Yeah…I’ve been watching it for several days now but it was pending from the first time I saw it. If it ever becomes active again…I’ll be interested.




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    • Cindy says: 43 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      Ohhh, what a beauty and at that price. Love the staircase and the curved railing/balcony in the second floor hallway, stained glass, woodwork,built in cabinet in the dining room. Wish this was closer to family.




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  33. Barbara VBarbara V says: 108 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    How about a simple, unmuddled, and affordable Catskill Mountain farmhouse, just in time for summer:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/30068593_zpid/42.565724,-73.835678,41.872117,-74.824448_rect/9_zm/?




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    • prettypaddle says: 32 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Oh my word. Yes. Very much yes. The shot of the original screen door had me sold even before seeing the lovely features inside. This would make such a wonderful home.




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    • EileenM says: 151 comments

      I think I”m in love.




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    • StevenF says: 312 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Nashville, TN

      The lady of the house liked drama!




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      • Sandy B says: 73 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        ….And PINK!! Boy, talk about a time capsule, this is it. Growing up, I knew women who decorated in this vein.




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      • Randy C says: 223 comments

        OMG, that is such an appropriate description! I’m cracking up. Ward Parkway is a very impressive location in Kansas City however, this one is quite a way south of the Country Club Plaza so I’m guessing that’s why the reasonable price for the area. Farther north they are in the millions. I’m still laughing, by the way.




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  34. Peter Rosenberg says: 8 comments

    For Zann’s Washington Irving post: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/washington-irvings-sunnyside They do a great Halloween at the home, candlelight tours and read some of the stories. Also check some of the other events and sites listed on hudsonvalley.org. The Stone Church, ca.1685 is across from Philipsburg Manor. Lyndurst is another must see. All are a short distance from each other.




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  35. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Here’s a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright in Wichita, KS. Is that build date correct? 1887?

    Wichita,KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77332750_zpid/




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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 302 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      I’m no Wright expert but I’d put this closer to 1900-1910.




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      • Hoyt Clagwell says: 175 comments

        Absolutely not a Frank Lloyd Wright house. It might be possible that this was an 1887 house that was heavily remade in the Prairie Style in the early 20th century. Wright himself did a handful of Prairie remodels to Victorian era homes.

        The Allen-Lambe house by Wright in Wichita is a late Prairie house, featuring a wonderful walled courtyard/garden with a huge lily pool with a small garden house at the far end, on axis from the living room french doors.




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        • CoraCora says: 1440 comments
          OHD Supporter & Moderator

          Clinton, TN

          Sorry guys, I’m definitely not a Wright expert (I’m definitely not an expert on anything, lol). I was blindly trusting the listing description (it claims it is a Wright), but also questioning the build date considering Wright’s age at that time.

          Thanks for the info!




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    • Rachel says: 43 comments

      Yeah, the date on this can’t be correct. Wright’s very first year working as an architect was around 1887, and he was only working in Illinois.




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    • NonaKNonaK says: 43 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Austin, TX

      There are only two buildings in Kansas attributed to Wright. The 1917 Allen house and the 1956 Juvenile Cultural Center (now known as the Corbin Education Center – Wichita State University). Both are in Wichita but neither are this house. Being a FLLW fan, IMHO I would say that this in the style of Wright but not his work.




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      • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
        OHD Supporter

        This house was built mid 20th C at the earliest according to old maps and directories. Wrightian if not a reproduction of an actual Wright design. The 1887 date comes from the tax assessment, maybe a typo for 1987!




