September 27, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t know if the old house in the photo still stands.

    The people photo is not associated with the house photo. I love old photos that show people smiling. Contrary to popular belief, at a certain point people didn’t need to stand still for minutes on end while a photo was being taken. Photographic technology by the time the Civil War was over only needed a few seconds, as time went on it became nearly instant. Check out this Time article that delves into smiling in old photos: link. My opinion is that photography was new and people just weren’t accustomed to smiling for photos yet. How many of you started smiling for photos before being told to?

    In case you missed last weeks, for those interested, you are able to edit your profile by clicking the cogwheel under your profile cover photo. Choose to “Edit Profile” from the drop down menu after clicking the cogwheel. I’m still trying to get a link underneath your comment name. It should be easy but it feels like I start all over with understanding code every time I have to write it. 😀

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

    What will ten grand get you in New York?

    Circa-1815 New England saltbox overlooking the Allegany River and mountains in Salamanca:

    https://www.redfin.com/NY/Salamanca/853-W-State-St-14779/home/79318719

    Circa-1840 brick Greek Revival in North Bangor, at the foot of the North Adirondacks:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/new-york/franklin/north-bangor/11861698/1991-ny11b.html

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1152 comments
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      I wish that Salamanca house had inside photos. It sure looks like there’s a lot of exterior work to be done. The North Bangor house…Love it! But that one photo…is that the foundation crumbling away? Thats going to take some money!

  3. Eastern Shore, MD 1764 Galloway Mansion. Video of home being moved by barge up Chesapeake Bay. A distance of 50 miles, taking 9 hours. Home was purchased to be restored at new site.
    Since a good portion of the fittings and furnishings were probably delivered by boat originally this is a trip back up the bay.

    http://www.wboc.com/story/41100346/historic-home-begins-water-voyage-from-easton-to-queenstown

    Maryland Historical Society record:
    https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/Talbot/T-104.pdf

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I was wondering how that was going to go, cool!

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/11/16/c-1760-georgian-easton-md/

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    • MWMW says: 904 comments

      I went to look at this house when it was 1st put up for sale a couple Summers ago. It was definitely a great house with a lot of potential, but clearly was in need of a rescue and the area developing around it was not helping. As much as I hate to see houses moved from their original locations in general, this house was definitely a good candidate for that, even though being so large and of brick, it made the likelihood of that unlikely, even for maybe just a short distance down the road away from the highway and commercial development. So it was very surprising to see that it was not only moved, but across the bay! Sounds a bit crazy. But I’m glad there are enough benevolently crazy people left in this world to be willing and able to do this type of thing. I wish them all the luck and success restoring the house and making it a home again. Easton’s loss is Queenstown’s gain for sure.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      That is so cool! The move cost just under $1 million. Fascinating to watch how they put the house on the barge & how the tugboat works out the voyage. Really impressive buyers with dedication to restoring it to its original state and keeping it for generations to come. Amazing fact: the new property was once owned by one of the children of the family who built the house — it contains a family graveyard.
      More interesting facts here: https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ac-cn-easton-house-move-0926-20190925-wxfizz2g3vdkti2yizo3ytjqhi-story.html

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    • SueSue says: 536 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      This just amazes me. Each time I see or read a house has been moved I am stunned that we can actually do it. I think it is touching that the house was delivered to the family graveyard. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      still can’t believe houses can be moved… How can they not be damaged in their structure, cracking the bond between the bricks, or cracking the plaster on lath inside… Mind-boggling to me!

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  4. 67drake67drake says: 269 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $48,000 in Sherman NY. Build date in the 1820’s, but looks like it was added on to.
    I don’t know why this was this was sent to me as it’s on the other side of the country. Looks like it might have some potential, and the price is reasonable.

    https://www.movoto.com/sherman-ny/170-park-st-sherman-ny-14781-486_r1228570/for-sale/

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1152 comments
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      I know this house, as my dad used to have land in the Town of Sherman. I always wondered about when it was built-I didn’t know that houses existed in this area, that dated from the early 1800’s. Its not a big town at all, nothing much going on there. To ge to a decent grocery store, you have to drive probably nearly half an hour, to get to a Wegman’s in Lakeville. I wish there were more interior photos. I’m hoping all it needs is some elbow grease, and someone will snap it up.

  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Just a few today as I am heading outdoors into the sunshine:

    1876 Italianate, Savannah, GA, 2,475,000
    I gladly post this one just for the exterior. I am in love with the porch detail and color.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/209-E-Gaston-St-211-Savannah-GA-31401/2085983682_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=231218fd-f0aa-432b-8d34-9df67a206b19~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1955 FLW student Foster Rhodes Jackson, La Verne, CA, 4, 500,000
    Colossal
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5000-Live-Oak-Canyon-Rd-La-Verne-CA-91750/21653850_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=bee122d8-1cd7-4254-9fc9-c4ea79ed3685~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1911 Colonial Revival, Yonkers, NY, 1,570,000
    If you look at the street view and look at the house directly to the right, you will see a sore subject for me. This is a family home. The first house up on the hill, built in 1900. The only other building was a church. It was designed by one of my Metcalfe relatives (who also worked on the Grand Central Station project). All I have are memories of this once beautiful Tudor revival as the folks who bought it from my grandparents painted the exterior timbers pale blue-the entire outside is a monotone color scheme, inside as well.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-AKA-13-Puritan-Ave-Yonkers-NY-10710/2082711212_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=dd5f660b-24e1-4929-8163-d8acde483717~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1958, Dillsboro, IN, 850,00
    From the listing: Nike Missile Base # CD-63. 10 buildings, 3 missile silos, 5,161 Lineal Ft. of 8 Ft. high fence with Barbed wire strands at top all on 14.58 acres. The 10 above ground buildings are all built Army strong with the highest strength concrete available at the time. Fully functional underground home in the center Missile Silo with full bath and a separate spa room that has a sauna, hot tub and a full bath. Indoor swimming pool measuring 23’X14′ with one end made into a 14’X19′ aquarium attached to the pool. 32X40 horse stables w/ 3 stalls., a tack room and hay storage. Too much more to list! The other 2 missile silos can be converted to underground storage or living as well.
    What do I like about this place? The history.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8854-State-Route-262-Dillsboro-IN-47018/249742482_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=691adaa6-ce1a-4088-b8cc-4d6cfeb8d8ca~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Hi Kimberly, I grew up on Brookdale Drive, right at the end of Oakland Ave. Spent many hours catching frogs and goldfish in the Troublesome Brook.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Rick, are these streets near Puritan? My memories are foggy, I do not remember the street names but I do remember spring breaks from college, with a good college friend in tow, and walking down the hill to the Tuckahoe station and into the city for the day. Always back by evening for “refreshments” served by my grandfather. Ha
        My mother or uncle might know better

