August 17, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I could not make out the names on the back of the postcard. At first I thought it was a first/last name but maybe it’s two last names, the paternal and son-in-law last names.

    Pay attention to the new sharing format rule, up top. I had a dream someone shared 20 links and nothing else last night, all in one comment. I woke up before I could tell them about the new format rule. 😀

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I created this image years ago (purchased stock image of the Carson Mansion in Eureka, California: link) when I was failing at making everyone happy (note, you can’t.)

    This was not meant to say I’m annoyed or upset when people like or dislike something. This was meant to say there are a lot of expectations from readers that are exact opposites and it’s overwhelming at times when I’m deciding if I should post a home from my list. This image is a combination of what everyone wants along with the expectation it should all be cheap in 10/10 no crime school districts. It’s also 99.8% joke, something to smile at rather than become angered by. Blame the curtain guy for me deciding to post this, you know who you are (when I talk about you to my husband, I call you the curtain guy.)

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      This gave me a chuckle. It reminds me of so many of the comments on the home buying “reality” shows, lol. Just my opinion, but I wouldn’t worry too much about what you are choosing to post – keep going with your instincts ? I’ve been visiting for a couple of years now and what keeps me intrigued is the sheer variety of things you post. I feel like there’s something for everyone here and part of the fun is finding my favorite homes and features, and maybe some inspiration for my home.

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    • Randy C says: 448 comments

      Kelly, post whatever makes you happy. We can like or dislike, doesn’t matter. It’s all interesting and the comments are informative. I’m hoping I’m not the “curtain guy” but still, I enjoy the site every day and hate when you feel stressed about it. Never, ever is everyone going to agree. Just keep doing what you are so generously doing and let us all get over ourselves!!

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    • Cathy F. says: 2217 comments

      Lol, love this image – and is all too true I’m sure!, plus your dream in your prior post! (At least it wasn’t 50 links in the dream.?)

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Thanks for sharing (even as a humorous item) what many consider to be the premier high-end Victorian house on the West Coast. All the points you made make perfect sense, jokes aside. Some bits and pieces of data or folklore I’ve read about Eureka’s William Carson mansion is that the Ingomar Club, which has been a faithful steward of the mansion since the 1950’s were approached at one time about selling the national landmark house and were (seriously) offered a billion dollars for it. Some things in this world fit into the “priceless” category so the offer was politely declined. When William Carson passed away, he stipulated in his will that the mansion was never to become a private residence again. The businessman’s club has immaculately preserved this extraordinary landmark which, along with Wm. Caron’s son’s home across the street, have become one of Eureka’s most visited tourist destinations. I wasn’t immune to its draw either so I visited Eureka twice during my stay in California in 2006-2007. If anyone is interested, I took some photos as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157621673226309 For me, both Carson houses generate a sense of reverence and awe as they fulfill the Victorian era concept that “more, truly IS more”. Now, I wonder if they would accept $2 billion? (That’s my joke…)

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        • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
          1900 Prairie
          Washington Court House, OH

          These are absolutely wonderful pictures. There isn’t a house or building there I would turn away, but the pink houses are always my favorite. I’m also intrigued by what’s in that bookstore. I think if I ever get to California, these photos make me want to make it my first place to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1715 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          John S thank you for sharing the Eureka album, great collection.

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          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Thanks Linzyloo and Kimberly for the kind comments. Eureka is like an outdoor architectural museum and is very tourist friendly but not in an artificial, Disneyland-like way. If you have an opportunity to visit, I’d suggest visiting as well the nearby “Victorian Village” of Ferndale due south and Arcata, which is due north of Eureka. Those who may expect sunny beaches and warm waters (even at this time of the year) will be disappointed, though. The chilly Humboldt current runs alongside this part of northern California and it causes San Francisco’s famous dense fogs and sometimes cold summer temperatures.

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        • Joe says: 754 comments

          John,
          It is such a pleasure to see your photos. Having someone like you who “gets it” taking the pictures saves me the frustration of trying to use my mouse to shift to the salient details. Thank you for putting these images on the site. I don’t think that anyone would complain if you posted images with every comment that you write.

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          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Thanks for the kind comments, Joe. I try to add links to photos when I feel they can be of interest or benefit for the reader. There’s the well known saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. (I have my own saying that being there in person is worth a thousand pictures) Imagine real estate listings without photos or the added benefit (when available) of Streetview? A mild complaint of mine is that visual data provided in listings is uneven and non-standardized so some houses are so thoroughly covered that you get a feeling of sensory overload while others that might be great old house candidates have far too few photos to satisfy potential buyers or the image quality is poor. Last, I sincerely appreciate Kelly allowing me to post links to photos and, for my part, I try to act responsibly and avoid abusing this privilege.

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  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    West Newton, PA–Brick urban townhouse of the 1830s, updated with a Mansard roof in the Civil War era and again with a storefront in the first decade of the last century. Priced at $12,900:

    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/123-N-2nd-St-West-Newton-PA-15089/61317023/detail

    Another Victorianized early house in nearby Greensburg, priced for the more upscale buyer at $19,900:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/434-W-Otterman-St_Greensburg_PA_15601_M45142-60093?view=qv

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    • Southwestlovesmomma says: 115 comments

      I didn’t expect such a nice interior. A lot of potential here!

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Although it is cheaply priced, the West Newton, PA house fits into the “labor of love” category, IMO. Just curious, when did camouflage painted walls become “trendy”? This isn’t the first house I’ve seen with such painted walls. The second house in Greensburg has a lot more going for it and is the better of the two, IMO. Nice surviving stained glass windows and some additional original period details remain in this house. “Upscale” indeed! Thanks for sharing.

