November 23, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9787 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house photo shows a home on Ashland Ave around 1908. It’s since been torn down, the street received a name change, the area has few houses left and is commercial. Nope, it still stands. Thanks to Carolyn for finding the real home: https://goo.gl/maps/4e7Y4apzCtN2

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    • AvatarSD says: 43 comments

      I really like the eaves on this old house.

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      • AvatarReneau de Beauchamp says: 42 comments

        Please tell me someone else noticed the unique, and most attractive, guttering system on this house! Miz Kelly’s enlarged photos ought to be saved for those interested in an alternative to the cliché extruded aluminum type that ruins the aesthetics of innumerable old house cornices.

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        • Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 303 comments
          1883 Italianate
          Richmond, IN

          That’s a Yankee gutter. It was quite common back then and worked fairly well, although it tended to get clogged with leaves. The decorative brackets are a nice touch.

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        • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

          Yep, I noticed them – new to me!

    • AvatarCarolyn says: 241 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      The Street name was changed to Carrollton. When I Googled 2110 Carrollton I came up with this. Looks like the same house. It’s confusing because Carrollton is REALLY long and jogs back and forth by blocks. I hope the link works. I’ve never tried linking Street View.

      https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7963895,-86.1428707,3a,37.5y,296.68h,87.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sikpBNR01SLSPXMyysiqijw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 675 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Well crumb, you are right! I was looking at old Sanborn maps and going from there. Poor thing! How its changed yet the shape is still there.

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          In past decades when everything Victorian was decidedly out of favor, the substitute siding salesmen really did a number throughout the Midwest. Of course, before the new siding went on, off came the ornamental details that made these smaller homes stand out. Now they are largely featureless so that few would ever imagine they had once looked like the house in the period photo. I suppose if someone really wanted a “labor of love” project they could attempt to restore the original exterior but the costs would probably exceed the value of the house. Sad.

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          • AvatarMW says: 695 comments

            It looks so much bigger with all the original detailing. Now, it is possibly still at least existing, but barely. Sadly, it looks like more than 1 foot in the grave in the street view. Being torn down might just be a soon to be Freudian foregone conclusion.

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            • JimHJimH says: 3999 comments
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              I’ve noticed that houses almost always look bigger in the old photos. I can’t explain it, but probably it has to do with a different perspective created by the old box cameras.

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              • AvatarQabbott says: 30 comments

                I wonder if the current owner knows about the existence of this Postcard image of the house? Imagine having this resource to guide a restoration!

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    • JimHJimH says: 3999 comments
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      Nice photo! Now 2120 Carrollton Ave, as noted.
      Though the note sounds chummy, it’s written by a father to his adult son Charley, age 35. Charles was a bookkeeper with a good corporate job and growing family in New Orleans.
      William Giezendanner Sr. (1845-1925), the man in the photo with his wife Margaret Hoffman (“Mamma”), came from Switzerland as a boy and built a successful bakery that employed his extended family for 50+ years. He had recently bought the house when the photo was taken, and his pride is obvious.

      The neighborhood appears to be improving with renovation and investment. The old school around the corner has just been converted to apartments, and some homes have kept their vintage looks.

      https://goo.gl/maps/EkGCnXQV8yC2

      Two doors down:
      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2130-Carrollton-Ave_Indianapolis_IN_46202_M48891-55078

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    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 888 comments
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      1947 Ranch
      OR

      Love the house, so charming and quaint. But what I also REALLY love is the post card and its incredibly penmanship. Wow!

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      • AvatarSandy B says: 376 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I too appreciate the script. My grandfather wrote in unbelievable old english style penmanship….I’ve saved all his letters. Part of the joy of researching in old deed books is enjoying the beauty of the writing. Sadly kids are not taught penmanship anymore in grade school. With all the technology doing their writing for them, I wonder if many will be able to really sign their name.

