July 26, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea on today’s old house photo location or their names. The little boys smile makes me smile!

    The lady in that fabulous hat is unknown as well and is not associated with the house photo. Does she remind you of Michelle Pfeiffier?

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    • MJGMJG says: 2397 comments
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      CT

      Cool photo. Looks like fire damage out the window of the neighbors house!

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      • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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        1850 Italianate, classical
        New Haven, CT

        Fire damage, or a leak where the chimney meets the roof. I don’t see any actual smoke on the top of the window frame, which is why I suspect maybe the damage is due to a water leak below the chimney…

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    • SueSue says: 534 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Oh my goodness she does look a lot like Michelle Pfeiffer. Actually she is fabulous. I bet she was very fashionable for her day. The little boy is pretty darn cute too.

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  2. Dr.SnyderDr.Snyder says: 73 comments
    1895 PORTAGE, OH

    1862 Italianate: Webster, New York; $579,900.
    This house comes with a bit of history; originally the Lorenzo Boynton house, Frederick Douglass was rumored to have visited in the hopes of developing a contact for the Underground Railroad. Other than an odd reference one of the young Boynton girls made about a tall Black man knocking at the front door and later being told who it was, I have found nothing to verify the claim. I’m sure we’ve all seen many of these gems fall under the wrecking ball. This one was spared, and I hope she sells to a family who can appreciate her old bones.

    This first set of photos gives you an idea of the shape she was in when she sold last year in June: https://www.estately.com/listings/info/259-lake-road

    This second set details some of the work done to her in preparation for sale. From the period photos, there appears to be four chimney stacks, though from the current listing photos it’s hard to tell if all four are still intact. Thankfully, however, the original chimney corbels are still in place: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/259-Lake-Rd-Ontario-NY-14519/32911996_zpid/?

    This last link is a period shot of the Boynton House (and family?) from Joann Meaker’s Ontario, published by the series Images of America: https://books.google.com/books?id=BpkSi4qJ_cUC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=Lorenzo+Boynton+to+Frederick+Douglass&source=bl&ots=FPa2yXHlo6&sig=ACfU3U0WW0C9wn51Ln6tRCGNsTgz0ORV_w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiY2sSmmczjAhVOLs0KHYF3D3cQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Lorenzo%20Boynton%20to%20Frederick%20Douglass&f=false

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    • FallsgirlFallsgirl says: 20 comments
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      Gilbert, AZ

      Dr. Snyder-Just goes to show you what elbow grease and care can do to transform a property….looks beautiful and the history is amazing as well.

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  3. dunamovindunamovin says: 179 comments

    Prim & proper school marm?

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

    Bridgeport, CT–The Eleanor Turney Hayes House (Second Empire, 1874-5) in the Pembroke City Historic District (local and National Register listed), priced at $355,000:

    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ct/bridgeport/408-barnum-ave/pid_31257010/

    The David Perry House (transitional Federal-Greek Revival, 1826), built by a whaling ship financier and individually listed in the National Register, for $298,900:

    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ct/bridgeport/531-lafayette-st/pid_31513715/

    The listing is shy on interior photos so these are from the National Register nomination:

    https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/255d9aaa-7ff0-495b-8afb-6c76f8ff0379

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Charles, the Perry house is a richer study with the interior historical pictures you have included. The stairway…newel post header, if that is what I can call it, I like the clawed paw, if a bit awkward, and have never seen its likes before.

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      • CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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        1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
        NY

        The newel cap, an adaptation of the Sheraton ball-and-claw motif popular in the period, may look awkward in the detail shot. But in combination with the turned newel post and the delicate stair rail it is a thing of beauty and remarkable proportion. Underneath orange paint, it was found to be made of finger-roll pattern mahogany, probably from the West Indies, where Bridgeport ships traded extensively at the time.

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        • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
          1930 carriage house
          Bethlehem, CT

          A fascinating look at a house’s changes over the years, CharlesB. I never would have given the house a second look scrolling through listings.