      • Yes, Brookdale Drive is next to Scarsdale Road, near the old stone church that sits next to The Bronx River Parkway. My Mom’s house is one block towards Central Avenue near the Elementary School on Scarsdale Road.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      The Yonkers house is worth mentioning of course, past my memories and sadness of the changes of the house next door. The Yonkers house listed was, in the 60s and perhaps 70s the Ramsey’s house. I believe two or three elderly siblings lived there. I met them, I remember a stone room with great windows off to the right of the entrance, and my brother riding their chair lift up the main stair. But most of my memories are of a grand stone home and carriage building out back, seen from my grandparents home next door.

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

      Kimberly, I have loved that Savannah house for eons. The gray looks good, but I think I remember it being army green when I lived in Savannah. All pictures from that era are lost. Probably for the best!

      I shall be unkind for a bit. The Jackson house in California. It feels like he took so many good ideas from a master, but there is no soul? It feels just empty to me. And then, there is the issue of those high tension towers. They sprawl all over this house, at least in the pictures. I cannot imagine spending that sort of money with those towers as a main feature of the view.

      Interesting to hear your memories of good old houses, I think we are all influenced from an early age by our surroundings. Architecture is more powerful than many realize.

      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Dwr, I do agree with you about the Jackson house. It is not anything I would aspire too, but I am curious as to why that enormous form would be a home. It has the feel more of a business structure. I would still like to walk through it and see what human scale can be found. I appreciate your comments.

    • SueSue says: 536 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I adore Savannah and that first house is just so haunting. I am dying to see pictures inside of it. How can they not have interior pics?

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

    Good afternoon, all! Fall color is beginning to be seen in a few trees, and it’s definitely time to light a fire at night. I’ve been banging my head against a wall going through a lot of remuddled new listings this week, so I’m going to show a few that I didn’t post in the last few weeks.

    First, the one that made me stay up and consider moving this week, Kelly has already posted. If you haven’t browsed it, look again as it is a charmer. I always fall in love with a house owned by writers and artists. 1700 eyebrow Cape, Winchester, Ct 239k. If this doesn’t make you want to move to the country, then nothing will.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/09/26/winsted-ct/

    I hesitate to post some of the more expensive ones some times, but they are certainly instructive and dream worthy. This 1790 Federal on 147 acres in Warren, Ct is listed for 2.925 million. It was the home of the late author, Phillip Roth. Love that stone floored sun room.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/250-Melius-Rd_Warren_CT_06754_M45225-98033?view=qv

    A very interesting Neo-Greek Revival from 1935 in Washington, Ct listed for 1.85 million.
    This was designed by Wallace Harrison who later lead the design of Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and other NYC landmarks He was definitely a modernist, so this house is a departure. His brother was married to Abigail Rockefeller and Wallace was an architectural advisor to Nelson Rockefeller. I’d love to know more of this home’s history, I pass by it all the time. William Powell and Myrna Loy would have been quite at home here. I am also pleased to report that the current owners didn’t muck up the kitchen, though the baths got awfully fancy.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/69-Painter-Ridge-Rd_Washington_CT_06793_M49564-10291?view=qv

    I usually breeze past multifamilies, but this one may be different. It’s an 1860 Stick Style in Woodbury, Ct listed for 289k. It’s a great location, and the price has come down to a point where it would be financially feasible to turn it back into a single family. There aren’t any interior pictures, but the exterior details that are there are pretty special. I think the inside might not be too bad.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31-Washington-Rd_Woodbury_CT_06798_M44820-93686?view=qv

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      The Washington home is very special. My favorite era – the scale of the rooms is both generous and simultaneously intimate. Love it!

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

        It was long neglected and I wondered what would happen to it. I looked it up and the current owners have been there almost 20 years. The pictures do not do it justice. The spot of land it is on is incredible.

    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      You found some stunners this week. All of them are a pleasure to see & the photos remind me how much beauty there is in Conn., where we lived for about 15 years. Too bad there aren’t interior photos of the last house — as you say, it has a lot going for it.

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

        Thanks, Laurie. I am a tireless advocate of this state. I’ve bounced around a bit and felt the draw to move back here. Particularly in the areas I often show, there is a great wealth of quiet talent. Artists in all disciplines live in these tiny towns. I am always inspired.