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      What a sad sad thing to happen to such a cheerful individual house. John S. is right, much disservice done to ornamental houses when Victorians went out of style. This picture tells a lovely story with Mamma’s and Papa’s pleasure in their tidy home. I’m always amused by the old custom of signing letters even to family & close friends the same as to a stranger. Nowadays we would wonder what we did to make them mad at us.

      I wonder what happened to make the taller house next door to this one disappear to be replaced by the little bungalow.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 788 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      aww all the good stuff is gone from it. Did you see the roof on house across the street?

  2. AvatarCharlesB says: 396 comments

    The Near Westside Historic District in Elmira, NY may be the state’s premier showcase of detached 19th-century residential architecture–480 opulent structures covering 22 city blocks on 77 acres. This is an 1850s Italianate/Oriental villa in the heart of the district priced at $49,900 (if I was a bajillionaire I’d buy it just for the privilege of designing an appropriate paint scheme!)

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/514-W-Church-St_Elmira_NY_14905_M43400-47439

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  3. Julie C.Julie C. says: 154 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand.

    Welcome to Te Whiti Homestead, a grand late 1800’s country home near Masterton in the Wairarapa region of the North Island (near the capital of Wellington). When I look at this house I see generations of lawn parties with women in their pretty summer floral dresses and men in trousers, sports jackets and hats with perhaps a glass or two of bubbly in circulation. I saved this house to my Pinterest board several weeks ago and last night it featured on a current affairs show. The owner is the nicest guy who loves this home with all his heart and it shows. It is up for Negotiation but I was unable to find a valuation for it. Needless to say it will be pretty expensive.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3381997

    I have to confess I love this 1910 weatherboard villa in the Auckland suburb of Kingsland. It’s smaller size appeals to me as does it’s character features and the fact not much has been done to it. It has a funky, eclectic vibe to it – these owners are not trend followers and have a sense of style I really like. The real estate blurb seems to encourage modernisation but if this baby was mine it would be left as is. To me, it is perfect. It has a valuation of $NZD1,400,000.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3453580

    Check out this sweet little cottage in Masterton – it has the works: wood panelling, original doors, period wallpaper, an old wood fired cooking stove, sweet country decor and original cobblestone pathway meandering through a cottage style garden. It is for tender which means you put in a sealed bid. It has a valuation of $NZD240,000.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3454466

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments

      Great Picks! I’d love to see a photo showing the entirety of the gazebo from the first house…!

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Speaking of exotic Oriental/Moorish Villas, if you have one, you probably need some exotic French Zuber wallpapers to decorate your walls. Here’s a 20 panel set offered at auction: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/66596583_twenty-panoramic-wallpaper-panels?utm_source=Auction+Email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lot0170&utm_campaign=20181125hindman_ded At least the price of these imported hand-block printed wallpapers puts domestic premium wallpapers like Bradbury & Bradbury in perspective.
    Nice photo of an “Eastlake” type (Queen Anne style) cottage shared today. looks like it was sent from Indianapolis to someone in New Orleans. Sad but not too surprising to learn its gone today. Hope everyone here had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  5. Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    If anyone is in northern Mississippi this weekend with time on their hands, you may want to check out this estate sale at the Ballentine-Seay House in Sardis: https://www.estatesales.net/MS/Sardis/38666/2055693

    The house is a lovely 1865 Italianate loaded with antique treasures and great details, although has apparently just been sold: https://www.estatesales.net/MS/Sardis/38666/2055693

    If I could get away for a day or two from the frigid northeast, this would be worth of seeing!