        • Joe says: 754 comments

          In reference to the W Newton house posted. I could easily impulse buy it if it has a second empire stair. The Labor of Love comment made me think of the line from the1938 Boy’s Town movie,”he ain’t heavy. he’s my brother.” It starred Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney. I want to watch it agin and I want to watch it now!

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  4. John says: 783 comments

    I posted this listing late last week but I wanted to repost it for the mid century modern lovers/Bruce Goff admirers.
    Dallas, TX
    $1,725,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/26845101_zpid/5000-_price/20-_mp/7_days/1930-1970_built/mid-century_att/pricea_sort/54.342148,-68.862305,11.135287,-126.166993_rect/3_zm/15_p/

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  5. linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    All Ohio – All were chosen because of a large amount of intact original features. The “newer” ranch home I chose to was was specifically based on its kitchen and bathrooms. The home in Washington Court House didn’t have a build year listed, nor could I find one on the auditors site. If I’ve mislabeled something, I apologize. Still learning ?

    1880 Second Empire Bryan, Ohio $194,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/302-S-Beech-St_Bryan_OH_43506_M35716-15785

    1903 Colonial? Findlay, Ohio $495,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/835-S-Main-St_Findlay_OH_45840_M42993-99588

    ? Prarie Washington Court House, Ohio $114,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-Ogle-St_Wshngtn-Ct-HS_OH_43160_M45435-09730#photo0

    1956 Ranch Martins Ferry, Ohio $75,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1219-Pearl-St_Martins-Ferry_OH_43935_M35856-89901#photo1

    1893 Victorian Mansfield, Ohio $189,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/350-Park-Ave-W_Mansfield_OH_44906_M37719-56055

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    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      I’m so intrigued with that home in Bryan and it just so happens that I will be in that area on Sunday so I plan to attend the open house if there’s anyway possible. I’m attending my great nephew’s wedding so there’s a chance I’ll be busy but I’ll only be 20 miles away so hopefully … I’ll take lots of pictures and ask lots of questions because if Florida does not work out this is definitely an option for me because I still have lots of family and friends in the area and I’ve been drooling over that house since the first time it was posted. And I’ve always loved Bryan Ohio! It’s always been much more intriguing than my hometown, Defiance!

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      • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
        1900 Prairie
        Washington Court House, OH

        I’m glad I decided to reshare that one. I figured it was still on the market so why not? I have family in Florida and recently had a look at what’s for sale. St. Augustine has some beautiful homes and beautiful weather. I love our seasons here, and our cost of living but still second guess staying behind when my family moved. Good like with the Ohio vs. Florida debate! It’s a tough one!

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 92 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      How in the world did that MCM get plopped down on that corner in Martins Ferry, Ohio? Those kitchen appliances! The pink bathroom! If I could find that, at that price, in a “regular” residential neighborhood, i.e., not adjacent to a car wash or whatever that is, I would be living there tomorrow!

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      • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
        1900 Prairie
        Washington Court House, OH

        It’s not a car wash…It’s a Dairy Queen! I think I could survive with a little one like that behind my house ? Although ice cream is awesome, I could see how it’s not ideal for everyone. However it may be only open seasonally. Ours in town is.

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Thanks for sharing the Buckeye State listings. Park Avenue West in Mansfield was formerly a grand residential thoroughfare but has since become fragmented with retail establishments interspersed between surviving Victorian homes. (some of mansion quality) I took a photo of the now vacant former Music store seen off to the left in the listing photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15513843281/sizes/k/ Amazingly, despite being vacant for years, it still had a great original stained glass window upstairs (this was in 2014) I was surprised to see the restored house in the listing remained so intact. Mansfield needs to rethink the zoning of Park Avenue West and encourage preservation and adaptive re-use whenever possible. I also photographed this nearby Franken-house which is likely to be demolished if it hasn’t been already: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15513843321/in/album-72157648208275180/ Truly a sad situation in Mansfield that could be improved not by demolishing the remaining Victorians but by carefully zoning and city encouragement to preserve what remains.

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          • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
            1900 Prairie
            Washington Court House, OH

            I agree. Sadly, this is the current state of affairs for many small Ohio towns. So many new, unattractive buildings go up, while what’s old, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing is left vacant. This is why I always share so many Ohio homes. I always hope someone who really cares about preserving it, will find it. The music store photo just made me so sad though. I remember when a small town music store was a staple for many Ohio communities.

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        • jillieDjillieD says: 92 comments
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          1952 Ojai, CA

          Dairy Queen! Oh no! I could not have one that close to me!

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  6. linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    Nothing but Lustron ? I absolutely love them for some reason. The all have had a few alterations, but there are still many original features intact and the prices seem reasonable.

    1950 Wheeling, West Virginia $95,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Edglawn-Ave_Wheeling_WV_26003_M35411-58994

    1949 Galion, Ohio $53,900

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/717-Maple-Heights-Dr_Galion_OH_44833_M45618-63650

    1948 Vermillion, Ohio $71,400

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/460-Niagara-Rd_Vermilion_OH_44089_M48697-97302

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    • Dr. PetersonDr. Peterson says: 105 comments
      Shenzhen & SoCal,

      Sorry, but as an architectural professional, I cannot consider these more than a step down from double-wides…..yes, a step down. I assume there is some attraction that I simply cannot appreciate. Perhaps living in such an abode or living around them would provide an incentive to develop more interest. My hat’s off to those who appreciate them.