  7. JulieJulie says: 342 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    Lovely 1880’s salmon coloured double brick villa in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. Stained glass windows, high ceilings, wide plank flooring, fireplaces and note the mint condition coal range in the brick kitchen. It also has a conservatory which is something I hope to have one day. It is for Negotiation and has a valuation of $US1,425,627.00

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1451077

    Very well maintained 1896 farmhouse on 54 acres near Invercargill in the far south of the South Island. It has been in the same family for five generations and has a warm, country feel. It is for Negotiation and has a valuation of $US642,124.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3596209

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  8. Anne M.Anne M. says: 881 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Very charming 1918 in West Springfield, MA for $214,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-Field-St-West-Springfield-MA-01089/56237983_zpid/
    1906 Arts & Crafts in Benson, VT $375,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2279-Stage-Rd-Benson-VT-05743/299473891_zpid/
    1874 in Highgate Center, VT for $239,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6635-Vt-Route-78-Highgate-Center-VT-05459/2082692228_zpid/
    1810 Brandon VT – the childhood home of Stephen Douglas (of Lincoln-Douglas debate fame) for $500,000 – very handsome home
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2273-Arnold-District-Rd-Brandon-VT-05733/250976584_zpid/
    1760/1860 in Ferrisburgh, VT for $249,900 beautiful setting
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3238-Route-7-Ferrisburgh-VT-05456/224228481_zpid/
    1899 in Springfield, MA for $299,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83-Dartmouth-St-Springfield-MA-01109/56208237_zpid/
    Build date says 1830, but this is more likely 1930 Tudor in Longmeadow, MA for $469,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25-Chatham-Rd-Longmeadow-MA-01106/56182238_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice group of houses Anne! The silo was a surprise from the Douglas homestead what a neat re-use and new view for the place.

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

      The Ferrisburgh house is my favorite. The simple Italianate lines are quite nice, and the more Greek Revival woodwork is interesting. Just needs a little rethinking.

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  9. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 162 comments
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    1955 Ranch for $399,900 in Skokie, IL

    *Love* the original pink plaid countertop in the second bathroom!! Original windows and maybe original (newly painted) kitchen cabinets too? A very bright, well-kept house throughout.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8735-Monticello-Ave-Skokie-IL-60076/3538111_zpid/?

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  10. THE MILLS B. LANE HOUSE ( c. 1907)
    26 East Gaston Street – Savannah, Georgia
    6 BR | 8+ BATH | $5,995,000
    Fun Fact: This exquisite home was featured in the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance.”
    Listed by Staci Donegan (Seabolt Real Estate): https://www.christiesrealestate.com/sales/detail/170-l-78226-f1904120040700017/26-e-gaston-street-savannah-ga-31401
    Photo Credit: Wayne Moore – Back River Photography

    THE CHESNUTT HOUSE ( c. 1897)
    701 Whitaker Street – Savannah, Georgia
    5 BR | 3.5 BATH | $2,225,000
    Fun Fact: This Queen Anne Victorian home with Moorish fretwork overlooks Forsyth Park.
    Listed by Staci Donegan (Seabolt Real Estate): https://www.christiesrealestate.com/sales/detail/170-l-78226-f1904170038700026/701-whitaker-street-savannah-ga-31401
    Photo Credit: Wayne Moore – Back River Photography

    THE WEDDING CAKE MANSION ( c. 1869)
    14 East Taylor Street – Savannah, Georgia
    8 BR | 8.5 BATH | $4,200,000 (with main house, garden suite and carriage house)
    Fun Fact: The Wedding Cake Mansion is one of Savannah’s most opulent vacation rentals, overlooking picturesque Monterey Square.
    Listed by Staci Donegan (Seabolt Real Estate): https://www.christiesrealestate.com/sales/detail/170-l-78226-1904161140598464/14-east-taylor-street-historic-district-savannah-ga-31401
    Photo Credit: Wayne Moore – Back River Photography

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  11. JkleebJkleeb says: 283 comments
    Seattle, WA

    1926 Tudor, Kula (Maui) Hawaii, $6.9mm

    It is always jarring for me to see Tudor revival style homes from the 20’s and 30’s in Hawaii (not that there are that many, but there are a couple on Kauai I’ve seen). There aren’t many interior photos but it looks like the interior was built in a lighter colonial revival style than the typical Tudor. It seems to have had surprisingly little major updating. The gardens in this upland location are wonderful. Yes, it is expensive but given how few old Hawaii houses come on the market I thought it was worth a look. I apologize if it has been posted before–I can’t recall where I first found this listing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-Kepa-Rd-Kula-HI-96790/734996_zpid/?

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  12. Sandy BSandy B says: 765 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1860 Italianate on 4.5 acres in New Burgh, NY priced at $559,000. Gorgeous house and they didn’t even throw out the early four piece GREEN bathroom fixtures…..love that bathroom! This has a super barn complete with climbing wall..!! Of course it’s NY, so taxes are very high….unfortunately.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/328-North-St-Newburgh-NY-12550/31792516_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo_savedhomeremind4-image&utm_term=urn:msg:2019092812455851c0144a82a71e7c

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

    One more, to add for the week. A granite Greek Revival built in 1844, Derby Ct, 200k. An enormous mansion, really. It was built for John Howe, the inventor of the pin-making process. It seems to me to look a bit more like a typical Charleston single house, from the front elevation. It needs much love and attention. From the plaque pictured, it appears that it was donated to the Derby Historical Society in 1986. I wonder what happened? It surely was the finest house in town, when it was built.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/213-Caroline-St_Derby_CT_06418_M96593-30062?view=qv

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    • MWMW says: 904 comments

      Agree, I wonder what happened too. Was donated in 1986 to the historical society and now looks like this? Appears to have suffered at least decades of serious neglect at this point. Hopefully a new owner can change that around. It is a beautiful looking house, at least on the outside, well worth saving.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Great find DWR. I hope this house finds sensitive restoration.