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        • JoeJoe says: 756 comments
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          1820 Federal
          Baltimore, MD

          Charles,
          I am writing this to clear something up in my own mind and not to show disrespect nor to disparage you in any way. I have thoroughly enjoyed your contributions to OHD over the years and do respect your knowledge.
          As a retired furniture restorer, my knowledge of American period furniture is mostly self taught. I am confused by your association of ball and claw with Thomas Sheraton. Sheraton was an English Furniture maker who produced a design book c. 1800. In my mind, period furniture in America that is attributed to his style most often features a turned leg and little to no carving. It was the design book, which came out about thirty years earlier than Sheraton’s, of another English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, which is more commonly thought to have brought the ball and claw carved foot into fashion. I believe he was the first to attach such a foot to the Cabriole leg that had descended from Queen Anne furniture design. By 1826, I believe that Sheraton was going out of or was no longer in fashion.
          In the case of the carved foot newel cap shown in the national register photo, it appears to me to be more like the latest fashion at the time the house was built when furniture was beginning to transition to American Empire. The name of the previously highly unfashionable Empire furniture was suddenly being called Classical by fashionable high end dealers around the time that earlier period furniture’s prices soared in the late 1980s.
          If you look again, there is no ball held by the foot on the newel cap in the Perry house, so it would be unlikely for it to be described as ball in claw.
          Hope I am not being to pedantic.

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          • CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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            1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
            NY

            Okay, my knowledge of pre-Victorian furniture styles is somewhere between vague and non-existent. But you point up what sets OHD apart from every other old house website: We are a community, and in addition to ogling historic works of architecture, we are learning from one another’s expertise along the way. I just KNEW that newel carving related to furniture pieces I’d seen from the 1820s…

            Another interesting thing about the Perry House: the David Plant House in Stratford, the next town over (Bridgeport and Stratford were one town until 1821) was built by the same builder just a year earlier. It looks like he used the same design and just changed the front-gable roof to a side-gable:

            https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/02/27/1824-stratford-ct/

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            • JoeJoe says: 756 comments
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              1820 Federal
              Baltimore, MD

              Thank you Charles,
              I am so glad that you did not take my comment as a personal attack. You phrased it better when you said we are a community. I have learned more from the OHD community than I could ever have imagined when I first found this site.

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            • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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              1850 Italianate, classical
              New Haven, CT

              Well, Charles, since it appears you do not offend easily, I’ll be a bit picayune and note that Bridgeport was formed from part of Fairfield as well as part of Stratford. I know you don’t want to offend Fairfield by giving Stratford all the credit, so that’s why I’ll mention it…

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              • CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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                1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
                NY

                The Bridgeport of 1826 (when our house was constructed) came entirely from Stratford. The Fairfield portion didn’t come along until 1870, and I think we both know that Fairfield would rather die than admit to it.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5391 comments
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      Thanks – nice ones! I hope that the Perry House still retains all that fine Federal detail inside. It’s interesting that the house was originally on the waterfront and moved in 1871, its history lost until recovered by research a century later. About that awning, …

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  5. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 128 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    The 1690 John Boardman House was moved from Saugus, MA, to Boxford in the mid-1950s. It is an impressive Pilgrim Century post-and-beam saltbox that even includes period-correct pre-1700 longer bricks in the cook fireplace (photo 4, though I wonder if at least some of these might be reproduction bricks?) and in other first-floor hearths. Four bedrooms, two baths, and 2730 square feet of wonderful historic fabric (including relatively rare King board paneling and impressive early floorboards) on 2.09 rural acres north of Boston for $699,900. Note to self: please stop drooling.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-Lawrence-Rd-Boxford-MA-01921/56908631_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I love all of the interior wood. Some of that vertical paneling boards are quite wide from old trees. The bed in picture, I believe, 15-which also has the college chair-is interesting and I havent seen anything like it before.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 702 comments
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      Thanks for posting this house. I’ve been staring at it in total disbelief tinged with awe and, yes, an acute longing to move in right now! I’ve lost count of the number of “favourite” houses I’ve had since discovering OHD in March 2018, bookmarking them and babbling on about them with enthusiasm. And now I discover THIS!! Am finding it difficult to drag myself on to the next post right now. I love everything about this house. Those lovely large rooms are to die for. The only thing I’d change is its current location — from there to here.