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      • JKleeb says: 278 comments

        I agree (somewhat). I have always felt the combination of nostalgia, novelty and limited supply made them interesting to know about. I’m glad they have admirers who try to preserve them as they should be. However, It would be a kind of personal hell for me to have to live in one, especially in a location with hot summers.

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      • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
        1900 Prairie
        Washington Court House, OH

        I think what you’re politely describing is the reason I like them so much. It’s the nostalgia, the coziness and simplicity that I love so much. I love the metal, the smoothness and muted colors. Now I also love an over the top Queen Anne or a dark, Gothic mansion, but I also appreciate the unadulterated Lustron as well as vintage mobile homes and campers too. I’m just all over the place ?

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        • Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

          I’m with you! I LOVE old vintage mobile homes/campers but also fall all over a huge Italianate with a fancy staircase— they all excite me the same. 🙂

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        • CoraCora says: 2059 comments
          OHD Supporter & Moderator

          Clinton, TN

          I LOVE vintage mobile homes!!! They’re so cute, and there are so few survivors. 🙂 I would live in one if I could convince my hubby. I’m super-intrigued by Lustrons as well. There is one in south Knoxville just off one of the main thoroughfares; I always crane my head to stare at when I go by!

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        • JKleeb says: 278 comments

          I didn’t mean nostalgia, novelty and limited supply (or rarity) as negatives. Those qualities are probably why I like a lot of old houses. I appreciate the place of Lustrons in post-war housing, just don’t think they would be comfortable for me to live in.

          • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
            1900 Prairie
            Washington Court House, OH

            I completely understood your comment. That reply was supposed to show up under Dr. Peterson’s comment. I must have hit a wrong button or two. Or five ?

      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        I grew up in an area where there were half a dozen Lustrons within a couple of miles. I do like them for what they represent — a post-war solution to modern housing for the middle class — but I would not want to live in one either. All metal construction must be a heat nightmare in the summer and a heating nightmare in the winter. Is there anyone who can comment from the perspective of actually having lived in one? I’d love to hear your opinions.

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  7. JenniferA says: 11 comments

    Texas property built 5 years after Texas became a state. This is a beautiful part of the state with rolling hills and centuries old live oaks. Just over an hour’s drive from the Houston metro area.

    $695,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10455-Fm-50-Brenham-TX-77833/228437192_zpid/

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  8. CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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    Carpentersville, IL

    My paternal grandparents lived in one nearly identical to the home in WV… only difference was it was all yellow and the awnings were pale green! And of course it was alllll original then! It’s long gone (probably 55 years ago) but I remember it distinctly! Thank you for sharing!!

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  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 859 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I was away last week so I am not sure if any of these have been shared already, if so, I apologize.
    Athol, MA $449k 1930, Colonial/Spanish, lots of nice features, 3+ acres
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1192-Main-St_Athol_MA_01331_M49741-87521#photo12
    Melrose, MA 380k condo in a 1910 building
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/601-Franklin-St-Apt-4_Melrose_MA_02176_M43940-54594#photo0
    Fitchburg,MA 205k, 1898 Colonial
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/65-Brigham-Park-Fitchburg-MA-01420/56693183_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Springfield, MA 369k, beautiful 1885
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Forest-Park-Ave-Springfield-MA-01108/56212020_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Springfield, MA, 215k, 1901 Colonial, it is marked “contingent” but I thought you might like to see it.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/36-Marengo-Park_Springfield_MA_01108_M44386-09986#photo0
    Happy Weekend everyone!

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  10. Julie C. says: 332 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand. I am concentrating on the South Island region called Otago because they seem to do much better at preserving original features and not painting everything white and making it very modern. Dunedin is the main city and home to the University of Otago and most of these houses come from there and Oamaru. Oamaru is unique because many of the town’s buildings were made from local limestone during the Victorian era so it’s not like any other town or city in New Zealand. It’s also the birthplace and childhood home of author, Janet Frame. Enjoy!

    OAMARU
    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3185029

    https://nz.raywhite.com/waitaki-district/oamaru/1767740/

    https://oamaru.ljhooker.co.nz/HNVGF3/64-tees-street-oamaru

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3372367

    PALMERSTON (30 minutes north of Dunedin)

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3263261

    DUNEDIN

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3166884

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3072190

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1715 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      44 park st, love the kitchen, complete with the old stove. Nice to see some history in place. Thank you for all of these lovely homes. The film about Janet Frame is a personal favorite.

      • JulieC says: 332 comments

        You are very welcome.That style of stonework seems to be unique to Dunedin. Dunedin is Gaelic for Edinburgh and Dunedin was settled by Scots and this look is similar to homes in certain parts of Scotland.