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  6. AvatarAnne M. says: 530 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    Some great houses posted this week, Kelly! Nice to sit in front of the fire and take a close look at them.
    Here is a very large 1795 Federal in Grafton, MA that we may have see before but I wanted to share it because it recently had a price drop of $59,000. New price is $490,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-North-St-Grafton-MA-01519/57591310_zpid/?fullpage=true
    A nice 1913 in Great Barrington, MA for $390,000.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Beacon-Hl_Great-Barrington_MA_01230_M36571-94315#photo0
    An 1805 in Sandisfield, MA for $99,000. Not a lot of interior photos but some great old pics of the house:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Sandisfield-Rd-Sandisfield-MA-01255/56814362_zpid/?fullpage=true
    A 1912 in the Readville section of Boston for $449,900 – the price & taxes are really good for super-expensive Boston – lots to love here:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18A-Yuill-Cir-Boston-MA-02136/2087006747_zpid/?fullpage=true
    An 1865 in Ware, MA for $179,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/31-High-St-Ware-MA-01082/57028089_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Have a nice weekend, everyone! Stay warm!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 788 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      LOVE this. Way cool, that wallpaper, the bathrooms, kitchen sheesh. Thanks for posting.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 473 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Wowie Zowie! Great time capsule – hardly anything appears to have changed since built in 1952, and the wallpaper still looks amazing. This is a very rare find. At least the realtor’s photos have provided some sort of documentation before the inevitable “updates” begin…

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  7. AvatarQuiltingWitch says: 21 comments

    Fantasy grade mansion in Milwaukee, $1,399,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2727-E-Newberry-Blvd-Milwaukee-WI-53211/40453439_zpid/

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    • SharonSharon says: 332 comments
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      Sedalia, MO

      What a treasure!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

      Wow!! Love the spire on the tower, plus the plethora of Gothic details inside & out. A little OTT, but I can’t help but admire it. Talk about woodwork!! Including the floors. One huge work of craftmanship!
      BTW… see the woven stools in the kitchen’s staging? Whenever I see that sort of furniture, I think, “Heh, I bet people who buy that don’t have cats! 😸 Bye-bye furniture aka scratching surfaces!

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  8. AvatarQuiltingWitch says: 21 comments

    Cute kitchen, Milwaukee, WI, $260,000
    https://circaoldhouses.com/property/gorgeous-queen-anne/

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 376 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I looked at the Milwaukee house on CIRCA and was really taken with the kitchen. The sink is to die for, and don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier wood cook stove. So many details of this house are outstanding, including the lighting fixtures…..great house.

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    • AvatarEric says: 281 comments

      If I were to live in this house I would name it “Audacious Whimsy”!

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  9. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

    The Boston house has some really cool windows, esp. upstairs.

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  10. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    Hope everyone had great Thanksgivings! With warm Holidays coming up.

    Log house fixer, 1754, Woodstock VA, $199,900, just off the Shenandoah River. Super house once brought back. https://virginiaestates.com/properties/12262-789-STAGE-COACH-RD-WOODSTOCK-Virginia-22664/

    I’d buy this 1800 house to have the graveyard alone. The home of Abraham Lincoln’s ancestors with a family cemetery containing 5 generations of Lincolns, and their slaves – whom they buried with the family, very unusual for the times. No interior photos, frustrating. If the inside is as attractive as the outside, that’s a mistake. Linwood VA, $349K on 9+ acres. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7884-Harpine-Hwy-Linville-VA-22834/108064663_zpid/

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 788 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Heaven. The Linville house. Please rescue and adopt.

    • Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Amazing -thank you for posting this.

    • AvatarVirginia says: 1 comments

      Great properties thank you for sharing! Continuing browsing we found this beautiful historic home for $1.7M in Central Virginia. Looks like a wonderful home with lots of acreage!

      https://virginiaestates.com/property/piney-river-naked-creek-farm/

      • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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        1988 Fake Greek Revival!
        NC

        The old part of the house is very attractive & they deserve haloes for rescuing it. However, I’m always puzzled and sorry to see contemp. architecture glued onto antique. If people want a modern house, buy one. An old one, ditto. But to my personal eye, both are poorly served by being welded together.