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  6. Matt ZMatt Z says: 105 comments
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    1893 Shingle Style
    Mamakating Park, NY

    Happy Friday!
    I have a few fairly new listings that popped up in New York State…

    First is this beautifully intact Stick Style Victorian in Cohoes, NY for $198,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16-Imperial-Ave-Cohoes-NY-12047/29661578_zpid/

    Huge Second Empire Mansion in Canajoharie for only $189,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/98-Otsego-St-Canajoharie-NY-13317/31055168_zpid/

    Adorable village Store with Apartment upstairs in Hamden, NY for $210,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35796-State-Highway-10-Hamden-NY-13782/215777559_zpid/

    Sharing this home for the stained glass windows and front entry doors.
    Oneonta, NY for $285,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8-Maple-St-Oneonta-NY-13820/31623684_zpid/

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  7. Matt ZMatt Z says: 105 comments
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    1893 Shingle Style
    Mamakating Park, NY

    I also have to share this adorable rustic Catskills cabin complex. I’ve hiked in this area recently and passed by this home. It is a dream! Next to a roaring mountain stream, in the heart of the Trout fishing capital of the western Catskills. Love the rustic details and decor! Livingston Manor, NY $389,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Felton-Dr-Livingston-Manor-NY-12758/32780785_zpid/

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  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Vincennes, IN /fine, brick, church house / 1892 / $27.5K!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6607-E-Palmyra-Rd-Vincennes-IN-47591/2083434964_zpid/

    More info.:
    https://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricRealEstate/PropertyDetail.aspx?id=3012

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  9. This has been a curiosity for years in my area and on the market on and off for a while. They FINALLY got interior picture. SOOOO MUCH potential and original woodwork.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6509-Olentangy-River-Rd_Delaware_OH_43015_M42379-15950?view=qv

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  10. CandiCandi says: 67 comments
    Richwood, OH

    This Frank Lloyd Wright came up for sale recently not to far from me. Not my style but a pretty impressive house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/500-W-4th-St_Marysville_OH_43040_M39239-86978?view=qv

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 902 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Nice home. The listing says “FLW design.” Wondering if it’s really one of his or not. Any FLW experts out there who care to research it?

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      • JimHJimH says: 5391 comments
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        It’s not listed as an official FLW design. He definitely knew the client and the supervising architect from Oak Park, but there’s no hard proof he designed the house.

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  11. FallsgirlFallsgirl says: 20 comments
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    Gilbert, AZ

    Some WI love here:

    1880 Milwaukee, WI – lower east side of Milwaukee (“Cream City” – due to all of the historic breweries….this beauty built with Cream City brick – lovely outside and floors/woodwork inside. Stairway and floor in entry are stunning.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1685-N-Cass-St-Milwaukee-WI-53202/40465657_zpid/?

    1910 East Side Milwaukee, WI- views of Lake Michigan and a home full of beautiful wood flooring…the location to the lakefront is really enticing. Aerial photos give you a glimpse of how close you are to the water!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2433-N-Wahl-Ave-Milwaukee-WI-53211/40453533_zpid/?

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  12. 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    I posted this a few weeks back, but I see it had a pretty big price drop, so figured I’d post it again.
    Build date of 1906, a nice home in Richland Center Wisconsin for $55,000

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Richland-Center/562-E-Kinder-St-53581/home/89528400

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  13. MrMikeMrMike says: 69 comments
    Chicago, IL

    Happy Friday!
    I stumbled on this cool place in Elkhorn Lake Wisconsin: a 1940 residence with attached bowling alley (or maybe vice-versa). The structures look older than that to my eyes, so maybe the ’40 date is when it became a bowling alley (the neon sign looks to be that old). I could see myself spending my retired days running this place but I’m not even close to that age to do so now. Hopefully the new owner won’t change much! $265K

    https://www.pleasantviewrealty.com/property/w3225-county-road-mm-howards-grove-wi/

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  14. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Hey all, more postings from the Connecticut countryside and beyond.

