August 2, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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

    Special thanks to the OHD Supporters! Another month that you paid the OHD bills! 🙂 If you didn’t see your name, either you didn’t respond to my email, didn’t answer my question or you fell through the email hole. Let me know if you’d like to be included.

    The old postcard photo… I looked up Leone Jones but did not find many relatives apart from her parents and that also went nowhere. I thought it sounded like Leone was close enough to bring “gray Fred”, I assume a horse so looked at nearby towns that had “City” in it’s name and what may be the letters preceding. Custer City, 2 hours by car, stood out but it’s not like we have anything to go on.

    The little girl has nothing to do with the house and there is nothing written on the back to tell us her name.

    Am planning to take a day or two off next week…keyword PLANNING! So if nothing is posted a day or two, maybe I’m not dead but going to Dillard, Georgia specifically for cake…and corn casserole…and fudge…and to look at old stuff… or maybe stay at home and do nothing at all.

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    • Leah SLeah S says: 162 comments
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      TX

      Oh Kelly, I love the old postcard. I collect antique postcards, and have been able to find some of the people on genealogical websites, so it’s always fun to research.

      Cake, corn casserole, fudge, and old stuff … that sounds great. I hope you have a FUN and relaxing few days off, no matter what you decide to do!

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      • GypsyGypsy says: 206 comments
        wrong for my taste

        There is a FB group for reuniting old photos. About 20 years ago I bought an old album full of late 1800s-early 1900s photos with the hopes of finding family members. Only a few of them had names on the back. I wrote to everyone I could find with the same last name in the area and got no responses. Ancestry records show they seem to have died off.

        I would LOVE to find family photos of my ancestors. All of my grandparents things were lost in a flood. I have no idea what anyone past my grandparents looked like.

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        • Leah SLeah S says: 162 comments
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          TX

          Gypsy – that’s fascinating. I do remember running across the website for reuniting old family photos. I wish more people had written names on the back of photos so more could be identified. It’s such a shame when photos are lost, or when wonderful old photos exist and there’s no relatives left to reunite them with!

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    • Could be El Paso City. Same as we say New York City. The Marty Robbins song El Paso City comes to mind. About 500 miles. Close but not close enough to visit back then.

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    • 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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      1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
      Iowa County , WI

      Corn casserole? If you don’t go, I’ll take your place. Yum

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

        LOL 🙂 It’s ridiculously yummy (maybe my standards are lower than most?) Valley Cafe if anyone is near or in Dillard. I’d recommend it over The Dillard House even.

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

          Intriguing old house photo this week. Since Oklahoma attained statehood in 1907-it was called Indian Territory before then-its likely that the postcard dates after 1907 but that’s not terribly important in this context.

          Probably not an architect designed house here but likely built by an experienced carpenter who knew his way around a millwork or house supply catalog. The basic box massing of the house is decoratively embellished with patterned shingles, sawn and turned balusters, and a stock catalog gable ornament, but the scale of the house is a bit odd with what appears to be a very tall attic perhaps constructed to allow another floor to be added at some point? The woven wire fence is the same as an early 1900’s photo showed was in front of our home. (and similar to this example in Greenville, TX: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/8445459394/in/album-72157632685147361/) The porch posts and gingerbread ornaments are all standard millwork catlog items. Even the roof cresting is a standard pattern with a repeating acorn punched center hole finished by a metal crocket (Crocket is of British origin, which derives from the Middle English word “croket”, meaning “a large curl”.) A similar tin cresting pattern is seen on this c. 1900 church roof in Texas: (scroll down) https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/06/24/1899-church-bartlett-tx-2/

          The location of this house may have been on the outskirts of a smaller town as another windmill and house appear in the background. Around the turn of the last century, Axtell windmills, made in Fort Worth, Texas, were sold far and wide as having running well water was a blessing to regional farmers and their families. I found a photo of an Axtell model very similar to the one in this week’s photo: https://www.visitgranbury.com/listing/windmill-farm-bed-%26-breakfast/6271/# However, because of their popularity, a number of windmill makers were in business at that time. I love to examine old period photos of houses for the wealth of information they often provide. Thanks for the share.