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    • CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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      1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
      NY

      I got a grand tour of this house maybe 20 years ago, and it does not appear to have deteriorated significantly since that time. I believe the street view you are looking at–the ‘Charleston single house’ lookalike–was originally the side of the building; the façade faced south and is now hemmed in by later construction built on what were the spacious grounds that surrounded it in the 1840s. The Derby Historical Society already had a museum house–a good one, dating back to 1698. And for a small, decidedly non-affluent city of 12,000 to support two museums, and to undertake the renovations necessary to return this place to a semblance of its original grandeur, was just not financially possible. I hope a private buyer can be found to carry out the vision the Historical Society had for the place.

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      • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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        1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
        NC

        Good points, CharlesB. Donating a house to a local non-profit or to a gov’t entity can be a risky prospect. Often it works out fine but many houses experience tragic degeneration when the org. hasn’t the means to maintain it. The best way to ensure a building’s survival is to endow it and appoint responsible overseers; most people can’t do that and therefore assume giving it to an association will do the trick. There’s no easy answer, either way — an honest assessment as to whether it is in a locality that can support a house museum financially and population-wise, and whether it is interesting enough to attract visitors. Hard, when you love a house, but necessary for a prudent decision.

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

        Thanks for shedding some light, CharlesB. I looked around the internet after I posted, and the historical society web page announced they had already done an exterior renovation and were getting ready for the next stages. Big dreams, little coffers. I understand that very well. Derby is well-positioned to be a draw, at least as far as location. If Connecticut could get our aging rail system kicked into high gear, I do not doubt that this would be a thriving spot. Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite happened.

        I am a ridiculous optimist, so I hope that this house is saved. It certainly deserves attention.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      We call those double side porches piazzas down here, and it’s interesting to see them on a Greek Revival in CT.

      Old pic showing the setting prior to being crowded by the neighboring houses…
      http://derbyhistorical.org/images/Howe%20House%20old.jpg

      It looks like the local historical society was soliciting support to turn it into The Lower Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Center and an exterior restoration had been completed when the page was created.

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  14. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 155 comments
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    TX

    I found this lovely lady with a listed build date of 1900
    and if you “drive” around the neighborhood, she’s got some gorgeous neighbors too.
    5 beds 3.5 baths 3,492 sq ft
    5,940 sqft lot
    Asking price: $429,000

    361 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/361-Porter-Ave_Buffalo_NY_14201_M35949-30968#photo35

    Realtor’s notes say:
    “Built in 1900, the award-winning Patrick E. Stanton House” exemplifies the epitome of Eastlake architecture within the Queen Anne style of Victorian homes. Recently went under a massive, multi-year renovation and restoration to modernize for today’s daily life demands and maintain architectural details inside and out that give this home such depth in character. Features: wood pillars w/ repeated rectangular inset theme; antique brass Windsor pattern hinges and brass butterfly motif door knobs; working pocket doors; crown molding. Renovated, gourmet kitchen has white limestone counters, ss appliances, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and walk-in pantry with dual zone wine/beverage fridge. Tear-off roof ’15, restored front porch, refinished quarter-sawn oak hw flrs. Also listed as MUL #B1228475.”

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  15. natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I’m taking a break from demo to vent. I am tearing out a non-load bearing wall. After pulling off 1/4 plywood, and 1/4 fiberboard (and discovering some cool old wallpaper too) I got down to the planks. The wall is built of two layers of planks. They are 1×12 fir, running vertical on one side and horizontal on the other. Beautiful planks nine and a half feet long!

    And they’ve been nailed through in many places, and the nails are bent over!!!! *scream*

    Honestly, it’s ridiculous how many nails I have pulled over the course of my major re-build. I have nearly worn out a nail puller. But when I saw those bent over nails I just wanted to sit down and cry.

    This is the last phase of reconstruction, thankfully. And the last of the demo. And I really want to salvage the planks, so I think I’ll use a chisel to pry up the nail ends, then cut them off with a grinder. Sparks will fly! Weeee!

    Unless someone has a better idea? Or a burning desire to come to my house and pull nails? I have chili and beer in the fridge!

    There has been an interesting side effect to all the construction I’ve done since last August. I discovered yesterday that I can do push ups! And not the girly kind either, real push-ups! *grin*

    Thanks for letting me vent.

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 155 comments
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      TX

      I feel your pain completely! In our house, when we removed old carpeting to expose what we hoped would be a reasonably good looking hardwood floor beneath, we found that someone had gone through and driven nails into the floor in a bunch of places, I guess trying to stop the floor from squeaking. The person was clearly worse at hammering nails than I am (and that’s really saying something because I’m pretty bad) because, for every well-sunken nail, there were 3 or 4 bent ones nearby that the person just left behind. It was an exasperating project because the bent nails broke off with very little force. Bring on the grinder!!

      So, please know that you’re not alone and I hear ya and feel your pain! 🙂

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      • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        tcmchickie,

        I’m REALLY hoping I don’t find anything like that! I’m going to be pulling up the 3/4 fiberboard and lino tiles from the floor to expose the fir flooring underneath. I know from looking under the house that it should be in great shape…. but you just never know with old houses!

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        • mariebushmanmariebushman says: 231 comments
          1919 Bungalow
          Richmond, CA

          We had to pull up three layers of flooring, four, if you count the indoor outdoor carpeting they (previous owners) put in the kitchen, so we could use the fir floors. Our floor guy did a wonderful job of removing the glue that held the lino in place, but we found that we had some nail holes that needed filling with wood putty. Not a perfect match, but I love the old growth fir. We have this flooring in the hall and bedrooms.