  11. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    Howdy all! Have lots to share today! OHD people are the best, can’t wait to see what you’ve found.
    109K 1924 Blair, WI not sure if it’s Victorian, rather square, but has fish scale exterior, inside has beautiful fireplaces, inlaid floors, leaded glass, built-ins…
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/329-Gilbert-St_Blair_WI_54616_M84680-02418?ex=WI626540279#photo20

    192K 1896 Brookville PA Eastlake Victorian, I really love the paint choices on the outside, although kitchen remodeled, it’s tasteful high-end, rest of what’s shown original light fixtures and beautiful woodwork
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/36-Cherry-St_Brookville_PA_15825_M49332-55513?ex=PA609806493#

    99K Pocono Pines 1902 cabin, I love absolutely everything about this, the woodwork the nooks and crannies, want to move right in today, the views!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/105-Iris-Trl_Pocono-Pines_PA_18350_M36262-16107#photo32

    1814 80K West Newton PA museum quality mostly original on the river
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/131-S-Water-St_West-Newton_PA_15089_M44462-07925

    194K 1864 Gothic Lancaster NH…heart stopping gorgeousness, too much to describe
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-High-St_Lancaster_NH_03584_M35334-60504#photo0

    1870 Schoolhouse #1 ! but looks like it’s been a home for a hundred years…. what a stove! So much goodness and character for 99K with 10 acres! Winchester NH
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/484-Burt-Hill-Rd_Winchester_NH_03470_M44253-20413

    Iola KS 1900 Victorian cottage 99K. Check out street view, this pretty little Victorian is surrounded by big mansions. Inside loaded with stained glass, nice woodwork, butler’s pantry, updated but tasteful kitchen…
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/310-East-St_Iola_KS_66749_M81253-13740?ex=KS627640311#photo1

    1917 Paducah KY 59K says Victorian but I’d guess Romanesque cottage? Love the block stonework, the windows, the ornate fireplace
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/306-Harahan-Blvd_Paducah_KY_42001_M36308-78354#photo0

    1898 Kingman KS 79K… cottage Victorian, bright paint choices outside, stone block retaining wall, inside fancy woodwork, fireplaces, built ins, stained glass, wow…plus it’s on a brick street!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/700-N-Spruce-St_Kingman_KS_67068_M71451-24131#

    Finally my super duper bargain of the week “one of the remaining Piety Hill cottages” in Oscoda MI 17K 1890 little bit of a fixer, next to it is one almost identical, all spruced up
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/309-W-River-Rd_Oscoda_MI_48750_M45462-00796#

    Have a great weekend! Gonna enjoy the rest of your finds now!

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  12. JKleeb says: 278 comments

    Albany, NY 1864 Italianate townhouse, $360,000
    Updated but not ruined (too modern for my taste, but still a great house-the staircase makes up for anything I might not love about it)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/209-Lancaster-St-Albany-NY-12210/142538224_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Spokane, WA 1965 modern, $609,000
    Beautiful location, great covered terrace with mostly intact interior

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5515-W-5th-Ave-Spokane-WA-99224/23483521_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John says: 77 comments

      Like the Albany house. Unusual entrance placement, normally I see the stoop and door off to one side or the other, rather than off center. Plenty of great crowned and medallion-Ed ceilings, arches and mantles, and a hefty newel. Nice details in and out around the modern updates. Time for some backdating!

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    • Karen says: 1141 comments

      I go to Albany to lobby for the UAW, and often pass streets full of these row houses. I always wish I could go inside them, but these pictures are just how I picture them looking inside! I love that staircase too! I just wish they’d installed a/c as I hate seeing a wonderful old house with a/c window units, sattilite dishes hanging out, and baseboard heat inside. Ruins all attempts to maintain the semblance of an old house for me! But, if I could live in Albany, I’d love this house!

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      That Spokane house is a true time capsule. Wonderful.

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  13. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    You do not want to skip over this one. The exterior is unlike any I’ve ever seen. The inside isn’t as appealing to the eye but my goodness the outside makes up for it.
    $80,00
    133 Hobart St, New Haven
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/133-Hobart-St_New-Haven_CT_06511_M49850-92870?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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    • Jkleeb says: 278 comments

      I feel like there is a beautiful interior trapped somewhere under the accumulated changes.

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      • Lottie says: 2 comments

        Yes, I agree! The exterior is wonderful! Never seen a house quite like this one. Hope someone buys this house and makes it beautiful again.

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      I love it – just gorgeous!

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    • Cathy F. says: 2217 comments

      You’re not kidding – the exterior was on embellishments steroids!

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    • CharlesB says: 481 comments

      The Guide to Historic New Haven says that it was built for one John Lines 1865-67 and moved to its present site in 1911. I wonder if the design could have been by Henry Austin, having one last fling at flamboyant oriental architecture before settling into the staid Second Empire creations that characterized his later years?

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 92 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1952 Ojai, CA

      That is an exterior to die for. How to reclaim the interior? Oh my.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Thanks for sharing a rare highly ornamental Stick Style house. They were popular mainly on the Eastern Seaboard (especially in beach side resorts such as Cape May, NJ) for a relatively short period of time roughly from 1860-1880. Perhaps because much of the construction costs were invested in perishable exterior wood ornaments, not many were built. But for lovers of lavish Victorian ornamental homes, (myself included) these showy examples will not disappoint. Truly sad to see a house in this state of deterioration; it should be recognized as a rare survivor and steps taken to ensure its survival. As for the interior, it probably wasn’t that much different from Italianate or Second Empire houses of the same period. Some forensic research might shed light on what was there originally. Of course, the exterior restoration fits into the labor of love category but I feel it is worth it. I believe at least some of the original exterior millwork is missing but if a period photo can be found, it could be painstakingly recreated. Only a master finish carpenter skilled at replicating and preserving ornate woodwork of this kind should be selected to do the work. A run of the mill remodeling contractor would surely ruin this rare specimen. I’m trying to recall an ornate Stick Style house like this one being featured in the past on OHD, but I don’t recall one. My sincerest hopes are that the next owner will take this house back to its original glory-it is the antithesis of modern minimalism.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      On the site. Maybe give us a build date at least? I appreciate all your shares but it’s easy for everyone if we knew what kind of home was being shared.
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/11/09/1918-classical-revival-barnwell-sc/

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      • John says: 783 comments

        I think I finally get your earlier post of not being able to please everyone. I will stick to peeking in to see what everyone comes up with and hang up posting listings from now on. Thanks for the feedback. 🙂

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        • Karen I says: 175 comments

          John I usually enjoy your postings. Please don’t stop.

