May 31, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Oops, just realized today was Friday! 🙂

    No idea on the home location or the ladies name. That hairdo though! When is that going to come back into style?

    The lady is not associated with the home.

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    • SueSue says: 529 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      That is a Gibson girl hair style. Love that era.

      I really find it so charming how people had photos taken of themselves with their homes. It shows the love they had for their homes. This one is particularly lovely. Oh how lucky that little girl was to have a pony and cart!!! My grandmother had her own cart and pony. She used to tell me stories about her adventures.

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 863 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        The “unrelated” girl’s hair and outfit is similar to my grandmother’s wedding portrait, which would date it to around 1908.

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    • JulieJulie says: 351 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      I hope it doesn’t come back into fashion, beautiful those it is. It’s all I can do to brush my hair and put it into a ponytail. I would have to have a Lady’s Maid to do my hair if the Gibson Girl look came back into vogue. And then I would be expected to dress nicely and prettily. All in all it would be a disaster for me. I will just stick to hibernating in an old home wearing my cargo pants, t-shirts and long unruly hair. And nobody had better NOT ever suggest bringing back corsets.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2181 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      The house’s exterior is neat, esp. because of its windows – the oriel type one above the front porch, the one on the left on the second story, and the windows in the attic’s dormer. Plus a port-cochère. Nice!

      The woman with the Gibson girl hairdo… wow, but she has a *ton* of hair. It probably took her forever to dry it after washing, but I still envy her her thick hair!

      I have a couple of pics of my paternal grandmother when she was 20-ish with a Gibson girl hairdo, and pics of my father as a little kid on a pony pulling a pony cart.

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      • Jocelyn1882Jocelyn1882 says: 5 comments
        1882 neo-grec
        Brooklyn, NY

        She does have a ton of hair! But also, she probably used a “rat” — a kind of padding made from her own hair, collected from brushing it. That’s what hair receivers were for. Always matched!

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        • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2181 comments
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          1920 Colonial Revival
          Upstate/Central, NY

          I knew about the hair ‘rats’ but not what those little containers with the hole in the top were for. Thanks!

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 94 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Love the hair. And so much of it! I’m pea green with envy.

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  2. JRCJRC says: 145 comments
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    1929 Georgian
    Grand Rapids, MI

    After the New Carlisle Indiana house was posted I went to Indiana Landmarks site. I found 25 properties for sale ranging from $4,000 to over $1,000,000. Neat properties, a few endangered.
    https://www.indianalandmarks.org/properties-for-sale/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5357 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Thanks for sharing the Indiana Landmarks page. While most regions of the country have preservation organizations, few have the reach and impact of Indiana Landmarks. They were originally funded by the Eli Lilly (Pharmaceuticals) family and have rescued hundreds of historic structures across Indiana. By having several regional offices with each providing preservation advice and assistance where possible the citizens of Indiana are very fortunate to have such an organization. But those properties seen on the Landmark’s pages are but a small fraction of the endangered properties across the Hoosier state. I wish all states blessed with large numbers of historic properties had organization with a hand’s on approach like Indiana Landmarks. Over the years, I’ve met and befriended a couple of regional office directors and found them to be genuine and dedicated to the ideals of historic preservation. BTW, that Italianate in Huntington was also featured on Old House Dreams: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/03/13/c-1879-italianate-huntington-in/ It has some wonderful interior details.

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 94 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Wonderful share. Thank you.

      • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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        1850 Italianate, classical
        New Haven, CT

        John–Do you or anyone else have any ideas on what the door at the very back of the right side on the second floor of this house was for? Do you think simply a porch was there or do you have any thoughts that the door and porch area (assuming one was there) had a more functional purpose? I’ve seen isolated, blocked off 2nd floor doors like this before on urban townhouses (not row houses) and find them perplexing and wondered if you or anyone else had encountered them before and knew if there was a special service they performed that was not just for merely being outside? Would greatly appreciate any thoughts you or anyone else might have on the matter. Many thanks!

        • MJGMJG says: 2154 comments
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          CT

          I would bet money there was a double porch there. I’ve read all sorts of idea’s people had for the second floor balcony, some who like to call them sleeping porches and others that said they were private lounging outside. Life before air conditioning certainly made it for easier access. The cover porch also shields the window from bright sun too so that also helped keep the house cool a little bit too. Many people probably enjoyed getting some fresh air on a private balcony at a time when life was much slower.