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  36. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Well I thought I posted this, guess it didn’t take
    Beautiful old home in Rhinebek, NY. Needs attention but well worth it I imagine.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1077-River-Rd_Rhinebeck_NY_12572_M30338-58451#photo0




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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 108 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      That is just an incredibly appealing and comfortable feeling house – I cannot imagine changing anything…




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  37. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Came across another one is Rhinebeck, what is it about this area. This is an intimidating price lol, beautiful home and awesome set up for horses.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24-Martins-Ln_Rhinebeck_NY_12572_M46261-26337#photo0




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  38. cheryl says: 150 comments

    Howdy everyone! I found a few to share :
    I just love this old farmhouse in the Tennessee hills, it looks so loved and the setting is precious
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/880-Saint-James-Rd_Greeneville_TN_37743_M88199-12572#photo0

    This one is cool! Says 1900 but they meant 19th century springhouse
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/403-Greenridge-Rd_Glenmoore_PA_19343_M35314-78256

    Every old Southern town has a similar one of these impressive beauties on Main St.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/108-N-Broad-St_Bowman_GA_30624_M53723-73989

    Another pretty, old Southern farmhouse, love the turquoise bedroom
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/711-Main-St_Huntland_TN_37345_M79979-34866

    Victorian cottage love
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/416-Franklin-Springs-St_Royston_GA_30662_M57458-50574

    Now to see all the goodies you all have posted…
    have a great weekend!




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  39. ChristopherJames says: 10 comments

    These are the remains of the Frost Bolt company, circa 1842- looks pretty sad today, though with a bit of work, could be restored and made into an interesting rustic home! It doesn’t hurt that there’s a charming stoned lined brook running through, I bet it helped power the factory

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1108-Marion-Ave_Southington_CT_06489_M49456-33492Here are

    Some historic pics I dug up that shows the factory circa 1885 with employees. Apparently the factory is the first Bolt factory in the United States and one of the partners invented the manufacturing process of the bolt. He lived across the street in the tavern in which Rochambeau visited and encamped. The street is lined with old homes it seems.

    http://connecticuthistoryillustrated.org/islandora/object/40002%3A18717
    http://connecticuthistoryillustrated.org/islandora/object/40002%3A18716




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  40. Paulthedreamer says: 30 comments

    I’m selling my home in Denver, CO, because I am moving and will soon close on a beautiful 1930’s modified cape house in Newburgh, NY. Having a tough time selling my house. I have always loved old houses and have owned several. People who tour the house like it and the older style, but say they think the neighborhood isn’t upscale enough. Most people on here are not interested in a newer home, but historic districts need in-fill house, so I hope you will not mind my sharing this. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2217-N-Clarkson-St-Denver-CO-80205/13320856_zpid/?fromHomePage=true




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    • MW says: 588 comments

      That looks like a pretty nice home to me. And it looks like an older home, but has just been renovated, correct? So I don’t think the build date correctly reflects that. I don’t know anything about the local market. I think it is a very nice looking house. It might be a bit more modernized than some on here may prefer, but I think it should appeal to a lot of people wanting a nice move-in ready livable older home. As is almost always the case, what holds up most people is the price. So getting it sold will likely have to come to what is acceptable for the local market there. Both sides agreeing on what that is is the hard part of course. Good luck with it, and best of luck with the move to NY. Let’s see that house if you care to share.




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    • Randy C says: 223 comments

      Paul, certainly no need to feel bad about sharing that beautiful home. I wouldn’t call it “newer” myself, but I suppose that’s a matter of opinion. Many here are interested in all sorts of ages and styles. Thanks for sharing yours and best of luck with your sale and move to NY.




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      • Paulthedreamer says: 30 comments

        Thank you Randy C. It is newer. Current thinking by my historians is one should build in-fill houses in historic districts that more reflect the time when they were built. I chose not to do so. I suppose if this were modern it might be an easier sell.




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    • Paulthedreamer says: 30 comments

      Thank you for the kind comments and support. The build date is correct. I built the house. It is “new” in comparison to everything else on the site.

      My Newburgh house is taking a while to close. Until it does I don’t want to post it. I learned something in buying it. The current owners are a church organization. In order for a church to sell property in NY, the Supreme Court must approve the sale. The Attorney General’s Office signed off 2 weeks ago and now the wait for judicial review. Even just a simple home requires this.




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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central , NY

        Fingers crossed the rest of the paperwork (red tape?!) goes smoothly & quickly. IMO, the view of the Hudson River from Newburgh, looking south, is extra lovely.




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        • Paulthedreamer says: 30 comments

          Thank you Cathy F. The Hudson River Valley is spectacular. Newburgh has many good old houses. It has been a long process. No mortgage, so no banks involved, but a tedious process. It is worth waiting.