    Listed this morning is an 1825 mill house in Southbury, Ct listed for $685k. The connection to nature, the waterfall, pond, and site overall are pretty spectacular. There’s even a guest house.

    https://www.movoto.com/southbury-ct/1327-jeremy-swamp-rd-southbury-ct-06488/pid_rarqo5s59g/for-sale/

    This little 1820 Cape sits high over the village of New Preston, Ct and is listed for $349k. It’s been very lightly updated as you can see. It likely could end up a commercial space, as New Preston has become one of the “it” destination shopping areas for the weekender set.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12-E-Shore-Rd_New-Preston-Marble-Dale_CT_06777_M33817-16033?s=CTMLS&m=170218256&c=reagroup&f=listhub

    This little 1952 mid-century modern in New Milford, Ct listed for $299k is speaking my language. Looks to be enveloped by the trees. That hex terra cotta tile is something isn’t it? I might want to take those baths back to a 50’s state and the whole house feels like someone with a little vision could make it a showplace.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/96-Sherman-Rd_New-Milford_CT_06776_M30534-25824?view=qv

    I somehow missed this 1840? Litchfield Ct Greek Revival, listed at $785k, when it first hit the market, and I’m including the FSBO listing since it has more and better info/pics than the actual realtor listing. (Fix that, Realtor, would ya?) A comfortable old place with a lot of character. With a little restoration and selective updates, this could be quite the grand old estate.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/556-Milton-Rd-Litchfield-CT-06759/197789448_zpid/?

    Lovely 1880 Gothic Revival in Monterey, Ma listed for $527k. Some nice high style woodwork and doors that you don’t often see in a country setting. But Lord have mercy on the souls who stripped the woodwork and left that shabby chic chippy paint on things. Queen Victoria would not be amused.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/200-Main-Rd_Monterey_MA_01245_M37574-09193

    This 1920 Norman Revival in West Hartford, Ct listed for $949k is quite the grand place. They added a great room and garage almost seamlessly, and that’s pretty impressive.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/14-W-Hill-Dr_West-Hartford_CT_06119_M37519-47394#photo37

    This 1755/1890/nowish? Shingle Style mansion in Ridgefield, Ct is listed for a shade under 6 million. Its massive size at almost 15k square feet is belied by its fairly cozy human-scaled spaces once you get inside. It’s amazing how something scaled properly seems generous, not cavernous. Take a note, spec Hamptons builders. It’s got an Elsie de Wolfe designed ballroom. Wouldn’t you like to drop that tidbit offhandedly at your next social gathering?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27-Country-Club-Rd-Ridgefield-CT-06877/57343545_zpid/?

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 902 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I love that little MCM in New Milford. I wonder if those floor tiles are original or covering up something wonderful like terazzo?

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1700 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      The MCM is a peach of a house. Furnishings also relate well to the period but still look comfortable enough actually to sit on, a rare achievement in MCMs.

      As to the Monterey house, anybody who inflicts that on perfectly good woodwork doesn’t deserve mercy in my personal opinion! How to make a nice house cry with embarrassment.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 702 comments
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      That 1825 mill house in Southbury is a dream. If ever a house looked peaceful and serene in its setting, this has to be it — and those windows! Oh, my lord!!

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  15. JoeJoe says: 756 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Kelly,
    I am writing this because I thought it was interesting and might interest others. If it offends you, please moderate it off, even if you think that maybe you should let it through.