  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

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  4. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Hi All,

    I have an interesting architectural oddity/local landmark for you all today.
    The house was built in 1870 as a farmhouse, but 100 years later was bought by an eccentric who was hellbent on turning it into a stone castle.

    Woodbury, CT 99K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/514-Main-St-N_Woodbury_CT_06798_M39135-75565?view=qv

    Unfortunately, the Realtor on this one isn’t showing much and hasn’t described the rich history of the property, so I will attempt to fill in what I know and add links with more interesting pictures.

    By the time “Cadillac Joe” Volonino bought the property in 1972, it was divided up into several apartments. The basement and outside were littered with vintage Cadillacs owned by a tenant. Hence, the nickname. (Joe seemed to prefer big old Lincolns himself.) Mr. Volonino lived an hour away in Bridgeport and would come up on weekends to build his castle. He worked alone, and over the course of almost 50 years built a fascinating structure using salvaged windows, Corinthian columns, a slate roof and more. He never moved in, and the house still stands unfinished, a testament to one man’s vision.

    He was mostly reclusive, and shunned all publicity, but if you expressed real interest and if he was in the right mood, he was happy to show off his creation. He passed away a few years ago, and the estate has finally put the house and an adjacent parcel of land up for sale. Many say that it will be impossible to finish, but OHDer’s know that nothing is impossible. Here’s to hoping some brave soul will continue to keep the unique dream Cadillac Joe had alive.

    http://www.ctmq.org/the-craziest-stone-house-thing/

    Better pictures:

    https://connecticut.livejournal.com/1041667.html

    extra lot across the street:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Main-St-N_Woodbury_CT_06798_M97725-27461?view=qv

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    • dunamovindunamovin says: 156 comments

      Thanks, very interesting.
      Wonder if you could even get a building permit?

      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        I’m sure it will be tricky to navigate. There is a precipitous drop to the Nonnewaug river behind the house, and there has been erosion. On the plus side, The house was rebuilt with steel I-beams and if the building inspector is somewhat sympathetic, I think it could be done. There is no running water, but I understand that there are two bathrooms plumbed. Main concern would be septic adjacent to the river. I think everyone in the area would be thrilled to see the property come back to life.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well that’s a trip. TY 🙂

    • ChrisICUChrisICU says: 670 comments

      I don’t know what to call that style – but there are certainly a few homes that were converted by ‘visionaries’ across the country. I used to volunteer at Pasaquan in Georgia. It too had a singular man responsible for it’s overall design. Pasaquan is lucky to have become a house museum of sorts. I prefer a house like this going to another eccentric person if a buyer can be found. Where oh where are our eccentric visionaries these days?

    • SueSue says: 529 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Thank you for telling the history of this listing. I saw it and it peeked my interest but no real info and a photo that just doesn’t show much.

  5. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    New Britain, CT (‘Newbrinsky’ to Connecticutians): 1888 Queen Anne for $235,000. Somebody put a lot of knowledge, taste, and money into this restoration!

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/new-britain/15-hillside-pl-170185875.php

    The building visible to the left in the main photo has been converted to condominiums:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/hartford/new-britain/11785372/27-hillside-pl-8.html

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  6. Anne M.Anne M. says: 897 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Love the Gibson Girl, Kelly!
    Here’s an 1825 post & beam Cape in Otis, MA with 5.5 acres for $375,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Dimmock-Rd-Otis-MA-01253/200266098_zpid/
    1843 Greek Revival in Cummington, MA for $200,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/47-Main-St-Cummington-MA-01026/57006185_zpid/
    1787 in Baldwinville (a village of Templeton) MA for $265,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/742-Baldwinville-Rd-Baldwinville-MA-01436/57657301_zpid/
    1840 Greek Revival in Housatonic, MA with an 1802 post & beam barn for
    $675,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/292-Great-Barrington-Rd-Housatonic-MA-01266/56817629_zpid/
    1907 in Springfield, MA on Longhill St. with a view of the Connecticut River, for $360,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-Longhill-St_Springfield_MA_01108_M49125-07679
    Here is an image of the Longhill St. home in the 1930’s
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOjvUhZ4uIFnI0M1sGpCJJH-XecMfp6qJVthR0pZX40cz7je-no57YMBB-Ouf2DIA/photo/AF1QipMuAg6ZsQVezhl3CyTHXYY6kRJlDrm-SijLgWYT?key=cGc0eVROdThObzE3a2pGdkl3NmR4SkVrVWxwdEFR

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1908 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Anne, I love the Otis home, especially seeing the pink wingback chair. The woodstove in the Cummington home I am curious about its use, with the twin flu. I do not recall that house in Cummington (grew up in Worthington and Plainfield). Shall have to take a look and find my bearings.

    • StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      All great houses but I love that vintage image of the Longhill St. home! It makes me want to roll back the paint job.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2181 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      The Longhill St. house in Springfield, MA is easily my favorite of these – so many things about it which I love! Starting with that *huge* bank of windows.

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  7. Dr.SnyderDr.Snyder says: 71 comments
    1895 PORTAGE, OH

    1827 Greek Revival: Honeoye Falls, NY; $725,000.
    This one is an interesting find because the build date is listed as 2004, which is why it wouldn’t have shown up in a search for antique homes. The original structure was taken down, moved across town, and reconstructed on the current lot with all of the 21st century updates we’ve come to depend on discretely hidden (except, of course, for the bathrooms and the kitchen). For those of you who remember the Farley Garrison House listed on OHD a few years ago, this house essentially went through the same process.

    Zillow Photos:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/73-Taylor-Rd-Honeoye-Falls-NY-14472/66488805_zpid/
    Bayer Video:
    http://www.bayervideotours.com/tour/73-taylor-road-honeoye-falls-ny-14472

    1900 Farmhouse: West Rush, NY; $249,900.
    Aside from the fact that this one is significantly less expensive, there is something about this house that I can’t quite put my finger on. At first glance there is a confusion of elements. The square posts holding up the wraparound porch on the formal entrance side suggest Gothic Revival, but the turned posts on the adjoining side suggest a Victorian influence. The exterior window moldings and the tombstone lights on the doors suggest Greek Revival. The interior, especially the kitchen, suggests Arts and Crafts/Mission style and the wall sconces seem to be an Art Deco addition. And yet, there is something about this one that keeps me coming back, despite having been rolled down a hill of various styles and picking up an eclectic collection of elements along the way. Perhaps it’s the indefinable aspect of home, which is very different than house, even if that house is really quite beautiful. This one feels like home.

    Zillow Photos:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Rush-West-Rush-Rd-West-Rush-NY-14543/31034258_zpid/
    Bayer Video:
    http://bayervideotours.com/tour/7-rush-west-rush-rd-west-rush-ny-14543

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    • JimHJimH says: 5092 comments
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      The West Rush house was built after NYCRR agent Egbert C. Stiles (1841-1920) bought the vacant half-acre lot from Zebulon Case in 1870 – the house is shown on the 1872 Beers map. The exterior trim seems right for that date, so-called Modern Gothic with a bit of Italianate. Some of the interior casings look original with the simpler work in the secondary rooms. The stairway and mantel were probably updated after 1900. I like layered folk/vernacular houses like that too!

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1908 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Happy Friday! This week I looked around Dutchess County, NY.

    1859 Second Empire, Red Hook, NY, 950,000
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/14-Linden-Farm-Ln-Red-Hook-NY-12571/63400758_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=3ed2b034-e8ba-47d4-82ea-5bbe2d1b38d1~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    Lovely home both inside and out. I love all the exterior views of this house. It appears to my eyes to be close to its original design, unaltered, not modernized to any later period. It has just been left to be itself.

    1920 Stone Cottage, Lagrangeville, NY 445,000
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/0-Lauer-Lagrangeville-NY-12540/2085333773_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=a3b8614e-8cc9-4648-9231-3f6c4ee5bde1~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    I would love to see the inside, then bring it back to health.

    1888 Italianate, Poughkeepsie, NY, 530,000
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/112-Academy-St-Poughkeepsie-NY-12601/30082365_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=9745197d-905a-4fa7-8725-3e00f17418aa~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    Come take a look at the lovely stairway, arched windows and fun pocket doors that have me thinking Art Nouveau. I also love the porch and how that curve is carried out inside in the details listed above.

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    • ScottScott says: 337 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      That 1888 has some decidedly Moorish details, doesn’t it? Beautiful.

      That Second Empire is also beautiful but, as is all too common, someone recently replaced the windows with an incompatible style. I would presume that the house originally had 2 over 2 windows, not a multi-pane design like that.

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    • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      I live in Dutchess County – so nice to see “local” houses on here, and to see the county getting some love! Red Hook is about as far north in the county as you can go before you hit Columbia County – it’s beautiful up there.