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          • MJGMJG says: 1943 comments
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            CT

            I also found it odd the “fish scale” is hung upside down on the porch roof. I don’t often see that. Usually I see the round end pointing down.

            • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 393 comments
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              1850 Italianate, classical
              New Haven, CT

              Yea, I agree. IMO, the way the shingles are laid, they would tend to trap water between and under the shingles, rather than facilitating the rain’s downward flow off the porch roof. Does anyone know if there would be a working, functional explanation for the way the shingles are actually laid?

    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      What kind of cake? Yummy! Corn casserole sounds super & who doesn’t want to chow down on fudge? Looking at old stuff — I think I’ll come with you, it all sounds great!

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 914 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Carrot cake!

        There is Culpeppers Otto Depot arch. salvage and Bryant Antiques in North Carolina we like to go to as well as it’s just over the border from Georgia.

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        • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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          1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
          NC

          Carrot cake is my favorite!! I’ll join you! Save me a piece. Or, c’mon over here — we’re only about 2.5 hrs from the Georgia border, lol. I’ll look up those places next time we get in that direction — what more can you want than good eats and antique shops? When we drove to Texas recently we stayed overnight in Madison GA — pretty old town with a vibrant feeling. I wouldn’t mind staying for good!

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    • housefroghousefrog says: 56 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Where do you go for cake in Dillard? I pass through there a lot, and always enjoy cake!

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 914 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Valley Cafe. They have other flavors but Carrot is my favorite. If you stop, the vegetable plate is also very good. From green beans, fried okra, corn casserole, sweet potato souffle, coleslaw…all the calories. Lol

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        • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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          Add some fatty meat to that and it sounds yummy – ribs, chops, even fried chicken!

          Note to self: B’day is next week and have to find some good carrot cake. Been too long since my baby’s baker’s gone away.

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

            Happy early Birthday! 🙂

            Husband gets the Elk? Bison? something burger. But they have pretty good country fried steak too.

            • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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              Thanks! Today was my birthday, and I’m officially OLD, signed up for Medicare and eligible for monthly payments, which I’ll take because Why Not?
              There was carrot cake at the supermarket that looked OK, but my friend Tina came through with my other birthday favorite, apple pie! I asked her if she made it herself; she said F- No, which I found very funny! 30 sec. in the microwave, add a scoop of fudge ripple, I’m a happy guy.

              • JoeJoe says: 754 comments
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                1820 Federal
                Baltimore, MD

                Hi Jim,
                Happy belated. I turn 62 in November and feel like it must have been a genius who said that youth is wasted on the young. I selfishly hope that you enjoy good health and continue your reign as the best resource on OHD for the histories of old houses.

    • SueSue says: 533 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      That little girl is precious. I collect old postcards and I would say this one is a keeper.

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    • RayRay says: 199 comments
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      1958 prarie, or mid century
      Escondido, CA

      🙂

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    • RossRoss says: 2469 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Kelly!

      I love love love seeing the ever-expanding Supporter List!

      Remember how small it was, say, a year ago?

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    • MikeMike says: 365 comments
      1886 Queen Anne Victorian
      IL

      Kelly, the postmark on this card aroused this old mail man’s curiosity; it is certainly Custer City where this card was mailed. Here is a link: https://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt010.cfm to a handy site that allows you to search active and obsolete post offices by state, county, etc. It is very useful in identifying old postmarks; there are only a handful of offices in Oklahoma that have “City” in their name. At first I thought the last letter was P, but then I remembered that we do not use periods in postmarks, the dot is the end of the R. We still hand cancelled mail when I started many years ago, and my old Postmaster always insisted that we stamp our mark evenly and clearly; no sliding, blurred, or off-handed postmarks from our office, LOL