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  41. Sandy B says: 73 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    This very historic house in the lovely town of Staunton, VA has been for sale for a long time. I’ve been to wonderful parties here and knew the owners well. I see it’s been reduced in price once again.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/437-E-Beverley-St-Staunton-VA-24401/108129557_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-nfshomereport-listingphoto&rtoken=b05bbf18-0e63-479e-a459-387afc270be6~X1-ZUxys7xro5c0zt_6ttic




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  42. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 302 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    With the Masters’ golf over, I thought I’d look a bit around Augusta, GA. I came across this 1920’s one, sharing mostly to ask everyone what the style might be. It seems a cross between Spanish Revival and Japanese. (Look at all the wood on picture 33). It’s a great property, the landscaping is great, my only quibble (other than price) might be that it’s been overly updated and decorated for my taste. But it has steel casement windows (a favorite) and could really be my kind of place with different interior decor. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3001-Lake-Forest-Dr_Augusta_GA_30909_M58126-43342#photo45




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  43. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1898:

    Ottawa,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91153827_zpid/




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    • Randy C says: 223 comments

      Very nice – another one here in Kansas! My nephew is helping his best friend restore the oldest and supposedly largest home in Ottawa. It’s a wonderful, small town about 1.5 hours from Kansas City. It’s a college town (Ottawa University) so it has a younger, energetic vibe. This house is very attractive in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.




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      • ddbacker says: 185 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1971 Uninspired split-level
        Prairie Village, KS

        No more than an hour down I-35. Come on Randy step on it! 🙂




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        • Randy C says: 223 comments

          LOL, sorry I was actually thinking about the drive to Emporia. You are right, Ottawa is not that far.




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  44. Doreen says: 94 comments

    This one–around the corner from me in Youngstown, Ohio–is back on the market:

    https://www.westernreserverealty.com/-/listing/300308374/2224-5th-Ave-Youngstown-OH-44504?content_index=5242409&from=results




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  45. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 650 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1925 French Provincial
    Charleston, SC

    Y’all make sure to get your bids in for the Gaillard-Bennett House no reserve auction on May 5th. This c.1801 Federal style mansion features arguably the best Adam style interiors in the city. The mid-19th century ironwork isn’t bad either.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/60-Montagu-St_Charleston_SC_29401_M67025-40781#photo3




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    • Randy C says: 223 comments

      I’ll get right on that John. Although just slightly above my budget, this is a gloriously beautiful home. Pretty gutsy to offer it at auction with no reserve. Best of luck to the sellers.




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    • Sandy B says: 73 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      The Danville, NH house is wonderful……I love everything about it, including the barn, etc….!! Thanks!




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    • Julie Miller says: 16 comments

      The Fort Plain property is close to the interstate on the frontage road. I wonder how noisy it is. Hate to buy a hobby farm and hear trucks rumbling all night.




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    • ChrisICU says: 432 comments

      Marietta “a mere 30 minutes from the heart of Atlanta”? Yeah if it’s 2 am on a weeknight. Lovely home and Marietta is a nice suburban town, but the working commute time to downtown Atl is much longer. On a bad day it could be 1.5 hours each way.




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  46. lara janelara jane says: 578 comments

    I really love this house, especially all of the (boring, hidden) work they’ve done to it. It’s on/adjacent to Route 66 between Joplin & Carthage and the area/neighbors are 50/50 as far as comparable historical style & value.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/109-S-Pine-St_Carterville_MO_64835_M88489-78080




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    • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
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      Great house, and mostly just (fun) cosmetic work left for a buyer. Big lot, and love the old iron fence too. Thanks!




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  47. Carolyn says: 167 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    All of this for only $187,500!? They had to have spent a good chunk of that just on the kitchen remodel. I love this house!