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    • ScottScott says: 339 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Box construction. Very common in the Pacific Northwest in the 1880s. I’ve seen that type of construction used for exterior walls, too.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Scott,

        Yep, all planks. But the exterior walls have the planks running horizontal.

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 765 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I investigated an 1857 house here on Bainbridge Is., WA, whose exterior construction consisted totally of vertical planks nailed (some simply hanging on rusty nails at this point) to a sill on rocks. The cladding of course was nailed horizontally.

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        • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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          1877 Vernacular
          Columbia River Gorge, WA

          Plank framing! It’s pretty rare, and an old technique, as I’m sure you know well. And why I was shocked to find it in the 1900 addition to my house. I had no idea what I was looking at! Walls with no studs??!!

          The old part of mine sits on rocks and short 6×6 posts that are charred and hammered. It’s STILL dead level after 142 years! We did have to replace one sill and beam, but the other three are perfect. Lucked out there!

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

      Oh, Natira! I hear you. The frustration of house renovation is constant! In this house, someone had installed a vapor barrier in the ceilings after a half-assed renovation. It rotted out the roof rafters.

      If I had been prudent, which no. I was not. I would have had a proper inspection. I imagine a house inspector might have fallen through the roof. But, at the time it was cheap and I wanted it. Just remember, it DOES get better. And you will be the one to do it.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        dwr,
        Oh that’s lovely (not!) Kinda sounds like my original porch roof, where they used 2x4s laid flat for the rafters with metal roofiing over. Nothing else. On the inside they had put up 1/4 ply for the ceiling. The gap inbetween completely filled up with dirt, fir needles, etc and rotted everything, of course.

        The guys who did my roof didn’t have to put much effort into tearing that roof off…. one of the guys fell through it, taking most of the roof with him! Luckily he wasn’t hurt.

        I didn’t have this place inspected either, I did that. And I was pretty good at it too apparently, because I haven’t found a whole lot of ‘oh crap!’ that I didn’t at least suspect. *grin*

        I don’t put much faith in inspectors around here, I’ve had too much experience with them in new construction to be impressed with their skills, and they are even worse when it comes to old houses. My son and my daughter both had inspections done when they bought their houses, and in both cases they missed far more than they found.

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  16. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1008 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a striking 1876 Gothic Revival on 4.3 acres in Oxford, NY, with a gorgeous tower, a lovely staircase, and not nearly enough photos, for $169,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Greene-St-Oxford-NY-13830/29992522_zpid/?

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

      WOW. That is one fancy house, and it is CRYING out for something other than white paint. Victorians aren’t usually my thing anymore, but it is quite a stunner.

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 155 comments
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      TX

      I was just looking at that one yesterday and I’m really intrigued. I’d love to see more pictures of it but a Google image search didn’t offer any besides those that are already found on Zillow.

  17. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1008 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And keeping with the Gothic Revival theme, an 1830 ( ? ) fixer on 1.83 acres in Smyrna, NY, with some definite potential at $39,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-E-Main-St-Smyrna-NY-13464/52659751_zpid/

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  18. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    1793 Brookland Plantation, Sumter, SC, which was built by General Sumter himself (according to the agent). $775K. https://www.agentgrouprealty.com/listing/249630084-150610105/6060-brookland-drive-sumter-sc-29154/

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  19. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    A couple that also caught my eye in Natchez, MS:

    1838 Natchez, MS, This 6200 square foot home is quite large but seems reasonably priced at 325K. It has some interesting likely original woodwork and an honesty of presentation that is often lost with overly-gussied up homes of this era. https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/107-S-Canal-St-Natchez-MS-39120/40333413/detail

    1834 Greek Revival in Natchez, priced at nearly a million — but I am sharing it just so those of us who are in awe of flying spiral staircases can admire this beauty. https://www.paulgreenrealtor.com/idx/listing/featured/300541036/712-N-Union-Natchez-MS-39120

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

      I am adding Natchez to my want to travel list. I had a book when I was young on the city/town. It was once one of the wealthiest places in the country. The houses are extravagant. Thanks for the reminder.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I was interested enough to dive a little deeper on tbe 1838 Natchez home I posted above. It is called the Banker’s House, because it was built literally as the back part of a bank building (as one structure) for the banker to live in. They are still attached but now separate properties. There are some interesting photos online if you follow the links on the Wikipedia page to the Historic American Buildings Survey website. I found it worth a look at the bank building as well, which shares the elaborately carved woodwork with the house. Both buildings are on the National Register. At the time of the nomination, the bank section was being used as a Christian Science church. It is in downtown Natchez, so I presume a business use would be permitted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_Bank_and_Banker%27s_House

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  20. https://circaoldhouses.com/property/the-home-on-a-hill-that-almost-never-was/#prettyPhoto

    The Home on a Hill that Almost Never Was: On 8 Acres

    Tompkinsville, KY
    Built in 1969
    $459,000

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  21. JosephJoseph says: 413 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    1846 Lancaster Mass, 260K

    Stopped in at the open house today. Nice looking exterior, could be charming, fairly busy road but set back nicely on lot in an area of other complementary houses.

    Not much original in interior, much interior framing done, some utilities newly done, but essentially still a shell. They did have the plans showing what finished would be.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/lancaster/2-neck-rd-lancaster-ma-01523–2000541659

  22. JimHJimH says: 5147 comments
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    Great progress is being made at the Rockwell House in Milledgeville GA, which was a mess last year. The owners are doing it right, with attention to original detail but also respecting the subsequent history. They’ve already had a couple of parties there during restoration. I love the colors, light yellow with white and green, authentic and attractive for a Greek Revival.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/10/26/1812-federal-greek-revival-milledgeville-ga/

    Slide show with history:
    https://www.msn.com/en-ie/money/homes-property/the-mysterious-abandoned-mansion-rumored-to-be-built-on-gold/ss-AAFM5QG

    Restoration photos:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/rockwellhousega/photos/

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  23. SueSue says: 536 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Hello everyone. Happy Fall from Maine. I have had the plague now for 3 weeks now. The villagers have been outside since Friday yelling “Bring out your dead”. On steroids, Z-pack and nebulizer so I am a bit better and looking at houses again.