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  2. JoeJoe says: 754 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    I was looking at Second Empire houses from OHD under any status and came across an old favorite of mine that sold in 2016. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/04/28/c-1890-second-empire-auburn-ny/
    I wanted to see if repairs had been done since it sold. The November 2018 street view, shows that they have done some work on it. The porch has had some repairs. There is no telling what has been done inside. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9339975,-76.5591406,3a,32.2y,110.39h,100.06t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sTLrjZrwlEz77uvT9E0FCfg!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i13312!8i6656

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  3. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    New London, CT–1847 Greek Revival from the days when the city ranked as one of the three greatest whaling ports in the world, priced at $185,000:

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/new-london/142-vauxhall-st-170175100.php

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  4. Gail M.Gail M. says: 202 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    Isn’t there SOMEBODY out there who has a vision for this fantastic home and property right on the Flambeau river in Ladysmith, Wisconsin?? Built in 1908, price reduced to $160,000, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a wonderful family room addition (1950s) with a built in grill, huge stone fireplace, and a lift to bring firewood up from the tuck under garage! I don’t know if it’s still there, but there was a tank with windows in the largest trout pond that you could climb down in and watch the fish swim by. Trails throughout the property down to the river. A waterfall.
    https://www.edinarealty.com/homes-for-sale/417-w-4th-street-ladysmith-wi-54848-1522626#/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Candlelight house #2 is the house Joe mentioned above! Neat, neat!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      What a beautiful house, and wonderful story! It is unfortunate, though, that so many people remain under the misconception that applying for historic registry designation means they will have to adhere to a rigid set of standards. In fact, the registry is solely for recognition, and includes no protections whatsoever. A house could be placed on the registry today, and torn down tomorrow. The only way to enforce historic standards that I am aware of, is through the creation of local historic districts. In such case, the local district decides what standards, if any, will be imposed.

      With this in mind, I hope that Ms Andam will reconsider, because if this house is not on the registry already, it certainly seems deserving…

  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Happy Friday all!

    1874 Schoolcraft, MI, 299,500
    I enjoy the way the additions (my assumption) were added on as they all look like they were meant to be together and not any thoughtless addition just meant to get more space. I love the kitchen and look at that old stove. The house does not appear to be modernized and has been left alone, but it good shape.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8567-W-V-Ave-Schoolcraft-MI-49087/74114201_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2c131153-0e9e-4d22-a2df-d99984c46eee~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1857 Atchison, KS, 135,000
    The house appears to be covered in a stucco and then decorated to look like stone block. Nice carved and decorated front doors that on the interior are unpainted and beautiful with a decorative carved element above the windows. Great woodwork around the doors and tiled and carved fireplace… Sigh… there is too much to say about this lovely older home which is a renovation in progress.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1041-Santa-Fe-St-Atchison-KS-66002/122706600_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2fdd076d-3478-4a9f-9f2f-ef7b85114c98~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1905 Queen Anne, Pine Hill, NY 1,395,000
    31 Acres in the Catskills, restored. Built for Arther Brisbane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Brisbane
    This house has some lovely details, I am particularly in love the updated kitchen for its restraint, materials, windows, and the old cookstove. Beautiful details throughout. What a lovely summer home.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-Woodchuck-Hollow-Rd-Pine-Hill-NY-12480/2083318132_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2fad76dd-79d1-4d71-bfba-3ca2c0b36e79~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1769 Stone Georgian, Spring City, PA, 495,000
    Many period details, fireplaces, really cool door latch, and surprise! an indoor pool!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Cooks-Glen-Rd-Spring-City-PA-19475/54727846_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=f58c3d42-4578-4b9b-9dc0-7a04fcd75669~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1850 Shingled Cape, Dennis, MA, 650,000
    Nice, older, uncomplicated by modernity out on the Cape, I think about halfway out. I know they had a nice wine store there where we bought a good vinetage port, which still sits in our cellar. smile
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Corporation-Rd-Dennis-MA-02638/186881981_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=45d58668-7a0f-4ac0-8bc2-c15177a648e6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1840 Wilmington, VT, 495,000
    74 acres, nice old fireplaces, sugarhouse, uncomplicated or modernized kitchen and a sunroom for the long days of winter.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/49-Larson-Rd-Wilmington-VT-05363/75478258_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=3658df28-907a-46f5-a6fa-852b2977c7e6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1817 Ipswich, NH, 899,000
    Lovely old home with horse barn and indoor arena.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/599-Turnpike-Rd-New-Ipswich-NH-03071/117795612_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=9d7ae8c8-f0fa-4c5b-a64e-b40e033c9f20~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Wow Kimberly, you must have been saving up listings! I’m gonna save these for if Kelly takes time off this next week!