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        • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
          1900 Prairie
          Washington Court House, OH

          I also always enjoy your posts. I always try to remember to go back and look at your previous posts because we look at the same Ohio homes. I had to skip a Marietta, Ohio post today because you beat me to it yesterday ? just know you can’t make everyone happy, but your posts would be greatly missed.

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        • Cathy F. says: 2217 comments

          I’d personally like you to keep posting shares. But I would also like a build date or house style for each one, so that I would know if it interested me, vs. opening the links ‘blind’ – or skipping most of them because of having no idea what type of house it’ll turn out to be.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          John, I wasn’t saying stop, just include an idea of what lies beyond your link. About 2000+/- people (around 8000 page views so people are coming back multiple times during the week) are had at the end of the week for a link exchange so a lot of people are taking time to check out shares. It would save them (and myself) a click/time if they knew what home is being linked and if it’s one that may interest them.

          I’m trying not to be too restrictive on how shares should be done, there are enough rules around here already, this would be a massive help to be a little more descriptive of what is shared.

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  14. Chloe says: 2 comments

    First time poster… long time browser. 1903 home in Montpelier,ID. It comes with the furniture and piano. $80,000
    858 GRANT ST, Montpelier ID 83254
    http://www.evanskinner.com/newlisting/1471324/858-GRANT-ST-Montpelier-ID-83254

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    • cheryl plato says: 179 comments

      great deal! You could use paint to show off the fishscales and woodwork on the outside, love the original sinks and tub, remove the carpet you’ll probably have nice wood floors. Good find!

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  15. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    I love your Carson mansion picture! Great laugh at the “comments.” This site is such a pleasure, Kelly, because you care that much but I hate to think of your stressing about visitors’ many varied wacky opinions! Your choices are educated, therefore bound to be successful to most people most of the time. Wish we all could say the same for whatever we do. Following your instincts won’t lead you wrong, and thanks for the chuckle — welcome after a week in bed with flu!

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  16. Beanbag says: 56 comments

    Hello!! Some postings i hope havent been seen before!

    Very large and lovely home! could be amazing.
    1912, Batesville, IN : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/507-N-Walnut-St_Batesville_IN_47006_M42820-93088#photo0

    This large Spanish revival home, has amazing oak floors and unique arched doors throughout.
    1922, Saint Joseph, MO : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1710-Ashland-Ave_Saint-Joseph_MO_64506_M72629-40668#photo52

    15 total rooms, next to Krug Park, formal dining, living room, Butlers pantry.
    1912, Saint Joseph, MO : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1135-Krug-Park-Pl_Saint-Joseph_MO_64505_M70595-80419?view=qv

    Only 5 owners in 150 years! Stunning plaster work, large gracious rooms.
    1869, Cincinnati, OH : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/815-Greenville-Ave_Cincinnati_OH_45246_M33517-77358?ex=OH611581317#photo0

    New England Salt Box, brought to Ohio and rebuilt on (20) wooded private acres
    1855, Morrow, OH : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4024-Anderson-Rd_Morrow_OH_45152_M31530-55053?ex=OH612468013#photo5

    In the historic Highland Park district! This 1BR/1BA condo in the Woods-Saunders home boasts 14′ ceilings, hardwood flooring.
    1909, Birmingham, AL : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2809-Highland-Ave-S-Apt-1_Birmingham_AL_35205_M84170-91763#photo10

    1904, Homer, LA : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/711-N-Main-St_Homer_LA_71040_M76433-72595#photo9

    Built by the early settlers of Arkadelphia (Blakeley Town) was once used as the School House. This home was moved from its original location to where it presently sits today.
    1870, Arkadelphia, AR : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1061-Caddo-St_Arkadelphia_AR_71923_M81132-62045#photo25

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  17. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    This is a 1930-ish little farmhouse only few miles from my home. It’s a bit of a wallflower, but with the floors, ALL that shiplap, and 22 BREATHTAKING east Tennessee acres, I thought it was worth a peek at least. 🙂

    Clinton, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/209154359_zpid/

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  18. Joe says: 754 comments

    This house, 100 E Lake Avenue 21212 in Baltimore City near the North city line is one that I have known all of my life. It is at the corner of Lake Avenue and Mossway. I grew up one block away at the corner of Mossway and Gittings Avenue, Mossway was the perfect neighborhood street where kids played in and through every yard in the block.
    The first owner of this house, Ernie Schultz, designed it with everything one could imagine wanting in the 1950’s and more. He was an engineer who many might say over-built it. The central portion has a front to back formal entry hall with a grand stair, and closets and a powder room off of the hall. To the left side of the hall is a big dining room in the front and a nice den in the back (with a corridor between these two rooms that gives each privacy from the other.) one can make noise in the den without guests in the dining room being able to hear. Above this section, he designed three good sized bedrooms and a bath with ample closet space under a dormer peaked roof. To the right of the entry hall is a separate, one story living room. There is a kitchen and master wing on the first floor on the other side of the dining room, which has a loft that is open to the front to back kitchen/family area’s cathedral ceiling. On the same level as the loft is another bedroom and bath. The first floor master suite has two substantial master bedrooms, each with nice sized bathrooms and plenty of closet space. Their is a full basement under all three section that has full height ceilings. There is a full stair hall in the basement with a large living room under the first floor formal living room as well as another family room with full bar, and I mean the kind of bar with multiple sinks. The basement just keeps going and if my memory is correct, it was built so that a multi car garage could go under the house without too much trouble.
    This is not even a style that I would see myself choosing but I love it!
    If I had to come up with a style for it, I would call this house a modern eclectic brick traditional, or an Ernie Schultz.

