January 23, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12620 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Seymour, CT…go!!! 🙂

    I’d love to know what was so dreadful.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 835 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      “Don’t go out in that launch anymore” A launch is a small boat

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    • MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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      CT

      AH, I know Seymour. I wonder if this house still stands and what it looks like. Seymour has some great old Victorians still.

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      • This house has a pretty distinctive roof pattern. I did some google maps sleuthing, and I am pretty sure that it is 21 Johnson Avenue, Seymour CT, 06483. The street view is pretty blurry, but it looks like all of the ornament has either been stripped or covered over, unfortunately.

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        • JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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          Good job! That’s it unless an identical house was built in Seymour. It does have a very unique roof, and the arches on the upper porch are still there!
          https://goo.gl/maps/HeyaVBTefTEAjuYj8

          The parents of Earle LeRoy French on the postcard lived in Seymour, though not at that address. Ida mentioned is his wife, Harold was his younger brother – I think M. was Mom.

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  2. CoraCora says: 2087 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1890. Here’s a George F. Barber designed home, for sale by the Greater Syracuse Land Bank…FOR $1000. I hope someone saves this gem soon. ❤❤❤

    Syracuse, NY:
    https://public-gslb.epropertyplus.com/landmgmtpub/remote/public/property/viewSummary?parcelNumber=31150008600000250240000000

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1110 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Barber called this design “A Handsome Suburban Home” in his 1900 edition of Modern Dwellings, and I’m sure it was exactly that. I hope it becomes that once again.

      http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=p15136coll3&CISOPTR=2082&action=2&DMSCALE=15&DMWIDTH=512&DMHEIGHT=446&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=&DMROTATE=0

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      • CoraCora says: 2087 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        It’s interesting that the cost to build the home at that time was more than the asking price for this home, now. Poor house. I hope someone will buy it and bring it back to life.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Consider the token price, you get a lot for that thousand dollars. Then again, you also get a lot of repairs and other work needed to bring this faded beauty back. Most land banks and other preservation organizations will require proof of financial responsibility and the signing of papers promising to rehab the property within a specified period of time. One might want to take note that right now is probably the best time of the year for buying a house that is going to require extensive work. Another month will likely pass before all papers are signed and the buyer/rehabber is ready to pick up a hammer. Materials have to be ordered, possibly architect plans have to be drawn up and submitted, and building dept. permits pulled giving the rehabber around seven to eight months before cold weather may again be an issue. Some land bank or preservation organization-owned properties limit the amount and types of work a homeowner can do. They might require that all electrical, plumbing, HVAC work to be done by licensed professionals. Thus, any potential buyers need to do their homework and know what they are getting into before putting down their money and signing papers. I think in the case of this house, it would all be worth it.

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      • CoraCora says: 2087 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        So true…and it doesn’t look like this home could survive another year without an intervention; in the form of at least a roof and possibly addressing the foundation issues.

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  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings All!
    Lovely house this week Kelly. I love the decorative siding shingles on the upstairs porch-lots of fun in this house.

    Here are a few I found interesting this week:

    1804, Rensselaerville, NY, 325,000

    From the listing: “The Veranda House, built in 1804 by the illustrious Ten Eyck family who later ran the building as an Inn.”
    Oh you pretty thing. Very comfortable and I like the current owner’s style

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5040-Delaware-Tpke-Rensselaerville-NY-12147/29716072_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=e2de1a81-12f2-40c9-9e5a-db3f2635fbaa~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1920, Durant, MS, 7,000

    Another poor old soldier. Only one photo of the front of the house. Kelly, is this folk Victorian? Anyway, I nice looking one story with porch and tall narrow windows

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/157-W-Madison-St-Durant-MS-39063/2138031970_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=600f955f-647c-4c48-b3ab-73d4eb46c640~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      With some interior photos, prospective buyers could have a better idea of what they would be getting into. Simple folk style Victorian era cottages of this kind were popular from around 1870 to 1910 so without more stylistic details it would be difficult to pinpoint a date. My best guesstimate would be between 1890 and 1900. Nice find.