    I am telling you all it is this group that has made me appreciate the Mid Century. I love this little gem in Torrington, CT. The curved wall of glass in the dining area is amazing. Check out the oven in the kitchen. Such a good price and an in ground pool too!!! It’s adorable. Asking 239,900. Taxes are 510 monthly.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/79-Adelaide-Ter_Torrington_CT_06790_M47792-43812?ex=CT2640973830?view=qv

    I am in love with this little 1900 Victorian cottage in Pensacola, FL that is said to be built by Mr. A. R.Langford Seville. It resides in the Historic District (hence the price). It just makes me smile. How lovely to sit on the front porch and wave at passersby. Then add on that it hasn’t been messed around with inside. Lot’s of adorable fireplaces and rooms that are waiting to be filled with Victorian palms and lovely soft colors. Lot’s of work here but oh what fun. Asking 379,000 and taxes of 114 a month.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/111-S-Florida-Blanca-St_Pensacola_FL_32502_M55450-51190?ex=FL2524588133?view=qv

    OK, this is a pink house. I love pink houses and such a pretty shade of pink too. It is even surrounded by a white picket fence. This Tolland, CT colonial is a fully restored Francis West house originally built in 1860. They did a thoughtful renovation and even the kitchen is nicely done.(“Windows were replaced w/antique sashes to go along w/wood siding coming from the original supplier all to keep the feel of this authentic period-style home,” It has all the classic touches, gorgeous wide plank floors, handmade trim and low wood beam exposed ceilings. It is warm and inviting and even has a cute chicken coop. 2 acres. Asking 325,000 and monthly ta cost is 623.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/388-Goose-Ln_Tolland_CT_06084_M34608-62414?ex=CT2650381765?view=qv

    I saved the best for last. This is another cutie in Pensacola but she has some special touches. “Built in 1899, this historic beauty named the ”Angels Nest” is a unique property that features gorgeous antique Italian tile throughout the kitchen, dining and master bathroom. The original homeowners were Romeo and Juliette Angellini who owned Angellini Tile Company in Pensacola” EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Romeo and Juliet!!! The love that was poured into this house is evident. Stained glass,incredible trim work, gleaming floors, fireplaces with lovely mantels and oh the tile. The kitchen is faint worthy. Even the front porch and the walks are tiled. There is a tiny apartment with separate access that also has special tile. This is just a precious gem. Wish I could make it mine. Sits on corner lot. Asking 289,00 with monthly taxes of 349.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1300-E-Mallory-St_Pensacola_FL_32503_M58715-45237?ex=FL639508294?view=qv

    Hope you all enjoy them.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      “But I’m not dead yet!”

      Great bunch of homes, and I sincerely hope you’re feeling better!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Nice collection Sue. I love the MCM curved glass and how it is nestled in under the patio roof. Wouldn’t be nice to see a large round table inside that lovely curved glass? Round table is always good for a group conversation.
      Be well soon Sue!

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      • SueSue says: 536 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        The more I look at MCM homes the more ideas I get if were were to ever build a home. So clever in their design. Thank you for the well wishes.I working on it.

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 765 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Happy to have you back Sue, I love your so complete posts. The Mallory St. house is indeed adorable! That kitchen itself would cause me to buy the house if I was looking in FL. It has kind of French feel to it with the blue and yellow….quite provincial……Thanks!

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      • SueSue says: 536 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        It’s just so cute that they were named Romeo and Juliet. I have always felt that buying a well loved house brings good fortune. Silly of me I know.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2199 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      The last 2 houses, and esp. the last one… Nice. Yes, to all of the tiling in the last house! Most esp. in the blue, yellow, & white kitchen & breakfast room! Incl. their tiled flooring! Really cool.

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  24. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    With an interesting exterior and an unusual interior in a mix of styles from different decades, this 1920 bungalow in Hattiesburg, MS is not run of the mill. Floor to ceiling windows and large open living area is appealing to me. Attractive shady yard too. I think I’m posting it mostly for the vintage 1960’s knotty pine kitchen which seems to be unaltered. $110K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-Hall-Ave-Hattiesburg-MS-39401/77936035_zpid/?

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice house John. The backyard is an oasis, love the kitchen and high ceilings w/ those tall windows. I like thinking how each of the rooms would be used.

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  25. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    I’m not very happy with Flickr’s photo sharing this evening. I had combined old house photos taken in Huntington, IN with those from a couple of other Indiana communities into one album. Since I’ve recently taken additional photos from these communities I decided to create a new album exclusively for Huntington. I used Flickr’s “Organizr” (their stupid spelling) and thought I had spun off a new album with the Huntington photos moved to it (they were) but when I checked the old album, the Huntington photos were also still in it. So, knowing that they were in a “new” separate Huntington album, I deleted them one by one from the old album. Then I find the new Huntington album I had created had disappeared along with all the photos of Huntington. Apparently, once photos go into a specific album no matter what you do, they will remain there forever even if copies of them are in another album. Deleting them from one album means they disappear from all albums they are in-pretty neat trick, huh?
    Many of you know Bruce Wicks, a/k/a “Tourism Guy”. He has like a gazillion albums on Flickr, with some only having five or six photos in them. Now I know why because you cannot undo photo collections once they are on Flickr. You can create copies of them in another album with a different name but they still stay in the old album and cannot be deleted without deleting the copy album as well. I believe I still have archival copies of the Huntington photos but now I’ll have to recreate a separate album from scratch along with the individual photo narratives that represented several hours of tedious writing work.