    6 beds 6 baths 5,915 sqft, $899,000 on an acre.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-E-Lake-Ave-Baltimore-MD-21212/36622268_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      That house makes me wish there were more Ernie Schultzes around. It’s a knockout, inviting, with a feeling of ease & peace. Good melding of formal & informal. Best, the outside is as great as the inside. I love it too!

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  19. Lottie says: 2 comments

    I really like this Victorian with two towers. Thought it looked odd, in a good way. Divided into three apartments now, but could be a lovely large home. Several other Victorian homes, also with towers, are on Kilpatrick Row.

    c. 1888 4 beds 4 baths 3,904 sqft $77,777 Bridgeport, AL 35740

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-Kilpatrick-Row-Bridgeport-AL-35740/2106310494_zpid/

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  20. Gail M. says: 202 comments

    An 1885 gem from my neighborhood. You will love the overmantels.
    241 George Street, Saint Paul, MN

    https://www.edinarealty.com/mary-hardy-realtor/homes-for-sale/241-george-street-w-saint-paul-mn-55107-4926620#/

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  21. says: 1 comments

    1879 year built showcases Italianate architectural details! Sycamore, IL $225,000
    Delight in downtown living in this historic home with many updates! Imagine walking around Sycamore’s historic district steps away from downtown restaurants and shops. Newly painted showcases Italianate architectural details. Enjoy outdoor living on the large, covered front porch and on the intimate, side circular brick patio. 10′ ceilings on main level and 9′ ceilings on second floor, ornate mill-work, towering pocket doors, stained glass windows, hardwood floors throughout, tall baseboards, decorative ceiling medallions & curved staircase present grandeur & splendor of this lovely vintage home. Custom 42′ maple cabinetry, granite tops, subway tile back-splash, pantry, butler’s pantry wine rack, appealing black island & stainless steel appliances with dual fuel gas range, electric convection oven await you! Family Room boasts bay window, chair-rail & moldings. Sun-room features built-in bookshelves & hidden door to a secret staircase. Soaker tub, separate shower & walk-up attic too!

    https://kellymiller.coldwellhomes.com/Property/Detail/MRED/10055069/312-Somonauk-Street-SYCAMORE-IL-60178

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  22. Rusty Slider says: 34 comments

    1896 Victorian Gothic
    Milwaukee, WI

    Points of Interest: Spectacular mill and unpainted woodwork and beautiful stained glass…something visually fantastic every place you look.

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore_lt/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/40453439_zpid

    1875 Italianate and Second Empire Mixed?
    Cherryfield, Maine

    Points of interest: Three story tower, impressive staircase and woodwork, many intricate decorative exterior details, nice siting on the land, and a great price.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-Park-St-Cherryfield-ME-04622/2088725085_zpid

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      The Wisconsin home is absolutely amazing. I just can’t get over the details. I’m pleasantly intrigued by the exterior of the second home. A great post!

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  23. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920 Foreclosure in Saint Joseph, MO. This sweetie has seen better days. Original built-ins, nice woodwork, staircase – all still in good shape. Worth $17k!

    Saint Joseph, MO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110501089_zpid/

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  24. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Thanks for sharing, Cora. This might be a good candidate for a starter old house provided employment or a steady income is secured. Another important consideration is recognizing the specific St. Joseph old house market. For decades, the old house supply has exceeded demand despite almost countless demolitions. It would be hard to find another community like St. Joe that has experienced so many economic reversals for the better part of a century. The fabled home of the Pony Express was a bustling city of boundless optimism until the World War I years when economic conditions took a turn for the worse. Like many Midwestern cities, St. Joe was a factory town as well as a major warehouse supply hub. Fast forward to the present and some of the once solid neighborhoods are now piecemeal collections of old houses interspersed with commercial businesses as seen on Mitchell Avenue (Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/dFx2Ai3YLY72 ) The remaining neighborhood is solidly blue collar and relatively safe with a fair number of the old houses long ago put into service as rentals. The reason I go into such detail is to caution potential buyers that an expensive restoration is unlikely to provide a profitable return if selling the house in the future is planned. Some modest upgrades and restoration that improve the cosmetic appearances inside and out would be worthwhile but keep expenditures within a budget. Of course, its almost a given that “starter” homes, new or old, are subject to budgetary compromises. The house, which probably dates to a few years around 1910, has some minor “Colonial” details like the Colonial sashes to suggest a style direction. These are combined with generic late Victorian millwork and finishes. Simplicity is not necessarily a bad thing as it allows more decor choices for the homeowner. A last important consideration for a low priced house is condition…replacing or extensively repairing mechanical systems (Electrical, plumbing, HVAC,) can add thousands to the cost of making a house livable. St. Joe has four distinct seasons and winters can bring a few days of sub-zero temps so a dependable heating system is essential. The windows appear to be the original double hung sashes. Adding storm windows (inside or outside versions are available) brings up energy efficiency. Substitute siding has been added to the outside but insulating inside the wall spaces is a better alternative to substitute siding except that the old siding will need to be periodically painted. In summary, an inexpensive house like this one will require some compromises and trade offs but if careful choices are made, when the time comes to re-sell, at least the money spent for modest improvements and upgrades can usually be recouped. The skills acquired to renovate or restore this house can be carried forward for the next old house project. If outside tradespeople are used, be careful who you hire because St. Joe has a lot of quick makeover remodeling types who despite being surrounded by fine historic architecture, often take a cheap, low-end modernization approach. I wish the next owners good luck and hope they have the vision to bring out the best in this old house.