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    • AllisonAllison says: 31 comments

      Oh my goodness! I want this home. Would be such a quant home for a little old lady, her cat and a pretty garden.

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1940, Meyers Chuck, AK, 395,000

    Cabin on a +11 acre island in Alaska. Beautiful Island. Beefy beamed great room with a huge stone fire place. I also like the kitchen. simple living

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Island-C-U-s-Survey-2673-Meyers-Chuck-Alaska-LOT-44-Meyers-Chuck-AK-99901/2087988946_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=f1bf09bc-915a-4edb-8cc0-d28322a85dc8~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1885, Thomasville, GA, 325,000

    I am seduced by the dark Victorian exterior, sign on the house calls it The Burbank Cottage c. 1875. Just a few shots of the house’s interesting interior.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/437-Remington-Ave-Thomasville-GA-31792/92457501_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=774ddf93-950a-42ff-8ec8-b1603159f371~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Ok, I lied. This is my favorite you’ve posted this week. The genteel shabbiness is highly appealing and the unique combination of architectural elements in this one just makes it a real WOW. I would guess those clay tiles are from the highly desirable Ludowici factory that wasn’t too far away. That conservatory is pretty darned special. I’d LOVE to see more pictures of this house.

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 938 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Me too dwr, a few questions might be answered with more photos. I’ve been trying to figure out…..is that some sort of wood curtain in front of windows in the upper tower..? And why is the visible tower window not centered…? Be great to see a floor plan. I like the facade very much with the gambrel roof, etc. and the all over color. Interesting house.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Not sure I could call this a “Shingle Style” without seeing some shingles on the sides. Arguments aside, this is an interesting design.

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1900, Fostoria, OH, 48,500

    What a pretty shingled façade with those tall narrow windows. I would love to see somebody take care of this one and bring it back to health.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/214-E-South-St-Fostoria-OH-44830/113909085_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=b1be0088-6be7-440a-975a-a248e197539c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1920, Newark, OH, 182,000

    Love the repetitive nature of the windows, interesting tiled fireplace. I am curious about the iron, what appears to be a heating grate (25/57).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/712-Mount-Vernon-Rd-Newark-OH-43055/74366850_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=2f6572f3-4702-4a1d-9dd3-de80a26e7487~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1849, Waynesville, OH, 378,000

    Dr. Mary L. Cook House with a 1922 guest house set on 3+ acres
    From shot 3/49, I like the strong Greek Revival bones with the board and batten siding on the front façade (the rest seems to be clapboard siding-see the old pictures on slide 26 and 27. There is also a typed description telling us more about the house. The inside of both structures are clean, nicely painted and kept.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5323-Wilkerson-Ln-Waynesville-OH-45068/35619704_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=2f75c065-5849-4890-9fd2-4e94fd7722ea~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1880, Annapolis, MD, 1,975,000

    From the listing: “Historic Gassaway-Feldmeyer House, 4 Bedroom, 3/1 Bath Italianate detached townhouse shares brick garden wall with the Paca House.”
    Lovely three story brick townhouse on a lovely street. Elegant entryway and public rooms.

    https://www.annapolis.org/contact/william-paca-house-garden
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/194-Prince-George-St-Annapolis-MD-21401/36137387_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=5ed509c9-9d8c-4ef3-9c99-806287ed6fb2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. ThadaBThadaB says: 32 comments
    1934 cape cod
    MD

    This is a magnificent Tudor house (more than one of these in Birmingham has disappeared over the years) that I passed by often starting at age 5 or so. It’s hard for me to see but I think that’s linen-fold paneling on the close-up of the doors. An expensive dream…
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2807-Niazuma-Ave-S_Birmingham_AL_35205_M82397-11350

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  12. Dr.SnyderDr.Snyder says: 75 comments
    1895 PORTAGE, OH

    1914 Arts and Crafts: Webster, New York; $375,000
    This one is interesting, and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t shown up on OHD yet; apologies if it has. The only video I have of her is all stills from Bayer (which I won’t include here). My sense is that she would probably need a partial gut back to the studs. Personally, I would like to see an estimation of the original fabric, e.g. natural finishes and stone work, a ministering back to its original glory. The location, however, can’t be beat.