    According to this article in today’s New York Times, there is a new use of an old dirty word, so it can be used in describing my attraction to this site. It provides Real Estate P**n!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/sunday/porn.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    A 1930 “English Colonial” in Springfield MA for $205,000 – updated, but still lots of charm
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/37-Tiffany-St-Springfield-MA-01108/56231339_zpid/
    1904 in Northampton, MA for $389,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/220-Grove-St_Northampton_MA_01060_M48740-19297?view=qv#photo0
    1884 in New Bedford, MA for $550,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/127-Hawthorn-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55996255_zpid/
    1923 in New Bedford, MA for $484,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/48-Moreland-Ter-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55995246_zpid/
    1857 in New Bedford for $417,500 (my fav of this group!)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/143-Hawthorn-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55996253_zpid/
    1883 in New Bedford for $335,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86-Bedford-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55995378_zpid/
    Have a nice weekend, everyone!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2300 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      My two faves of this batch are the 3rd & 4th ones listed, on Hawthorn St. & Moreland Terrace. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe… like both of then a lot. Would have to walk through each one to pick top favorite.

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  17. 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Open house today. Can’t remember if I listed this one or not. $184,900 built in 1911. Mineral Point Wisconsin. Nice brick 2 story home with original old garage. Lots of built ins, woodwork and at least an attempt to keep bathroom looking old.
    I could see myself living here when I’m old and retired. 🙂

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Mineral-Point/319-High-St-53565/home/57588354

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  18. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I am waiting for a deep muscle injury to heal so house “shopping” has been major entertainment this past week.

    I found this treasure known as Glen Eberly in Mayesville, SC. Apparently that name is from a mansion that features in “The Sword and the Distaff,” a novel by the Southern historian William Gilmore Simms. The Beaux Arts beauty was built in 1895 by Robert James Mayes, grandson of Mayesville founder “Squire” Matthew Peterson Mayes. She is quite lovely, beautifully decorated and on 5 very pretty acres. There is also an Antebellum cabin turned into a guest house. I adore this place. Listed at 599,500

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-S-Lafayette-St_Mayesville_SC_29104_M50475-49941#photo77

    This 1896 almost 4,000 square foot Victorian is located in Gardiner Maine. The town is full of so many lovely old homes and is quite adorable. The house was built by Hartley W. Jewett, former Lumber Mill owner in Gardiner. The foyer is really gorgeous (not sure why the realtor didn’t open with pictures with it) and the gardens are wonderful. Listed at 525,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-Vine-St_Gardiner_ME_04345_M43174-50734?ex=ME2512399216

    This 1835 Farm house is in one of my favorite spots. Apparently it has been in same family for 4 generations and is on 15.4 acres with a beautiful view of the Great Salt Bay.Needs lots of work but a lot is original. Check out the kitchen and the linoleum rug upstairs! Listed for 198,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/249-Bayview-Rd_Nobleboro_ME_04555_M92109-86366?ex=ME2493851321

    Leaning on the side of “Have to win the lottery to afford it” is this 1870 Italianate in Lyme CT. This grand mansion stands on almost 11 acres and is over 6,000 square feet. The grounds are as spectacular as the house. The ceiling in the den is gorgeous. Priced at……ready?….2,500,000.

    I am in love with this cute little 1826 ? in Winchester. Realtor says “Steeped in history and thought to be part of the famous underground railroad!” Looks like it has retained the plaster ceilings upstairs.Not big enough for my family but if it was I would snap it right up. Priced at 212,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/158-Newfield-Rd_Winsted_CT_06098_M40058-15070?ex=CT2466154623#photo0

    Last is the breathtaking Rock Gate, “named for the dramatic outcropping of glacially carved stone encircled by the driveway, is an important piece of Washington’s history and a Connecticut Preservation Award winning example of architect Ehrick Rossiter’s design legacy.” This mansion is truly amazing. The foyer’s woodwork is just perfection. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful or charming. Wish there were more pictures. Priced at 5,750,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51-Ferry-Bridge-Rd_Washington_CT_06793_M33253-95822?ex=CT2345350809#photo0