  11. AvatarSandy B says: 376 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1776, $549,950, Salem, VA on 2.58acres. My kind of historic elegance in an 18th-century home…..lovely.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2920-Green-Hill-Dr-Salem-VA-24153/12571745_zpid/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addresssearch

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  12. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    Just found this stunning place outside Charlottesville VA. $15.5 million and worth every penny. Built between 1931 and 1933 for $145,000, designed by Stanhope Johnson, probably his finest work. The elaborate woodwork was hand-carved, modeled variously on that of Stratford, Shirley, Westover and other Virginia Georgian plantations. Simply spectacular. https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-4544-qyr3br/gallison-hall-charlottesville-va-22901 Virginia DHR nomination form: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/002-0808-Gallison-Hall-1990-Final-Nomination.pdf Sotheby’s auctioned much of its contents last month: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/the-collection-of-james-f-scott-n09976.html

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

      O.M.G. Now that is some estate! Wow! The woodwork & gorgeous details of the trim. The pool is amazing. Then, looking through the contents which were auctioned via Sotheby’s – wow! Actually found a very few things (operative words: very few) I could have afforded, incl. some table lamps I loved. Oh, yeah, then there was the pair of fozzilized dinosaur eggs which went for ~$5k!

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    • AvatarEric says: 281 comments

      The high end mansions like this are so much fun to look at. I could easily see myself swimming in the indoor cement pond of this grand residence complete with croquet court. I love it all n thanks for sharing!

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  13. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1888. She’s a little shabby, but there’s a lot of beautiful stuff in there: transoms, millwork, staircase, etc. $185K

    Pittsburgh, PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11342693_zpid/

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 788 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That’s a beautiful house. Needs a spit shine and a few adjustments but well worth it.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Unlike the far less expensive (only $15K) Pittsburgh example you shared, this far more expensive but faded house appears to have much greater potential. Just down the street is a hipster looking coffee house/tea house and other signs of increasing gentrification. A number of the old houses are mansion grade and others have been nicely restored. I even think this neighborhood has moved beyond the urban pioneer phase with some semblance of a stable neighborhood coming back. There are a few properties that are a bit gritty around the edges but I see far more potential here. (and the asking price reflects that optimism) Thanks for sharing.

  14. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. This is one of those that is probably not in the best area, and needs alot of love, but the potential is there. Gorgeous wood, stained glass, etc.
    It only takes a couple of folks willing to clean up a few old homes in the less desirable areas. This could be one of those. $15

    Pittsburgh, PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11505332_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Cora, this area looks similar to other old suburban areas and communities in the Pittsburgh area like McKeesport and Braddock. Widespread endemic poverty in an area of mainly low income renters would probably thwart most “urban pioneers” from having much success here. Only if local property values climbed enough to send the low income renters to other areas would the area have much potential for revitalization. There are simply too many areas like this in the Pittsburgh region to imagine potential for a quick turnaround. That said, the house was once a nice residence but appears to have fallen on hard times long ago. Its a miracle the stained glass window remains. A couple of months ago, another Pittsburgh property from the 1880’s was shared on these pages. Now there you could look around and find encouraging signs of neighborhood revitalization so an investment seemed justified. Here…I just can’t see it.

  15. AvatarAmanda says: 1 comments

    I recently purchased my dream old home, but am now trying to see what I can learn about the architectural features (if any). The history I was given on the house is it was built by Fenton Middleton in 1903 as a summer cottage, then renovated into a year-round home in 1926. The door knocker and an inlaid plate both are dated 1926; the house register is first dated 1903.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/202-Lumberton-Rd_Hainesport_NJ_08036_M50405-46940

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Congratulations! That could easily be MY dream old home too — super find. Looks elegant and livable at the same time, with a lot of light & inlaid floors, beautiful property. Hope you have many very happy years there.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

      I honestly don’t know how to go about finding its architectural history, but… what a pretty house, with lovely landscaping! Congrats!!
      Hopefully, others who *do* know how to go about finding out about its previous incarnations will post some info for you.

  16. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 303 comments
    1883 Italianate
    Richmond, IN

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/MA/house_type/56233429_zpid/
    $90K
    A respectable Victorian in McKnight for not too much money by Massachusetts standards. The brick-pattern tar paper on the tower is a creative touch. (Some people can’t stand it.)