      I also noticed the Gibson Girl photograph was taken by a studio in Poughkeepsie – and it must have been such a beautiful little city back then. There are some gorgeous houses right in the city – when we were looking for our first home, we looked at several big old Victorians on the south side of Poughkeepsie (which I fell in love with), but were scared off by the stories of break-ins that were happening in the late ’70s/early ’80s. We wound up buying a beautiful old farmhouse (1889) out in the far southeastern end of the county instead, in Poughquag.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5092 comments
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      An earlier house there in Poughkeepsie, with an extensive Queen Anne/Aesthetic remodel:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/03/03/1888-italianate-poughkeepsie-ny/

  9. JulieJulie says: 351 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand,

    1909 Bank of New Zealand building in Taihape. Very ornate ceilings, lots of woodwork throughout, windows have the original bank logo etched onto them and there is a 5 bedroom accomodation upstairs which would have been for the bank manager and his family back in the day. I think this a pretty impressive place which would make a great home or a combination home/business. But Taihape is not exactly a destination so that may rule out the business part. Also, this is probably a Heritage listed building so there will be restrictions. In addition, it would have to be brought up to government standards regarding earthquakes and these kinds of buildings tend to be expensive to insure. Nevertheless, it is fun to imagine what you could do with it. It is listed at $US227,820.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3545583

    Characterful double bay cottage in Wellington that has remained relatively untouched. Original wood flooring, high sash windows, stained glass and a relaxed and cozy feel. It is a Deadline Sale and has a council valuation of $US429,640.00. (Note: You may end up with a video rather than pictures. This happens with this particular real estate company).

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-2155535596.htm

    Woodroyd Estate – a 1921 Tudor style home originally built for Dr. Ernest Giessen and 15 minutes drive from Wellington’s CBD. It features a one kilometre driveway which passes by two waterfalls, Carrara ceilings, Matai flooring, timber panelling, leadlight windows and fireplace surrounds made with stones from the nearby Hutt River. Comes with two cottages and is on 62 acres. It is for Negotation and has a council valuation of $US1,692,275.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3513981

    1918 villa in the Coromandel Peninsula town of Thames. It has lots of original wood built-ins, fireplaces, leadlight windows and even some of the furniture is included. I love the little nook with a fireplace – perfect for reading. It is a lovely home on one of the town’s most desirable streets. $US812,960.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3538289

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  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This amazing church building with the most stunning stained glass windows is, according to Indiana Landmarks, only asking $30K! Landmarks only provided a few photos; but I did some digging and came up with quite a few more. I have edited and posted them to my Flickr page. If you love great art glass, don’t miss it!!

    Ahavas Shalom Reform Shul / Victorian church / Ligonier, Indiana / $30K!!!
    Click on the little TVplay icon at top right for optimal viewing:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDUAx56

    Landmarks page:
    https://www.indianalandmarks.org/for-sale/ahavas-shalom-reform-temple/

    Wiki:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahavas_Shalom_Reform_Temple

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    • MitchellMitchell says: 28 comments
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      1903 Barber Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Just beautiful!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1908 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I am really tied into the outdoors thru my windows. I now think about what it would be like to live behind stained glass. A new nuance, a different level of light, how nice to note the sun going in and out of the clouds behind historical image and color and wonderful craftmanship.

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 94 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Truly Beautiful! The windows are AMAZING!!!

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    • EileenMEileenM says: 288 comments
      Camillus, NY

      $30,000? It seems that those windows alone would be worth significantly more than $30,000

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I’s my opinion that the figural panels could be sold to the highest bidder rabbi; who would be well pleased and edified to display them somewhere in his synagogue. Me, I wouldn’t part with them; even if I did remove some of them in favor of a few panels of transparent glass. Solomon would NEVER move. I would NEVER sell him. That wall is pure magic… Gorgeous. Astoundingly radiant; even in shade. ?

        https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47970577922_37efd2d33f_b.jpg

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5357 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Eileen, they probably are valued at more than the asking price. But IN Landmarks knows that repurposing an old synagogue is challenging, especially in a smaller Indiana town. The token amount being asked is to help find a buyer who can meet the preservation requirements of Landmarks. Ideally, the next owner would change very little inside this rare sanctuary.

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  11. SueSue says: 529 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Happy almost June everyone. We are moving ahead with house sprucing. Goal is to have it on the market by August 1st.