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  19. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    http://www.checkerboardfilms.org/films/show/n/vincent-scully
    This documentary is about an great contributure to the importance of architecture. He was a Yale professor. From this documentary I have enjoyed his observations and wish to share with any of you who wish to expand into the history of architecture.
    Smile

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  20. joyjoy says: 69 comments

    I’m not sure if certain links are allowed as some of these don’t have a realtor page because they are for sale by owner. I apparently like derelict, fixer uppers for a “deal”. 🙂

    This one was actually on FB marketplace but has a realtor link. I don’t know the date but maybe some knowledgeable person can put a date on it. Cute, painted brick house in Attica, Indiana for 13,500:
    https://gregclingan.com/listings/424-e-main-st-attica-13500/

    FB marketplace find, looks pretty cute on the inside and the outside for the money, 1921 bungalow(?), 13,000:
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483335472485739/

    Another marketplace find with no interior pictures but from the exterior pictures it was a pretty cool house at some point. Late 1800s is my general guess? Camden, OH, 25,000:
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2852844314788600/

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  21. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Joy, Thanks for your comments. There’s good news and not so good news in the FB photos. The good news is it appears the interior is fairly intact for a Civil Ware era house; the bad news is there’s evidence of a leaking roof that should be taken care of ASAP before any additional work is done inside. All windows should be opened to air out the house and the mold disinfected where its found. Given the very low price I’m frankly surprised to see it in this good of a condition. It’s a project house for sure but it shows promise. I can envision it fully restored with the bricks repainted in the original natural color and the (probably stone) window caps and lintels cleaned up and left natural as they were intended to be. Some period correct Gothic Revival columns could go a long way towards bringing back a correct period look. Since I have had the experience of hand building a c. 1860 Gothic Revival porch in California the replica porch I made could be used as a template for a similar porch. All of the porch posts were made of dimensional 3 x 3’s with scroll sawed ornamental cutouts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157604532024660 I’d like to see this Attica, IN, house correctly restored as there are several other Gothic Revival houses in town in similar condition. No one should seriously claim there aren’t any reasonably priced restorable old houses to be found anywhere these days. The problem is the opposite: too many old houses fading away and not enough people around to restore them.

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  22. gridal7896gmail-comgridal7896gmail-com says: 1 comments
    Pahrump, NV

    A very fine, almost perfect house of the turn-of-the-last-century, it is mansion scale, but sits on a very small lot in what appears to be a very, very lower-middle class neighourhood. Listed at $125.000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/801-W-Reed-St_Moberly_MO_65270_M87532-28728?ex=MO2512234973

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  23. LoubaLouba says: 29 comments
    1855

    This house is for sale near me in Ontario, Canada. I’ve never, ever seen a house like this in this price range in my area! I love it and so wish I could have it!

    https://www.royallepage.ca/en/property/ontario/loyalist/6429-county-road-2/10234302/mlsk19004923/

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  24. ErinBWErinBW says: 1 comments
    1910 Bungalow
    Portland, OR

    This house is located in Eugene Oregon. It was designed and built, in 1923 by the Industrial Arts Shop class of Eugene High School. Sadly, the old high school was torn down like so many of Eugene’s historic downtown buildings.
    Some aspects of the house are not original (kitchen, bath, and laundry room), but everything has been custom made to fit the character and handcraftsmanship of the house.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1760-Olive-St-Eugene-OR-97401/48388609_zpid/

    This is my first time posting a comment on OHD, so please forgive me if I missed anything.