  17. AvatarRick R. says: 42 comments

    Great Jeffersonian house in Staunton, VA. built in 1956. Listed at $774,900. I have no connection to either the owner or the agent.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/151-Woodland-Dr_Staunton_VA_24401_M55516-15957

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

      Oooh, what a beautiful house! I love the staircase, esp. its balusters! And all of its closet/storage spaces, incl. the slide-out shelving in the kitchens’s linen cabinet. Besides the front entryway and the main downstairs rooms – like them all, there’s the teal blue bathroom – pretty! The laundry room with its built-in ironing board, the 3-seasons sunroom… and of course the exterior curb appeal! Brick, no less. 👍🏼

  18. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1818 comments

    1946, brick Tudor(ish) Revival, $129,999. In a so-so part of the city – not a great area, but not horrible, either. I know a bunch of you will like the kitchen & it has original & pretty tiled baths.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1540-Sunset-Ave-Utica-NY-13502/31569394_zpid/

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  19. AvatarRick R. says: 42 comments

    Check out mcleanfaulconer.com for some of the finest historic estates in Virginia. Click “property search” at the top, and then click “Historic.” Here’s my favorite:

    https://www.mcleanfaulconer.com/listings/detail.php?lid=126063341&

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  20. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920. Charm, charm and more charm. I just love this one, seems so peaceful and comfortable. Nice staircase and beautiful scrollwork in the living room. $167K

    Ripley, WV: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088986876_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Unexpectedly nice inside. The lavish interior fretwork surely dates before 1910 while other details accord with a c. 1890 or earlier date. Looks like a simplified Italianate that had a makeover around the turn of the last century. Local deed records can sometimes be notoriously inaccurate about dates. As I explained in the past, I think some of these erroneous dates were deliberate as the older the stated age of the house the more likely it is for insurance companies to be wary of insuring a century old house. It may be intentional age discrimination against old houses but to keep insurance companies profitable, they have to recognize and avoid perceived risks.

  21. AvatarRick R. says: 42 comments

    I love the colonial style homes built from the 1920’s until about 1955 or so. Such quality, without many of the headaches that come with very old houses. Check out this great 1946 house located in a great Charleston, WV neighborhood. Beautiful interior woodwork. Listed at $363,000. A lot of bang for the buck!

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Charleston-WV/22594550_zpid/17394_rid/priced_sort/38.625185,-81.347924,38.233595,-81.963158_rect/10_zm/5_p/1_fr/

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  22. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1895. Quite an impressive exterior appearance on this fantastic fixer-upper. Fine staircase, built-ins. Hope someone who sees the historic value buys this…and not someone who sees a cheap flip. $85K

    Davenport, IA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088700506_zpid/

  23. AvatarYvonne Wingard says: 9 comments

    Dayton, Ohio is really struggling with foreclosures right now, but I was saddened to see that they had put this old library up for sale:
    https://www.herrealtors.com/commercial-for-sale/1515-Salem-Avenue-Dayton-OH-45406-216986580
    Known as the Dayton View Library, it has some wonderful Tudor features and is on a main thoroughfare. Currently $200K.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I’ve made one visit to the Daytonview neighborhood several years ago. When we departed the neighborhood, I was almost in tears from observing the neglect and extreme decline of what must have been one of Dayton’s elite neighborhoods at the turn of the last century. A few individuals are trying to improve the neighborhood but it remains troubled with disinvestment, high crime, drugs, and a large transient renter population. Sometimes the quality of the housing stock is enough to spark a turnaround but I’m not sure about Daytonview. That said, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a formerly grand neighborhood that deserved more to have a renaissance. The neighborhood would be an excellent case study in urban challenges and perhaps with academic help and input could begin the process of coming back. Some incentives (low interest, perhaps forgivable rehab loans) to encourage private single family ownership would be a step in the right direction. Most of the neighborhood streets were named after Ivy League colleges and the neighborhood stayed vibrant until WWII. I always hate to see a library close because education and knowledge are vital for everyone’s future. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. AvatarBeccaD says: 3 comments