    I hope I have not posted this Greek Revival in Woodbury, CT before. I added it to my list because they have come down in price. This listing has quite a few charming old photos since it has been in the same family since 1840. Big barns are gone and acreage has decreased over time but still an abundance of out buildings (which I love) and room for the horses with almost 3 acres. It’s been on the market for a year…oh oh. It is quite a bit plainer inside than I would have thought from the outside as well. I still find it very charming. Priced at 339,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/786-Washington-Rd_Woodbury_CT_06798_M46044-71706?ex=CT611573073#photo0

    Very nice 1830 Colonial in Bethlehem CT with just under two acres. Love the fireplaces and floors in this house. It’s also been on the market for almost a year. Perhaps the brown tiled bathroom has scared people off? Great price at 289,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-Arch-Bridge-Rd_Bethlehem_CT_06751_M39733-95626?ex=CT611889001#photo0

    This Saltbox in Southbury CT sits on almost 8 acres. The listing says it’s called ‘Powderhorn Farm’ and “you can own a piece of history” which means it needs work. It does, a lot. I think I saw a tear on my husband’s eye when he looked at the listing. Granted the photos do it no justice but I see a diamond in the rough. The kitchen, if you can call it that, is a complete redo. It also says it is only a two bedroom but I question that. Priced at 300,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/533-Georges-Hill-Rd_Southbury_CT_06488_M40124-92031?ex=CT2310327638#photo0

    And for the fun of it here is gorgeous ‘BIRD POND FARM’. “One of Bethlehem’s fine historic properties complete with a lovely 5-bedroom 1840 farmhouse overlooking Bird Pond, created in the 19th century to supply water power for nearby woolen and grist mills.” This lovely place sits on almost 8 gorgeous acres. What an idyllic spot. Along with a pool and a two stall barn there is also a petanque (bocci) court. Slightly priced out of our range (wink) at 699,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-Wood-Creek-Rd_Bethlehem_CT_06751_M37593-51425?ex=CT2297912526#photo1

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Good luck with things, Sue. I can walk to the Bird Pond house, it’s that close. Lovely spot. The Woodbury Greek Revival was posted on OHD a while back, you may enjoy reading the comments there. If anyone has any questions on the area, I’m happy to answer all that I can.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1908 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Sue, Powderhorn is beautiful. I do not know what your list is for buying a new house, but this house along with a bit of land gives you a house that gives you lots of original material/rooms. The kitchen may not be your ideal, but the location seems to be reasonible for this house. I look forward to what you finally find.

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    • ScottScott says: 337 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      I think the blue kitchen in that saltbox is just perfect. A bit small by modern standards, but it looks well maintained and it fits the scale of the house.

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      • CthulhuCthulhu says: 1008 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        R'lyeh,

        The kitchen is just about perfect. It could use a modest amount of refinement, but not much (maybe replace what appears to be contact paper on the countertop with something more durable). In addition to the numerous charms the house itself possesses, I have to admire the listing agent for taking the time to photograph the highly desirable original iron door hardware. If only more realtors were that observant and reverent!

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        • SueSue says: 529 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1802 Cape
          ME

          I don’t need a modern kitchen but I do need a kitchen the myself and my husband can work easily in. We love to cook and entertain. This family cooks almost every night.

  12. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 670 comments

    Charles City, VA
    Brick early colonial
    $699,000

    Circa 1685 makes this one of the oldest extant homes in the country. Nestled creek side between Richmond and Williamsburg on 5 acres. Richmond is going through a terrific revitalization these days and a great place to visit. https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/12500-eagles-nest-rd-charles-city-va-23030-gid400027209361.html

    Here’s the house on google maps
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/37.315221,+-76.890596/@37.3147942,-76.8899162,20z/data=!3m1!1e3

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  13. CthulhuCthulhu says: 1008 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1918 Bunkhouse
    R'lyeh,

    1927 Spanish Eclectic, Omaha, Nebraska… $1,200,000. If you overlook the recent updates, this house still has lots of stunning original features. It’s a fun example of the style!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-N-Happy-Hollow-Blvd-Omaha-NE-68132/75868261_zpid/

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3426 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Magnificent! I love Redlands; driving through there tomorrow and Monday. I might have to do a drive-by on this beauty. And I always love how one can spot the Southwestern listings by the quality of the light before even looking at the location.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5357 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Amazing home! While its over a million, by California standards its actually quite reasonably considering the expansive lot is 1.2 acre, the back has a lavish in-ground pool, and there’s an impressive carriage house/garage. The interior is equally impressive with even a home elevator (it looks original) for convenience. Amazing as well to see original architectural blueprints noting the architect who designed the home. Thanks for sharing-I agree its a real gem of a home.