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  25. Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1790 & 1809…Two houses linked. $328,000. Merry Hill, NC on a Creek with dock. Gorgeous historic fabric on 2.46 acres. Even the outbuildings are sweet.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/235576016_zpid/36.144112,-76.541405,35.99259,-76.764222_rect/11_zm/

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  26. natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Not my style, but VERY cool!

    House built in a cave

    https://www.weichert.com/72043326/

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  27. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not able to post this one (for reasons) but it’s too gorgeous to not share. Most of the trim is not painted but I love those ceiling details and staircase in the living room.

    1930 Tudor Revival/French Eclectic at $255,000 in Kansas City, MO:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/433-E-Gregory-Blvd-Kansas-City-MO-64131/2419740_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  28. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 102 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    Circa 1850s Gothic Revival Philadelphia rowhouse.
    4 beds 1 bath 1,680 sqft – $399,900
    Great city center neighborhood (my opinion).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1313-Christian-St-Philadelphia-PA-19147/10181607_zpid/

    Although the original interior was heavily altered interior circa 1900-1910 it’s still really wonderful. The late changes included rebuilding the stairs and reorienting the bottom toward the dining room, adding the room divider and light topped columns (which are fabulous!) I would also surmise the rear room with the tiled walls was the late 19th century kitchen (based on similar rowhouse renovations in the area).

    As for validating build year. I can confirm that a John H Wolf resided at this address in 1858 (McElroys Philadelphia City Directory 1858). I can also see that this house is included in a group of houses on this block shown on an 1862 City of Philadelphia Atlas map. It matched it’s neighbors at the time of construction. The exterior has since lost it’s original marble base (which the neighbors on both sides still have) and cornice. It also has the same underlaying characteristics of my 1852 Greek Revival rowhouse (ours was altered in the late 19th century). Also, going through the pictures, I can see that some of the upstairs bedroom have the same random width wood floors, window trim, and four panel doors with rim-locks as my house.

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  29. Cathy F. says: 2217 comments

    Tudor revival, 1935; not big & fancy, but nice, and in a good & convenient neighborhood.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/112-Higby-Rd-Utica-NY-13501/31575066_zpid/

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  30. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    1902 J.H. Daverman (Grand Rapids, MI) Dutch Colonial planbook design in Mulberry, Indiana. Mr. Daverman claimed this house plan was built over 800 times across the U.S. I’ve been able to find at least a half dozen or so examples including one in Fort Worth, TX. Asking Price: $149,900. Looks to be very intact inside with several examples of interior fretwork both upstairs and downstairs.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-S-Glick-St-Mulberry-IN-46058/94287737_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  31. ChrisICU says: 662 comments

    The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts installed an old chinese home. It’s charming and really shows a superb example of southern Chinese architecture. My version of an old house dream. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg2O-bdi2Ms#fauxfullscreen

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  32. Rachel Downey says: 3 comments

    1901 turn of the century, Victorian style home with stained glass windows in Rosewood, Florida is up for sale after 40 years. This homes history is so horrific the owner won’t even put out a For Sale sign for fear of drawing attention. It is the only house left standing and the only remnant for that matter after the Rosewood Massacre in 1923. A book about Rosewood, Like Judgment Day, came out in 1996. Director John Singleton turned the story into a movie, starring Jon Voight as John Wright (the builder and original owner of this home) called “Rosewood” in 1997. In 2004, Gov. Jeb Bush erected a historical highway marker at the end of the driveway. This home would preferably be sold to someone who appreciates and would honor the history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was contacted as well in hopes to inspire preserving this homes history to not only educate people but also honoring the 300+ innocent lives that were so unjustly lost that fateful day back in January 1923.
    “If it hadn’t been for this house, we wouldn’t be here,” a survivor named Lee Ruth Davis told 60 Minutes in 1983. “We wouldn’t have had anywhere to hide.”

    The whole story can and should be read following the link below.
    http://www.tampabay.com/data/2018/06/06/the-last-house-in-rosewood/

    Follow the link below to see the listing for this home being sold for $395k
    http://conniedichtas.topproducerwebsite.com/listings?RDClisting_id=5097900419&Property_type=0

    Historian Sherry DuPree, who runs the Rosewood Heritage Basis is writing grants, speaking to the state’s humanities council, and attempting to boost cash to purchase the home.
    To help preserve this homes history, follow the link below to donate:
    http://rememberingrosewood.org/
    Read more at: https://florida.epeak.in/2018/06/06/the-final-home-in-rosewood/

    http://www.blackpast.org/aah/rosewood-massacre-1923

    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/06/25/rosewood-florida-massacre

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    • Zoomey says: 531 comments

      The article said there were 300 attackers and about 12-20 people lost their lives. Not an insignificant number, of course. The story is horrific because the entire town was destroyed by racial violence. The house is very pretty and should be preserved as a historic monument. The original owner tried to save as many people as he could, and he should be honored for that. What a sad story. I hope it becomes a museum. The newspaper article is very interesting, especially since the current owner selling the house has her own tale of horror to tell.