      (See Kelly, we’ll be fine!)

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Actually, I searched for houses on Zillow that had been for sale for only one day as I didn’t have time to look at everything on OHD this week. Just luck of the draw and I get a bit obsessive once I start. Smile

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

      The Atchison, Kansas house is said to date back to 1857 only a few years after the town was founded in 1854. However, the interior decor is decidedly early 1880-ish with many stylistic references to the short lived Aesthetic Movement with its emphasis on art to compliment architecture. The allegorical tiles were made by the English Minton & Co. and from the surviving numbers I’ve seen, must have been quite popular for a few years. At first, I thought much of the exterior was constructed of rusticated concrete but it was popular about 50 years after the 1850’s. Whatever it is, I’m sure it was a later alteration. Bricks probably fired on sit in the 1850’s would have been of a soft nature and easily eroded by weathering over time. A look in streetview shows a number of adjacent period homes. Atchison is in many ways an outdoor museum of 19th and early 20th century residential architecture. The historic homes of Atchison range from tiny workers cottages to sprawling millionaires’ mansions and everything in-between. Thanks for sharing.

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      • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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        1971 Uninspired split-level
        Prairie Village, KS

        What in the world is that creature doing the poor cat in the fireplace tile? lol

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

          These Minton tiles are based on Aesop’s fables: https://thedecoratedtile.fandom.com/wiki/Aesop%27s_Fables_-_Mintons_China_Works they are in the style of Victorian artist J. Moyr Smith who celebrated all things medieval. I’m not sure I can tie the monkey apparently pressing the frightened cat towards a fire to a specific fable but that is what its supposed to represent as do the other figured tiles. Thanks Jim, for the historical information. It appears this Italianate style house has seen changes since the 1860’s. I did notice in looking up at the ceiling there is MDF chipboard visible not what I’d expect to see if the house was intact. Still, finding an Atchison house with such a strong Aesthetic Movement flavor is surely a rare find.

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          I looked it up, monkey and the cat, one creature sacrificing another for their own end. Sounds more Grimm than Aesop. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_and_the_Cat

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

            Thanks Kimberly for finding the real story behind the tale. So, the Minton tile doesn’t even represent one of Aesop’s fables? Interesting. The fable must have been very current and popular around 1870 when this tile was made. Now, I and everyone else knows the real story thanks to your diligent work.

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        • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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          1971 Uninspired split-level
          Prairie Village, KS

          I meant to say “doing to” in my original post. My erroneous omission of that little word gave my comment an unintended inference. Ugh….

      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        I love hearing the information you added, it brings the house alive.

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      • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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        The Atchison property was in fact a brick Italianate structure with a large belvedere as shown on old maps. It was built for Rev. Thomas H. Storts as a residence and school called the Atchison Male & Female Seminary. In 1860, 22 students boarded there.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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      The Brisbane estate in the Catskills is superb even if the renovation is slightly overdone. It was surrounded by proposed Belleayre development but the state wisely took that part of the project for parkland.