    To add insult to injury, once Verizon took over Yahoo and their Flickr photo services, they increased the user fee for a “pro” account from $24.99 to $49.99 without any increase in features offered. According to my stats, I’ve had over 2.3 million views of the photos I’ve put into albums. But Flickr doesn’t place ads on the pages (yet) so I guess that is the cost of an ad free photo collection. Since I’ve put hundreds of hours into arranging and writing narratives for the photos, I don’t have the energy or willpower to move to another photo sharing service and try to recreate everything from scratch. OK, end of rant…guess I’ll have to try to find a more creative way to arrange and display the photos I’ve taken-there will be no help from Flickr; I’m absolutely certain of that now.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      John,

      That absolutely sucks! I wish I could suggest something free and easy for your photography, but it’s one of those things I just have never gotten around to. Maybe someone else will have an idea.

      I hope so, because I have thoroughly enjoyed your pictures more than once!

  26. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    This is an inventive 1954 MCM in Vicksburg, MS priced at 220K which was quite avant garde for the early 50’s. It seems to have most of the original features intact. With some flooring backdating and some period decor, you could be living the Jetsons lifestyle. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1706-Vicklan-St-Vicksburg-MS-39180/78100006_zpid/?

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  27. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1914. I can’t believe the price on this beauty. The listing notes that repairs are needed, but I’m not seeing it… beautiful tile in the entrance, built-ins all around, lovely home. $50K

    Erie, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1241-W-10th-St-Erie-PA-16502/52563961_zpid/

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 155 comments
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      TX

      I don’t see it either. I always wonder when a house is offered as-is and has no visible flaws if maybe it has structural/foundation issues or maybe a regiment of gophers living in the basement or something. The price sure is right, though!

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  28. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I still have a few that I wanted to share with all of you from last Friday. I have tried to keep in mind what has already been posted, so I hope I do not have any duplicate shares here:

    1900, Ridgefield, CT, 549,000
    Board and Batten, The Old Book Barn
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Wilton-Rd-W-Ridgefield-CT-06877/2082592778_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=37f89ee8-47ce-4d5c-829e-3189dd1daa15~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1874, Centre Hall, PA, 235,000
    Interesting treatment to the walls and ceilings
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-N-Pennsylvania-Ave-Centre-Hall-PA-16828/2095460139_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=210ec1c8-a081-4745-a19b-d350c10c8e6f~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1833, Boyce, VA, 5,000,000
    From the listing: There are 406 Acres in 3 Parcels, with potential for tax credits. Built by Joseph Tuley, Jr., it was later owned by Upton Boyce and then purchased in 1903 by Graham Blandy. Blandy bequeathed over half of the original estate to the University of Virginia, which is now Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia. The mansion and remainder of land he left to his wife Georgette Haven Borland of New York. It then passed to her sister Alice Borland Wilson, then to her son Orme Wilson Jr. and then to his family. The Tuleyries has only been owned by 2 extended families, the Tuley-Boyce family and the Blandy-Wilson family. Included in the Tuleyries Estate is the Mansion, 3 tenant houses, 12 stall stable with newly renovated 3 bedroom apartment, 8 run-in sheds, garage, forge, seed house, smokehouse, carriage house, livestock building, stable, ice house and gate house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/136-Tuleyries-Ln-Boyce-VA-22620/2084731083_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=fcfaf744-e6df-4e0c-9bb4-529860942e9f~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1927, Bluemont, VA, 484,500
    From the listing : The history of Carrington House is well documented and interesting, having once been a tavern, a General Store and boarding house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/33679-Snickersville-Tpke-Bluemont-VA-20135/12427936_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=32c8cd9d-3771-4ae0-ba97-00623a10ceef~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1961, Sudbury, MA, 748,000
    Nice simple modern
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/179-Moore-Rd-Sudbury-MA-01776/57113041_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=1eb77354-fe35-41b7-baf8-33cc5b20af30~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1890, Bay City, MI, 245,900
    I think my favorite house that I have found this week. Lots of original details within. I enjoy the stick style exterior and how it has been painted. In the kitchen, was the black ornate wall once part of a large cook stove?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1303-5th-St-Bay-City-MI-48708/53723894_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=58307790-4491-495d-8a9e-dfc2adcd5408~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1925, Middleburgh, NY, 449,000
    Honestly, the house is interesting, very cozy, but I am most intrigued by the amount of old photographs that line the walls.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3908-State-Route-30-Middleburgh-NY-12122/32521875_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=ff590a25-0eac-4074-8884-bdb164b06393~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1776, Monsey, NY, 575,000
    From the listing: Circa 1776 Houser-Conklin house, on the National and State Register of Historic Places, a living piece of American history. Built during Revolutionary War, for Henry Houser, tax assessor, and later owned by the Conklin family. It’s been lovingly preserved and restored by its current owners, who are passionate caretakers of their home, and its history. Much more than a house, it’s like stepping back in time. It’s an indigenous, Dutch-American house with 20 wide sandstone walls inside and out. Original 18 wide board pine and tulip floors with handmade nails.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/246-Route-306-Monsey-NY-10952/53432009_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=eee45f9a-4052-471a-bc28-847495772eae~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1876, Phoenixville, PA, 575,000
    Lovely front porch, summer kitchen and root cellar
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1155-Valley-Forge-Rd-Phoenixville-PA-19460/52609863_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=d9304717-7a17-4a8f-9a5f-9ac0bbd3c5dc~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1880, Langhorne, PA, 774,900
    I am posting this one for the stone exterior and entryway.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/200-Fairview-Ave-Langhorne-PA-19047/9013910_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=17210cdb-ef91-4d0f-9068-73631b6e778e~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • SueSue says: 536 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I used to live in Ridgefield CT. That is what one would call a steal for that area. A bit of an interesting combination of periods.