    Here is a home I thought might be interesting to some OHD viewers. It is located in Gettysburg, PA.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1975-Shrivers-Corner-Rd-Gettysburg-PA-17325/78521211_zpid/

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  25. AvatarMissy Reynolds says: 2 comments

    Cragsmere Manor on 5 scenic acres in Mentone, AL (artist haven on Lookout Mtn)
    http://www.cragsmeremanor.com

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7871-County-Road-89_Mentone_AL_35984_M77815-10901

    I’m not affiliated with the property or listing company, but adore Mentone and wanted to share!

  26. AvatarMissy Reynolds says: 2 comments

    PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA LOG CABIN with handhewn logs and beams located on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL (small artsy town close to Little River Canyon) for less than $155,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3567-Alabama-Highway-117_Mentone_AL_35984_M79616-53459?view=qv

    I’m not affiliated with the property or real estate company. Just love this special community and wanted to share!

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  27. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Stately 1865 Italianate in Circleville, OH, $269,000: Beautiful woodwork, marble fireplaces… https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-S-Pickaway-St-Circleville-OH-43113/86595283_zpid/?fullpage=true

    • Avatarzoomy says: 475 comments

      The location looks a bit isolated, but the house makes up for it. What gorgeous marble fireplaces! Wow. And the stairs, shutters on the windows, beautiful doors and floors. Stunning house for an old-house lover.

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  28. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    1905 Queen Anne/Colonial Revival house in Kasson, MN, $529,900: big inviting porch, amazing foyer with receiving room with colonnades, coffered ceiling in the dining-room, not a fan of the ocher marble in the kitchen but love the cabinets: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/108-2nd-Ave-NW-Kasson-MN-55944/106644476_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Avatarzoomy says: 475 comments

      I agree about the kitchen cabinets. They are beautiful and fit so well with the house. The granite should be replaced with something more age-appropriate though. Kudos to the owners for not painting all that gorgeous woodwork! This house screams turn of the century bourgeois (in a good way!). It has all the latest conveniences from an 19th century perspective. Snug and charming. Brrrr it’s cold in Minnesota!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Stunningly beautiful home. There’s almost nothing I would or could change in a house like this to make it any better. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    And one last post for today (sorry about my multi-posting):

    1883 (?) Italianate/QueenAnne abandonned house (Madison, GA) that suffered from fired after a restoration in 2001. The interior is gorgeous and has this “urbex” feel of old decaying buildings still with gorgeous features: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/498-S-Main-St-Madison-GA-30650/2088695978_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And last for eye-candy: check out the Turkish octagon room in this 1888 Californian mansion: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/654-E-Mariposa-St-Altadena-CA-91001/20915009_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Avatarzoomy says: 475 comments

      That California house is extraordinary! Eye candy all the way through!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks for sharing the link to the unique 1888 Altadena, CA, mansion. Perhaps encouraged by the breathtaking natural scenery, architect designed Victorian era mansions on the West Coast tended to be picturesque and challenged the creativity of architects to design a proper “Artistic” home that was considered a Victorian domestic ideal. I had previously known nothing about the architect Frederick Roehrig (wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Roehrig ) but he was obviously capable of thinking “outside the box” with the interior of the McNally mansion. Roehrig’s father had a fascination with Orientalism so that may have influenced the Moorish themes in some of the rooms.

      The somewhat rare Moorish Revival style appears to have had some devotees on the West Coast based on several surviving examples there. The exotic McDonald’s mansion in Santa Rosa is an excellent example of the Moorish interior. Here’s a collection of photos of some of Roehrig’s work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_locke/sets/72157630680106664/ A common theme between them is an understated exterior design that turns lavish once inside the house. Andrew McNally, the original mansion owner, needs no introduction as his last name is synonymous with maps and geographic atlases. The asking price is in keeping with real estate values in the Los Angeles region.