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  33. Rebecca Akens says: 35 comments

    It’s my first time sharing a link, so I hope I’m doing it right!
    This is a sweet 3 bedroom house in my city, Goshen, INDIANA for only $57,800! Original kitchen and bathroom fixtures, gorgeous unpainted built-ins and woodwork throughout.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/804-S-8th-St_Goshen_IN_46526_M46883-31360?cid=soc_shares_core_ldp_android_fb#photo13

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  34. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1927. Is this a Dutch-Colonial? Super-adorable kitchen! Check out the cut-out details in the cabinets, vintage countertop and pretty built-in cabinet.
    An all-around cutie. 🙂

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77340244_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Cora, Yes, this would be in the “Dutch Colonial” style. I put this in quotation marks because the original gambrel roofed (barn type roofed) houses that inspired the early 20th century revival were in areas that were once settled by the Dutch but (according to scholarly articles I’ve read) were actually built by English settlers in the 18th century. Doesn’t matter; the promoters of the revival style called them Dutch Colonials and the name stuck. This Wichita, KS, example has a strong house plan book look to it, IMO. Companies like Sears, Roebuck, & Co., Montgomery Wards, Gordon Van Tine, and Aladdin Homes, offered their own Colonial Revival interpretations in the pre-WWII era. Rachel Shoemaker, who has a website (Oklahoma Houses by Mail: https://oklahomahousesbymail.wordpress.com/ ) dedicated to plan book houses from this era and would probably know for sure if it is a design by any of these aforementioned companies. I agree that the interior details are nice and very distinctive which helps to explain their widespread appeal in those times. Thanks for sharing.

  35. SueSue says: 533 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    After over a month of family visiting us here in Maine we are now guest free. I have to catch up here.

    On our back from Pemaquid Beach we took a detour through our favorite little areas called Damariscotta Mills. It’s just picture perfect and we were surprised that this gem is for sale. It’s a really nicely renovated 1820 Greek Revival Cape. Enjoy

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/27-Main-St_Nobleboro_ME_04555_M37299-30405?view=qv

  36. natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Hey everyone,

    I have a bunch of broken tiles that I would like to know more about. I found them when we were rototilling the garden several years ago. How I wish I had found them before they all got broken!

    Anyway, they are 4×4, and a half inch thick. There are no markings on the back or any of the edges. If anyone can tell me anything, I’d sure appreciate it.

    I hope these links work, I’m not sure I did this right!

    http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/natira121/media/DSCN1275_zpsltasazl1.jpg.html?filters%5Buser%5D=146888413&filters%5Brecent%5D=1&sort=1&o=0

    http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/natira121/media/DSCN1277_zpsm0rzdeue.jpg.html?filters%5Buser%5D=146888413&filters%5Brecent%5D=1&sort=1&o=1

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Assuming the colors in the photos are faithful, the finish appears to be a salt glaze which was a very common glaze for utility pottery items like jugs and bowls. As for when they were made, that is far more difficult to tell but they may be contemporary or older than your house. I’ve found in old bottle dumps salt glazed whiskey jugs from the 1890’s but the inexpensive glaze had a long history of use (in the U.K.) going back to the 1600’s. Were any other artifacts found besides tiles? If so, they may be more reliable in pointing to a specific time period than the tiles. I wouldn’t be surprised if the tiles were made locally by a potter but dating the tiles accurately would likely require a ceramics expert or local historian familiar with early industries in the region. Wish I could be more helpful.

      • natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        John,

        When I found them, I thought they had been taken out of the house which was built in 1877. After talking to the family, they assured me they were brought home by “dad” who was a pack rat. I find a lot of cool stuff around here, but where it originated is anyone’s guess.

        Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!

  37. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1830. Greek Revival; parts have been modernized but some original interior remains. The exterior is so lovely; almost church-like.

    Panama, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088426245_zpid/

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  38. Calvin says: 9 comments

    Glencoe, IL

    This was a friend’s grandparent’s “House.” Never saw it personally but often heard about it.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1801-Green-Bay-Rd-Glencoe-IL-60022/3328692_zpid/

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  39. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1908. In small-town North Dakota, the simplicity of the interior of this home surprised me. It is absolutely lovely, and so well-maintained. Comes with 2 acres, a perfect wrap-around porch, and I would imagine lots of peace and quiet. ♥

    Towner, ND:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088126413_zpid/

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  40. hillary says: 3 comments

    NORTH JUDSON, INDIANA $119,000! Amazing price. Mostly restored. New furnace and clean basement
    The catch is that the town it’s in is very small.

    What do you think of this 4 bds • 1 ba • 2,682 sqft home I found on Zillow? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/85714098_zpid/

  41. Gregory Lagerstam says: 1 comments

    This house in my hometown is so similar. I love the entryway vestibule on the porch.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.309798,-89.3667933,3a,75y,92.23h,87.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOImzwPc6hSbhJKpKOAgEfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

  42. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Unusual Queen Anne style home c. 1900 in Lowell, Indiana, that I believe was previously posted on Old House Dreams several years ago. It has a prominent keyhole shaped window facing from the front. Now painted in several colors: https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/in/lowell/709-michigan-ave/pid_26524433/ I can’t tell if it has been remodeled recently or not.

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