      I have to comment on the palace that is the Boyce, VA, 406 Acre estate. It is drool worthy. I would have un beige everything. Respectively yes, but that much beige does not do the interior justice. There is so much to be in awe of. The structures on the property, the sheer expanse of seemingly endless pasture and the quiet “feel” of it all. What a dream to be the steward of this property.

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  29. natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    That place in Monsey, NY is dreamy! And I like the place in Bluemont, VA too!

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  30. frenchtownfrenchtown says: 1 comments
    1892 Romanesque
    Saint Louis, MO

    1892, Saint Louis, MO.,925,000
    This home was built by Louis Mette. Mr. Mette was a wine, tobacco, and liquor wholesaler. He was a member of The Saint Peter & Paul Parish in Soulard. He passed the property to the parish to provide support for women and children. The property was named Saint Elizabeth Settlement at that time. In 1994 the main house was renovated for a single family, leaving the carriage house in the original Settlement state. In 2002 the carriage house was renovated into a production facility, and the main house updated throughout the years, by another single family household. Beautiful, original, stained glass window, and woodwork. Carriage house has reuse of wood beams throughout, and exposed brick.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1833-S-8th-St-Saint-Louis-MO-63104/81715454_zpid/

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  31. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Over the top C. 1878 Victorian in North Bend, Ohio: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Muirfield-Dr-North-Bend-OH-45052/63260269_zpid/? Some newer changes but tastefully done, Not cheap but well below the million or more it would sell for in many other places. I love the surviving original details inside. Picturesque setting as well. Now to guess the winning Lottery numbers and I’ll be all set.

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  32. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    While listening to our public radio station just now, they are having a discussion with Darren Tracy, a local building engineer. He has been working on a small second empire brick building up in Glens Falls, NY. Well the work is finished and he has won a preservation award for this building that he saved from destruction. Below is the story:

    Dr. James Ferguson Office, Second Empire, renovation, Glens Falls, NY
    https://www.glensfallschronicle.com/darren-tracy-starts-5-culvert-st-renovation/
    https://poststar.com/news/local/owner-of-glens-falls-tiny-house-hopes-to-complete-renovation/article_47a8dbaa-ae84-58e0-a8dd-f75e34e09089.html
    https://www.glensfallschronicle.com/5-culvert-once-doomed-now-a-relic-resurrected/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wowza! You needs all the rewards for that work!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1008 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      We all need to keep this wonderful example handy for the next time some naysayer insists an old place cannot be saved, and for our local municipal officials who lack the imagination and understanding to see the potential in old, abandoned structures – many of which are in much better shape than this was…!

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  33. natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Hi Kelly,

    I seem to have run into a glitch. I was doing a search for homes in certain years, and they come up just fine, but most have no bookmark button. A few do, but most do not. It doesn’t seem to matter if they are archived/sold/private, or some combination thereof.

    Just thought I’d let you know.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 924 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      There are a few hundred old posts I have to manually edit and update to the newest post template. So posts before, this year I think, may be missing the bookmark button.

      • natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Oh good lord. I had no idea! I figured there was some magic button you pushed that made everything change how you want. Silly me!

        But now I appreciate what you do all the more!!!!!!!

        You rock, and make my day, every day!!!!

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  34. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/in/merrillville/111-e-73rd-ave/pid_32702325/

    Merrillville Indiana – Restore this grand old house on 6 acres located less than an hour from downtown Chicago! $184,500.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Lovely period home and nearly 6 acres but in a rapidly urbanizing area due south of the troubled city of Gary, IN. The local crime statistics might be of interest as this house is just off a busy highway and has lost most of its rural context. Some of the lots nearby have businesses so if the urban trend continues, this could be surrounded by businesses and possible multi family development in the not too distant future. The house itself has a lot of charm and is relatively intact although as noted, it has had some updates after its 1870’s construction. The property might be (at least for a while) the best of rural living right next to an urban setting. Thanks for sharing.

  35. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    Atlantic Beach, Florida 700k
    Here’s a charming little MCM duplex a few steps from beach access. Elbow grease required to bring it back to life. They don’t show bathrooms, but the kitchens look like box store replacements. The current photos make it look a bit depressing, but with period appropriate furnishings and appointments this could be a very special place. No room for a pool, but certainly plenty of outdoor space. I think a Florida tropical garden would do much better than the realtor’s suggestion of an English tea garden. Priced for its location.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/89-Dewees-Ave_Atlantic-Beach_FL_32233_M56887-04002#photo33

  36. OHDdroolerOHDdrooler says: 31 comments
    MI

    $74,9003 bd2 ba1,952 sqft
    500 N Mckinley Ave, Rensselaer, IN 47978

    The woodwork is absolutely positively drool worthy!!!!! :p~~~~~ (slurp!)

  37. OHDdroolerOHDdrooler says: 31 comments
    MI

    $340,000
    4 bd
    7 ba
    6,799 sqft
    Price cut: $30K (10/3)
    10508 N 350 W, New Richmond, IN 47967

    Another beautiful home!

  38. turnofcenturyhomelvrturnofcenturyhomelvr says: 2 comments
    1910 pyrmidal cottage
    Apex, NC

    Thank you to all who reviewed the Andrew Martin house located in Apex, NC…It’s under contract and on its way to new life in this new Century….

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