    This first set of photos comes from Zillow. The one redeeming aspect—they show a number of the outbuildings: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1786-Lake-Rd-Webster-NY-14580/31038576_zpid/

    The second set comes from Relator.com and detail the interior: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1786-Lake-Rd_Webster_NY_14580_M31156-02353

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, that surely has some potential – and, although it looks like some moisture damage, I’m not seeing much reason for gutting it…?

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      • Dr.SnyderDr.Snyder says: 75 comments
        1895 PORTAGE, OH

        Oh yes, much of it is fixable (not-withstanding, we are merely looking at photos); I was thinking of the kitchen and bathrooms which probably haven’t seen any remodeling since the 70s.

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        • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
          1930 carriage house
          Bethlehem, CT

          I too don’t see a need to really gut. In my opinion, those kitchen cabinets actually look in very good condition, and while the baths aren’t really to my taste it certainly appears that the work that was done when the house was last remodeled was pretty high quality. I think you could likely work with a lot of the existing elements. An all-around interesting house, I think someone could have a lot of fun playing up the English elements of this one. Those triple windows fascinate me, I can’t quite tell how they work.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Interesting to get such different views. I generally thought one local realtor controlled the shots, or owner. This one has some interesting details.

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  13. kstoutkstout says: 73 comments

    Here’s a beauty in Portland, OR. Listed as Georgian Colonial Revival. Huge at 6100 sq ft., 5 bedrooms and five baths. Great details.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/2846-NW-Fairfax-Ter-Portland,-OR-97210_rb/53984545_zpid/

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  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 7562 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Hey everybody. 🙂

    Just a quick word of apology if you please. If you have ever directly asked me a question in a past thread, or replied to one of my comments expecting me to reply back, and then no reply comment was posted, that is because I have neglected old thread notifications for literally years. The new ones come so fast now, it’s really hard for me to keep up; and for some good long time now I’ve effectively given up. This is unacceptable; so please accept my apology if you have ever rightly expected a reply from me and never received it.

    My problem comes when Kelly posts a property I’m really into, I VERY often spend literally an hour or more savoring it; diggging into the inter-webs to find more info or pix; and then crafting an interesting comment to share my findings, thoughts, and observations so that those who may be likewise interested might further enjoy a particular property along with me. This almost always eats up my OHD time very quickly, leaving no time to go back to old threads. All of a sudden I have 200 or 300 OHD thread emails and I get discouraged and just stop reading them; thinking that if I ever have major down time I’ll get to them. That has not happened in years; and I’m embarrassed to say how many there actually are… Sooooo, anyway, if you all of a sudden see me replying to old, old threads, it’s because I have resolved to go back through every single one of them, (not a one of them have I ever deleted). So far this has actually been a lot of fun I’m happy to say: and many of your observations have been a real thrill!

    One of the other great thrills of going back through old threads is finding that sometimes MANY additional pix of houses I swooned over have been added to the threads. That happened last night while going back through the Thompson, CT, Gothic Revival par excellence thread. You will NOT want to miss that! 🙂
    Yummy teaser:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/thompson-ct-1845.jpeg
    Thread:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/12/16/1845-gothic-revival-in-thompson-ct/
    Even more new pix on the Movoto viewer!
    https://www.movoto.com/thompson-ct/20-chase-rd-thompson-ct-06277/pid_34fzwwv59g/for-sale/
    Also – pending sale! Yay!