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

    1870 “Italianet” $249,900 Bellevue MI
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/423-N-Main-St_Bellevue_MI_49021_M41625-55622?view=qv

    1860 Colonial per site, Willard House, Battle Creek MI, $279,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/965-Capital-Ave-SW_Battle-Creek_MI_49015_M37792-52659?view=qv

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  26. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Real Estate agents are of course not likely to be architectural historians. It wasn’t too long ago that most houses from the 19th century were simply labeled by agents as “Victorian” or, if the house had lots of fancy details, it was often called “High Victorian” in style. So, in the Bellevue, MI, example, the agent recognized the boxy Italianate style but didn’t quite remember the proper name.
    In the Battle Creek example, to the uninformed, it does have a “Colonial” look in that some of the details are similar to the classically inspired Georgian style houses of the late Colonial era. Given the date and visible details inside, I interpret this house to be a late Greek Revival style house.

    In summary, I still have hope that at least most members of the real estate profession will in time educate themselves in the major styles of older American residential architecture. I wish I were well off enough to buy a hundred thousand copies of Virginia McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses so I could make sure no realtor’s office was without one. Used copies are available online for less than two dollars with new copies in the $25 range.

    The “Italianet” house is a superb example of the style with its prominent lookout cupola. The triple windows to the side of the front porch are quite unusual. With its massive eave corbels, it is more closely aligned with the early phase of Italianate style houses.

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    • JosephJoseph says: 434 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      In my younger days, reasonably plain late 19th century houses would have extraneous trim removed and an eagle nailed above the door so that they could be marketed as “colonial”, as “Victorian” would be a hard sell.

      I’m not finicky about realtor terminology – although I would like to see fewer “mantles” and “palladium windows”

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  27. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Zillow and Realtor.com send me houses daily. These lovely old houses were sent to me today.

    This 1870 Greek Revival in Torrington Ct. is very nice. The fireplace in the kitchen (8′ long x 5′) is a gem. Huge and so New England. I might never leave the kitchen with that fireplace. The house has two staircases which I love. I wish there were better and more pictures. Realtor owned. Incredibly priced at 219,000 with taxes of only 431.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/421-Torringford-St_Torrington_CT_06790_M47534-60855

    This 1746 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape is in Killingworth, CT and is waiting to be delicately renovated. Kitchen doesn’t look like they did much so it is a blank slate to create a period correct kitchen. Amazing wide board floors throughout. There is a picture of one of the boards and it is 21 inches wide!!! Windows are 12 on 12. Exterior was renovated in 1982 (Check out the massive chimney). Property sits on a very large pond. This is very reasonably priced at 239,900 with taxes of 516.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/349-Route-148_Killingworth_CT_06419_M49836-04463#photo40

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 902 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Sue, both excellent homes but from what I know of Connecticut those taxes seem wrong. Is that just the property portion of the taxes and school taxes are not included (that happens sometimes with listings in some jurisdictions depending on how the MLS feed is set up). Or are old homes in CT preferentially assessed and taxed? These are Alabama-level property taxes IMHO.

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      • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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        1850 Italianate, classical
        New Haven, CT

        In terms of the first property, I think the property taxes are $431 per month–that was a calculation used to determine the monthly mortgage payment.
        I’m assuming the same is true of the second property–yep, just checked it and the same response applies.

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  28. CoraCora says: 2077 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1908. Sometimes a house just grabs my heart and runs off with it; this is one of those houses. Normally, the type of house that I fall for is in shambles. Not so with this one. Maybe it’s the historical photos included in the listing with the children out front; they are so darling. The house is a well-preserved gem…a WONDERFUL Craftsman. I’m swooning. $895K

    San Diego, CA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103/2086392705_zpid/?

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  29. 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $150,000 in Viroqua Wisconsin. 1896 built Foursquare.
    Lots of originality left. Viroqua is, like pretty much every town in SW Wisconsin, “a great place to live” JMO. 🙂

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Viroqua/520-N-E-Ave-54665/home/88812512

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  30. mfowlerarchmfowlerarch says: 1 comments
    1905 Queen Anne
    Pine Hill, NY

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-Woodchuck-Hollow-Rd-Pine-Hill-NY-12480/2083318132_zpid/

    Location: Pine Hill, NY
    Year Built: 1905
    Price: $1,395,000

    Queen Anne, original condition and well-maintained.

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