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  14. EileenMEileenM says: 288 comments
    Camillus, NY

    Kelly, apropos to nothing, just want to let you know that I love the fact that you have asked posters to include the price in the posting description. I try to avoid even looking at the ones I can’t afford!

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  15. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 670 comments

    Not an old home but an interesting video about staircases in the English late Victorian period. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vqQi5Tl70

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  16. njhanksnjhanks says: 1 comments
    1800 Victorian
    Holly, MI

    https://matrix.realcomponline.com/Matrix/MyListings.aspx?c=AAEAAAD*****AQAAAAAAAAARAQAAAFUAAAAGAgAAAAQ1OTIxDTcGAwAAAAEzDRkGBAAAAAdzwp*Di8KnDQIL

    Built in 1879 this charming home is steps away from historic downtown Holly MI. Many updates including new roof and water heater. State of the art workshop in back!

  17. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1155 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Been searching in Salt Lake City, UT today…

    $229,000, 2BR Craftsman condo, with beautiful woodwork throughout: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/234-E-100-S-APT-D6-Salt-Lake-City-UT-84111/12755596_zpid/

    $499,000, this one really got me confused regarding its style… I’m sharing it more because of the exterior than its interior, I love the ornaments on the facade: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/238-N-F-E-St-Salt-Lake-City-UT-84103/2084308150_zpid/

    And a hefty price tag at $1,050,000 but gorgeous woodwork, and a fireplace with 2 lamps, and wait until you see the dining-room built-in! (and lincrusta, and what looks like remains of old wallpaper) — but don’t look at the kitchen! : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/505-E-3rd-Ave-Salt-Lake-City-UT-84103/12719736_zpid/

  18. DutchColonialDutchColonial says: 1 comments
    1926 Dutch Colonial
    LaPorte, IN

    $257.500. LaPorte Indiana. Beautifully restored and updated 1926 Dutch Colonial
    For sale! ( not actively on market yet)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1818-Michigan-Ave-La-Porte-IN-46350/118669151_zpid/

  19. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 670 comments

    For some reason some local historic preservation organizations don’t post their listings on a MLS. Here’s a lovely brick antebellum (1830’s) in Yanceyville NC for an astonishingly low $109,000.
    https://www.presnc.org/properties/dongola/

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 863 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Anyone know what that huge building is in the back yard?

      • ChrisICUChrisICU says: 670 comments

        I believe I saw a note on a blog (that I can’t find now) that there was once a retirement home on the property – and if you look at the street view it kind of has that 1950’s-70’s old age home look. Don’t know if that’s included on the property or not.

  20. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5357 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Slightly off topic, but I thought those who might be interested in old ephemera (photos, postcards, trade cards, Real Photo Postcards, antique photo albums, and books) would enjoy browsing this auction based in Ottawa, Illinois: https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/hx49a0ku8v For example, there’s this large collection of (glass negative) slides from the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Expostion: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/50-black-and-white-slides-1893-chicago-s-world-fa-8FD468B933 There’s so many items to browse that it will take a lot of time to see everything. A fair number of old house photos, post cards, and related items are mixed in with the general selection. Lot’s of Illinois specific items as well. Have fun!

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  21. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1910. Very large, very restorable towered Victorian in Boise. $450K

    Boise, ID:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9230-W-Ustick-Rd-Boise-ID-83704/79628284_zpid/

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  22. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1896. NRHP. The listing says it’s a Barber.
    This is in the small town where I go to church. It’s close to the mountains, and maybe 20 minutes from Knoxville. Really beautiful part of east Tennessee.

    Alright Barber experts… activate! What plan is this?
    $487K

    Maryville, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-Indiana-Ave-Maryville-TN-37803/40829384_zpid/

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  23. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Surprise, surprise, I’m a lousy record keeper. The lady in the school photo is Mable L. Nesbitt, taken at Putnam Hall in 1908. Putnam Hall was a secretarial boarding school.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_Hall_School

    Miss Nesbitt was born in 1890 as Mable Louise Nesbitt to James and Louisa Nesbitt. She married Richard Francis Kolb Sr (1890-1988) in 1911 at age 21 and had two children, Louise (1912-1996) and Richard (1917-2000). It seems they lived in Poughkeepsie for most of their lives. Mrs. Mable Kolb passed away in 1985.

    Source: Ancestry

    I’m not sure I can edit/add her photo to her Ancestry page, can you even if not part of the family tree?

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