    This one has been bouncing around the market for awhile now; mostly with only exterior pix. I ran across it again a couple of days ago, and I believe it is re-listed again; this time with -some- decent pix. The grouping of pix is FAR from thorough tho; so I did a bit of deep digging and found more pix which were probably quickly deleted, (because they mostly suck). Thing is, they show some important aspects of the house not highlit in the current round of pix: for instance, the house has at least 2 marble mantles, which the current agent, I’m assuming, found negligible. Uccch = most agents. I couldn’t link to a gallery, so had to clip, edit, and post them myself in order to group them together. It was worth it. It’s a straight up s p l e n d i d house: two for one actually; in a right decent little town I know pretty well. If you’re looking for a TOP-Shelf Italianate ++, on the (relative) cheap, in little ole Indiana, (aside from the masterpiece in Greencastle), = look no further!! 🙂

    Brick Italianate house++ / 1860 / Rockville, Indiana / $200K!!!
    http://www.bhhsinrealty.com/homes-for-sale/316-Howard-Avenue-Rockville-IN-47872-289029612
    Additional pix:
    [No direct link, so find album “1860 Italianate Gem Rockville, IN Addl. Pix”];
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/user/318/?profiletab=photos

    Cheers everybody! 🙂

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  15. JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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    A note on the Lincoln Homestead in Virginia, where Abraham Lincoln’s father was born and his relatives lived for a century. The new owners plan to respectfully restore the house after years of neglect, which is great news! They’ve cleaned it up and are having a pre-restoration open house in a few weeks for folks to have a look. They’ve posted some info and photos as well:
    https://lincolnhomesteadva.com/

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/04/18/c-1800-federal-linville-va

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  16. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Happy weekend everybody. Some interesting new listings for you to drool over this week.

    First up is an 1889 Victorian with enormous carriage house in Salisbury, Ct listed for 1.25 million. I’ve long wondered what this house looked like on the inside, and now I know—pretty freaking fabulous. Gorgeous stained glass and other details, the original pool table comes with the house!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/464-Lime-Rock-Rd_Lakeville_CT_06039_M96920-15329

    This is my interesting wreck of the week, a 1900 Victorian cottage in New Milford, Ct listed for $120k. Now, this one is going to take some work, but it’s refreshing to see the original windows and shutters. I’d blow the ceiling out of that little kitchen addition and vault it. This is a nice working-class neighborhood that could really be special with a little investment and you can even walk to the largest town green in the state.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8-High-St_New-Milford_CT_06776_M46429-78708

    This Pawling, Ny 1890 Victorian listed for $449k has a great exterior color scheme, but I’m scratching my head over painting the downstairs woodwork black. The tower attic room with the stained glass might be my favorite part.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/111-Charles-Colman-Blvd_Pawling_NY_12564_M34490-05761

    My favorite of the week is this 1930 Colonial Revival stunner in West Hartford, Ct listed for $895k. There’s an open house Sunday, I may just have to check out. The Deco feeling staircase in a Colonial Revival is a super snazzy feature, as well as what looks like an original icebox in the butler’s pantry, or is it maybe a safe? The taxes on this one are a bit heartstopping, but wow is she a beaut. I don’t always find big houses like this a comfortable place to think about living in, but this place feels like it’d be a perfect house to call home.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1109-Prospect-Ave_Hartford_CT_06105_M37140-86173

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  17. says: 1 comments

    500 South College Avenue, Aledo, Illinois, was built for Charles Higgins Finch (4-25-1862 to 5-6-1928) and his wife, Lenore Boyd Finch (1867- 1932), in 1914. The Finches were grocery and dry goods merchants in Aledo. Mrs. Finch was the older sister of Mrs. Bertha Church. Bertha was married to Judge W.T. Church and they built a home at 703 South College Avenue. It was said that there was a rivalry between the two sisters as to who could have the more extravagant home. Mrs. Finch installed a central vacuum system and employed a live-in maid. If only these walls could tell us how this story ended.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/500-S-College-Ave_Aledo_IL_61231_M79140-88665