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  6. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 96 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    CLARIFICATION: Please note that I am not posting this island property because it is extraordinary (which it is, though I would like more interior photos) or because it has spectacular and unparalleled views (which it has, with 63.5 acres in Long Island Sound at Darien, Connecticut, and a dock that can accommodate a 100-foot yacht). I am posting this 1915 nine-bedroom mansion—with an additional 19th century farmhouse, three other very nice homes for guests and caretakers, and numerous other outbuildings—to see, just for fun, if SonofSyosset now holds the record for the most expensive property ever posted to Old House Dreams… at $120,000,000 (yes, zeroes and commas are correctly placed). And because inquiring minds want to know: with 20% down ($24,000,000) at favorable rates just under 4%, the monthly payment on a 30-year fixed mortgage with taxes and insurance will be … just short of $549,000. Maybe the new owners will just pay cash.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19-Great-Is_Darien_CT_06820_M42029-45300

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  7. MichaelMichael says: 2529 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    1904 Queen Ann, Rawlins, Wyoming 895.000
    Also known as the Ferris Mansion. It is a George Barber design.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/607-W-Maple-St_Rawlins_WY_82301_M70455-01108

    Also from wikipedia:

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

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

    Not too much new in the Connecticut Hills this week. But let me show you a few that caught my eye.

    This 1915 Dutch Colonial Revival sits at the edge of the village of Washington Depot and is listed for $339k. It’s a wonderful location to walk to everything in town. The gardens of this home have been a little neglected, at one time they were photographed for a few magazines. I’m sure someone with some gardening knowledge could return the hillside to really match the cottage charm of the house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Cook-St_Washington-Depot_CT_06794_M46968-60462?view=qv#photo25

    This 1870 Shingle Style in Plymouth, Ct is listed for $249k. The stone and shingle look is quite appealing. With a little rethinking, it could be awfully charming again.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/50-North-St_Plymouth_CT_06782_M38478-88517?view=qv

    A 1792 Greek Revival in New Milford, Ct listed for $524k has my vote for one of the best screened in porches I’ve seen in a while.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/33-Wheaton-Rd_New-Milford_CT_06776_M35808-79751?view=qv

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    • SueSue says: 533 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I was going to post the 1870 Shingle in Plymouth. Isn’t it adorable? Since it has almost three acres I put it in my favorites. Love the New Milford house. I wish New Milford and Woodstock were not so far from Jeff’s work. So many wonderful houses.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6530 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Really great house there in New Milford, dw. Looks like a turn key deal to me with it’s lovely, soft, warm, decor. Great basic, but comfortable and serviceable, 80’s kitchen. Even the dated, brickoleum floor looks to be in great condition. That takes me back. Heheheh.

      Great original and period details throughout. Fantastic barn; and LOVELY property. Wouldn’t we all love to have a big ole spacious MBR like that with a GREAT old fireplace?. Those floors are priceless! Nice.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/2338809403/8bfd91b78bd87596c520c3c3bd8e974bl-m18xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg

      TY

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

    TGIF!
    Here is a 1777 in Goshen, MA for $429,000 respectfully restored:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/72-Ball-Rd_Williamsburg_MA_01096_M94509-42324
    A 1909 brick colonial in Holyoke, MA for $204,500.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/49-Glen-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M39125-47495
    An 1805 in Cornwall, VT with 13+ acres for $499,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Lemon-Fair-Rd-Cornwall-VT-05753/81624931_zpid/
    An 1895 in Springfield, MA for $230,000 – not a lot of pictures
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Washington-Rd-Springfield-MA-01108/56232661_zpid/
    Lovely 1933 in Longmeadow,MA price reduced today to $300,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Washington-Rd-Springfield-MA-01108/56232661_zpid/
    1891 in Springfield, MA for 269,900 – lots of rooms & lots of pictures
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/76-Florida-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M33021-36432

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  10. SueSue says: 533 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I am going to add to DWR’s CT houses. Truly if I didn’t have to have land for the babies (horses) there would be a wealth of old houses for me to choose from.