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  30. AvatarRonnieH says: 75 comments

    A well known house in my town as it’s on a well travelled street.

    Medford, Oregon. $345,000. Built 1920. (not sure of style)

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/OR/48341568_zpid/46_rid/1700-1935_built/47.487513,-114.675293,40.688969,-126.485596_rect/6_zm/?

  31. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9787 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not able to post this one but holy moly, what a time capsule!

    Englewood CO $1,300,000. Ranch house built in 1952.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3456-S-Clayton-Blvd_Englewood_CO_80113_M22779-43211

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 475 comments

      Anyone who dares to “update” that kitchen or baths should be jailed!! What a fabulous time capsule! So perfectly preserved! The only update I spotted was the stove, but even then it’s white and fits in well with the 1952 setting. This house should be preserved as is as a museum of the 1950s!

  32. AvatarAtticus Gaouette says: 1 comments

    Built circa 1880 $225,000 Somersworth, New Hampshire

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/50-Grove-St-Somersworth-NH-03878/124534513_zpid/

    https://vimeo.com/302641567

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  33. AvatarNicholas Aro says: 2 comments

    This home in Boston, Massachusetts going for a cool 10,990,000 is an architectural marvel from the late 19th century. Built during the height of Boston’s guided Age, it is a Romanesque revival townhom3s that now has been artfully and carefully converted into 4 sizeable condos fit for anyone. The woodwork is jaw dropping as are the renovations, location and detail. A property not to be missed! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/305-Commonwealth-Ave-2_Boston_MA_02115_M47733-65635?view=qv

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  34. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    1861 Italianate in New Carlisle, IN ($424,900) (another house on the same street was posted on OHD). Marble fireplaces, thick trim around windows: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/304-E-Michigan-St-New-Carlisle-IN-46552/120950650_zpid/

    1865 Queen Anne in Independance, VA ($379,800). I know, the date, 1865. I was about to say that there is a typo on the date, that a Victorian cannot date from 1865 until I saw the staircase and newel post and then I got confused. I scrutinized exterior pics to search for hints of an older house, but couldn’t find any… A bit of a mystery! I guess that a Queen Anne was built around an older structure… https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/119-Journey's-End-Dr-Independence-VA-24348/2098097869_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1895 Victorian in Deadwood, IN ($795,000). This one is quite expensive but it’s just perfect. I love how they painted the front gable with pale colors. Unpainted woodwork throughout, I wouldn’t change a thing. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-Lincoln-Ave-Deadwood-SD-57732/114561601_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Beautiful Italianate in Batavia, IL ($675,000) that had a Victorian makeover, but it retains some nice woodwork features and fireplaces. Don’t like the modern kitchen though: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-N-Prairie-St-Batavia-IL-60510/4677253_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Stately 1874 limestone Italianate in Red wing, MN ($625,000) with funky exterior purple paint and beautiful woodwork inside, especially a massive fireplace and coffered ceiling: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1105-W-4th-St-Red-Wing-MN-55066/74842271_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  35. AvatarRick R. says: 42 comments

    Here’s a very nice (and interesting) 1881 brick house on 15 acres near Talbott, TN.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/41558573_zpid/priced_sort/36.434265,-83.008233,36.031054,-83.623467_rect/10_zm/3_p/

  36. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    From the western Indiana city of Terre Haute is this turn of the last century Victorian priced at only $27,500: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1443-Chestnut-St-Terre-Haute-IN-47807/77125199_zpid/?fullpage=true 3 bedroom, 2 bath at 2,172 Sq. feet. A couple of mantels survive, a nice factory carved Queen Anne door, a nice staircase and other period details remain. Outside are some ornamental scroll sawn attic vents. For those looking for a period “starter” home this might be a good candidate but due diligence (inspections) should be part of the property evaluation process.

    • AvatarMargaret B says: 1 comments

      That tavern breaks my heart — the mould in the walls and ceilings must be nearly impossible to get rid of…

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