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  48. Curt says: 1 comments

    Don’t know if anyone has posted this before, but the falicon mansion is still for sale I think. Looking through the original floorplans and pictures, I think they chopped up the downstairs a lot, but there is still so much to like about this place.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18708-Highway-W-Clarksville-MO-63336/2101288733_zpid/

    https://www.stlouis.style/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/mdp.39015084756397-441-1476890205.jpg

    http://thefaliconmansion.com




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    • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I’m not seeing a lot of alteration; it looks relatively original besides a new kitchen and some painted woodwork. The home of Edward C. Dameron (1858-1919), part of an 800 acre estate originally. Unbelievable one can buy a Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge mansion on a nice lot for the price of a nice condo, $358k.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepley,_Rutan_and_Coolidge
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108100850




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    • SuzyQ says: 40 comments

      Curt I spoke to the real estate agent a couple weeks ago about this place and he was really negative. He estimated it would take 1 million dollars because everything was wrong with it. He said that the current owner was selling it because he and his wife got a divorce. He said originally it was for sale with more land but it has been sold off and developed. The also said the owner was difficult and would probable still own this property for a long time to come.




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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 108 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The kitchen is, as in most cases, unfortunately, a disappointment, but the rest of the place looks pretty good to me! (Not sure, Curt, what you see as being chopped up – ?) The coffered ceiling is unique and lovely as well…




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  49. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1890. I just love this farmhouse!

    Cue The Waltons theme song:

    Dunmore, WV: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22978638_zpid/




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    • JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Thanks, Cora. That’s a house that might be hard for some folks to appreciate. It’s a vernacular 1890 house that was thoroughly updated with unpretentious innards about 1950. The later siding, paneling, and kitchen were economical at the time, and the chrome dinette is perfect in that context. I would want to backdate the bath to the 50’s as well, but nothing fancy like tile, and pretty much leave the rest as is. It’s as authentic of its kind as you’ll find.




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      • CoraCora says: 1440 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        Thanks JimH! I’m SERIOUSLY enamored with this place. Did you notice the painting above the dinette in the kitchen?




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  50. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 451 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    I love this too. This is my style 🙂 And old log cabins.




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  51. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 7764 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m, not able to post this one but…

    https://www.redfin.com/MO/St-Louis/3137-Longfellow-Blvd-63104/home/93690977

    OHD Supporters can see the post from 2011 (unless you are a registered OHD Supporter not everyone can see this link):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/06/30/1911-st-louis-mo-2/




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  52. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 7764 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ll share this one too, no interior photos and doesn’t sound like any to come.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/109-Paul-St-Lead-SD-57754/234430226_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  53. Zann says: 278 comments

    I don’t know if this one has been on the site before since it appears to have been on the market for awhile and then had a price drop.

    The Nathaniel Perkins house in Salem, Massachusetts. It’s a 1820 Colonial near the historic commons. Nathaniel Perkins was a seaman, and there are a few tributes to that inside the home.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Salem_MA_01970_M37192-21935#photo5




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1254 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      Wow, the trim woodwork inside this house is really classy! Have never seen twin closets on each side of a front door quite like these. And the kitchen floor is wood. Love the second floor stair hall. All adds up to: Nice, very nice!




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  54. David W Mccauslin says: 49 comments

    Here are a few Michigan homes for sale…
    https://www.grar.com/property/mls/17036661 – Paw Paw, Michigan
    https://www.grar.com/property/mls/17054520 – Kalamazoo, Michigan
    https://www.grar.com/property/mls/17049953 – Hillsdale, Michigan




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  55. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Build date says 1930; looks a bit older.
    Alot to work with here, especially considering the price. I’m guessing the Butler’s pantry was maybe converted into a powder room, judging by the cabinets.

    Hanover, PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60507545_zpid/




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  56. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    And another. This one needs more work but has some surviving fancy details:

    Hanover, PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60505792_zpid/




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  57. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4010 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Former 1902 Congressman’s house on fabled Moss Avenue in Peoria, IL, with FIVE bathrooms: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1213-W-Moss-Ave-Peoria-IL-61606/5159391_zpid/?fullpage=true Seems reasonably priced and largely unaltered.




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  58. CoraCora says: 1440 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1950.

    A Lustron, in rural western KS?

    For $30k?

    Fowler,KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91220522_zpid/




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