    My first choice is this 1926 4,739 square foot Tudor Mansion in West Hartford, CT. I think the outside of this charmer looks like a fairy tale house. This poor girl has been neglected and looks tired and rough around the edges but there is a lot to love.
    A short sale listed for 375,00..only 74 dollars a square foot!!!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1954-Albany-Ave_West-Hartford_CT_06117_M38240-56473?ex=CT2294499244

    I really, really love this 1760 Colonial in East Granby CT. It sits on six acres with two amazing barns. You can see the work that happened in the sixties but it retains a lot of original features. It’s cozy with a capital C but at over 2,800 square feet it isn’t small. The cherry paneled family room reminds me of the inside of many a Maine Summer cottage. It’s been on the market for over 107 days. Listed for 379,000 with taxes on the high side at 795.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/44-Hatchett-Hill-Rd_East-Granby_CT_06026_M41146-39662?ex=CT618185645#photo40

    As always I have to add the fantasy houses. The first one is on Great Diamond Island, Maine. Just a short ferry ride from Portland. This 1870 home is part of Old Fort McKinley that has been turned into a summer community (although you could live there all year long. At 4,554 sqft with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths this must have been an officer’s home. This one is quite splendid with it’s stained glass windows, tinned ceilings, huge windows, beautiful built ins, plentiful gleaming woodwork and period lighting. They have done such a good job renovating without spoiling. How lovely to sit on your front porch with an ocean breeze keeping you cool.(Or walk to Diamond’s Edge Restaurant which is amazing.) Priced at 599,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/160-McKinley-Court-Diamond-Cv_Portland_ME_04109_M33011-66140?view=qv

    OK, the last one and the most pricey. This is the 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 8,701 square foot historic David Tod House in Suffield, CT. It was built in 1795 and is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Even the kitchen was done thoughtfully (you have to check out the huge vintage wall fridge). Personally I would have have been happy with the Butler’s pantry as my kitchen. You have to check out the woodwork, curved archways,renovated carriage house,cozy nooks and grand rooms. I would call this girl tastefully elegant. Amazingly this home sits on over 8 acres in town and has a barn for horses. If you want to have fun use Google to go down Main St. and look at all the other amazing homes near this one. Sadly it has been listed since 2017. Priced at $1,790,000 with taxes of 2,290 a month. Sigh, if only.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/285-S-Main-St_Suffield_CT_06078_M36859-06366?ex=CT601801833#photo0

    Article about the house.

    http://lostnewengland.com/2017/08/david-tod-house-suffield-connecticut/

    DAVID TOD— 1746-1827

    DAVID TOD, first of the name and son of Robert
    and Isabella Low Tod, was, according to his son George,
    born in the Shire of Perth, Scotland, thirteen miles from
    the City of Perth, in October, 1746.

    He came to America in 1751 when fifteen years
    old, and landed at Boston where he remained for several
    years. From Boston, he removed to Suffield, Conn.
    where he purchased some land March 17, 1770. as re-
    corded in Suffield Land Records

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  11. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1923. The exterior resembles a 1920’s-era high school. This is a fine home with many upper-class features. It must have belonged to a important Columbus resident in 1923. $950K

    Columbus, GA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1617-Summit-Dr-Columbus-GA-31906/76539365_zpid/

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  12. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    A couple of houses near me…

    1) 1930 brick colonial, $239,900, nice neighborhood, reasonable taxes, lot next door available??
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2218-Douglas-Cres-Utica-NY-13501/31574302_zpid/

    2) 1940 Cape, $159,900, also nice neighborhood, cute and not quite as tiny as it looks; already contingent, but hey…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-Ardmore-Pl-Utica-NY-13501/143290817_zpid/

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  13. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    There’s been a lot on my plate the last couple of weeks, so I’m not up-to-date with shares, but I wanted to make sure no one missed yet another lovely upstate New York stone house. This one is from 1854 and includes caretakers’s cottage, garage and stables on 193 acres for a mere $2.895 million:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/940-Craigville-Rd-Chester-NY-10918/163544860_zpid/

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  14. JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1895 – Kingston NY – $325k
    The nicely preserved home of Urban G. Edinger (1853-1934), printer for the Kingston Freeman newspaper.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/51-W-Chester-St-Kingston-NY-12401/32835049_zpid/

    The Queen Anne to the left is also from 1895, the home and studio of local artist Emily DuBois Hoysradt for 87 years.
    https://goo.gl/maps/tc5kbArmtcpTx2Ee7

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      This is a very appealing house, and I love the ceiling fixture and stair detail. In the 2nd and 3rd photos, though, it looks like something odd is going on with the front entry…?

  15. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Ellington, NY (Chautauqua County)–1849 Greek Revival house with other associated structures, priced at $230,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/770-W-Main-St_Kennedy_NY_14747_M38940-00306?view=qv

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    • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
      OHD Supporter

      That’s a fantastic house with a mysterious history. The simple Greek Revival details are wonderful!
      Local merchant Mason Dexter Hatch (1823-1857) owned the property in 1849 and died young a few years later. Did he build the house or does it predate his ownership? The widow Mercy Shaw bought it for only $100 in 1856 and lived there with her sister Mariette Todd until she died in 1879. There’s a story there waiting to be teased out of the old records.

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  16. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Ellington, NY (Chautauqua County) 1849 village Greek Revival with an interesting collection of other historic structures for $230,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/770-W-Main-St_Kennedy_NY_14747_M38940-00306?view=qv

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  17. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    The listing says 1840…can that be correct??? The exterior is convincing. This is a large, impressive home in the country. It’s had some updates but even so, it’s quite a place. I’d love to know more about it’s history. The street view is nice…looks quite peaceful. I’ve always thought Kentucky was a beautiful state. I’d take this home in a heartbeat. $250K

    Milton, KY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7801-Highway-36-W-Milton-KY-40045/236098531_zpid/

  18. JosephJoseph says: 412 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    I’ve been looking at Rhode Island listings, and since we had one from Glocester I looked on Trulia and found this 19th century (it looks like it evolved over the years). 159K foreclosure – the carriage house is most intriguing!

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ri/chepachet/15-dorr-dr-chepachet-ri-02814–2002610746

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  19. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1847 shingled Cape, Pembroke, ME, 25,000
    I just had to post this poor old house. It is a work in progress and not sure why the plaster was removed and brought down to studs. Look at picture 26 and see how wide some of the boards are in the wall. We saw this in our 1830 family home with two foot wide (and thick!) wall boards up in the attic space. I hope this home falls into good hands and heart.
    from the listing:
    My carpenter buddy and I bought this last year with the intention that it would become his home. We loved the rambling nature of the old house and the setting. However, things have changed, and he is no longer available to assist with the project. Thus, we are selling it at a HUGE loss. Ideally it will be purchased by someone with a love for old homes. The house retains a lot of its charm and the land is lovely with towering old trees and vestiges of gardens from the past. This is a wonderful, quiet setting near to the public boat landing.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/361-Old-County-Rd-Pembroke-ME-04666/2088748894_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=8dbae9a9-88c7-4b09-ae87-bd1e1ae9a8a5~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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

    1861, New London, Ohio, textbook Italianate house with a rooftop cupola for $115,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Shadyside-Ave-New-London-OH-44851/2084043057_zpid/? over 4,000 sq. feet, four bedrooms, three baths. Need a little TLC but the period details remain.

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  21. Ilion, NY – $359,900.00 1866. Amazing house! Check out that bathroom and the carriage house!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/317-W-Main-St_Ilion_NY_13357_M36365-01601?view=qv

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    • JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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      The Thomas Richardson House, built by an attorney and owned by his family until the 1980’s, then restored as a B&B. Essentially unaltered and indeed amazing!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Amazing house and property here. With a generous 2.83 acres, a top tier interior and other outstanding details, this could be someone’s “forever” dream home. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. hillhousehillhouse says: 64 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1899 Stick
    Bluefield, WV

    The 1866 Ilion Second Empire is extraordinary! “Palatial” springs to mind.

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  23. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $269,000 for a Victorian in Viroqua Wisconsin. No build date given,but I’d guess 1890’s. Bed and breakfast but outside the kitchen and extra entertainment and seating, it looks pretty original.
    I show it as being “just listed “, but I could swear I posted this before. Maybe off the market for awhile?

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Viroqua/500-E-Church-St-54665/home/168610964

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

      Very nice looking house inside and out. I think the house probably dates from 1895 to about 1905 based on the woodwork trim and fretwork. Thanks for sharing.

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