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  18. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1056 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Weekend greetings, all!
    Very impressive 1880 in Holyoke, MA for $374,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-Pearl-St-Holyoke-MA-01040/56176189_zpid/
    Charming 1931 in Springfield, MA for $220,000 breakfast nook is great.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/131-Hartford-Ter-Springfield-MA-01118/56214614_zpid/
    “Much architectural detail” here in this 1898 Cleveland Heights, OH colonial $399,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2648-Berkshire-Rd-Cleveland-Heights-OH-44106/33658865_zpid/
    They are breaking up this gorgeous 1851 in Springfield, MA into condos – the “penthouse” is selling for $171,900. There are no interior photos (reason to be grateful?) but the house sold a few years back and so there are pics still available – second link
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Springfield_MA_01109_M46535-28208?ex=MA2911899476
    From 2015 – it sold for $79,500. I hope the developers are saving the fireplaces.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1030-Worthington-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M35913-95900#photo0

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  19. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    As the chilly northeast winter seems to drag on endlessly, my shares today are focused less on period grandeur, and more on comfort and warmth. With that in mind, first up is listed as an 1870 Center Hall Colonial, outwardly nondescript, on three acres in Amenia, NY, for $272,000. For those of us who yearn for Grandma’s house, the interior is charming in its age and simplicity:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25-Prospect-Ave-Amenia-NY-12501/150804885_zpid/

    Also in Amenia and maintaining the theme, here is an 1875 Shingle Victorian, attractive and comfortable looking. At $280,000, it would benefit from a period-appropriate paint job and better photographs:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4977-N-Main-Amenia-NY-12501/2087850763_zpid/

    Still in Amenia, here’s a waterfront Adirondack style cottage guaranteed to take your mind off the cold weather outside. Located on a mind-blowing 452 acres for $3.495 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/209-S-Amenia-Amenia-NY-12592/2082220264_zpid/

    Lastly, still on the topic of summer retreats, an 1895 cottage on a private 6,800 acre preserve in the Sullivan County, NY, community of Forestburgh for $475,000. In case anyone isn’t familiar with the area, Forestburgh is home to the Neversink River and Neversink Gorge, reknowned for its trout fishing and listed by the Nature Conservancy as one of the “75 Last Great Places”:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/195-Baer-Rd-Forestburgh-NY-12777/208779714_zpid/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Just as a point of information for anyone who’s interested, the Forestburgh house is part of the 100 year old Hartwood Club, a private residential nature preserve which requires a one time initiation fee of $18,000, and annual dues of $13,000.

      If that hasn’t put you off, here is a lovely 1883 farmhouse with unique and appealing details, and the warmth of Grandma’s house (my theme for the weekend). Part of the Hartwood Club in Forestburgh, NY, it is offered for $159,000:
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/137-Hartwood-Club-Rd-Forestburgh-NY-12777/208779759_zpid/?

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Barbara, the Forestburgh house is idyllic. I’d want all of the contents too, lots of great stuff, comfortable and unpretentious.

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  20. Sandy BSandy B says: 938 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    WOW……..Absolute Auction with no reserves or minimums. Beautiful 1762 stone house on one of the oldest streets in St. Augustine, FL. First floor now a jewelry shop, but looks to my eye that would be easy to return whole house to a residence. I’ve only been there once, years ago, but was very impressed with the City then.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/52-Saint-George-St-Saint-Augustine-FL-32084/84672403_zpid/

    And not my style preference, but a gorgeous 1894, 15 room hotel……comes with appropriate antique furnishings for $950,000 in Dubuque, IA. If anyone ever had the dream of running a B&B…..this would be perfect as waiting venture (or adventure). Pretty spectacular house..!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/504-Bluff-St-Dubuque-IA-52001/89057989_zpid/

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      I love the idea of running a small hotel like that, Sandy. I’d want to mix in some more contemporary things just to have it feel not exactly so museum-like, but boy is that a great place. I think about doing something like that when it’s time to retire. I know nothing of Iowa, but it looks like there’s a bunch going on in Dubuque.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      The Dubuque mansion turned boutique hotel is quite spectacular. Given its downtown location it probably would do well as a B&B venue. Thanks for sharing.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1238 comments
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      I love St Augustine, and I think I’ve been in this shop. As a house, I think this has been too modernized for my taste. But I do like the outside.

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    • MWMW says: 939 comments

      I lived in a 2nd floor apartment 2 buildings down from the St. Augustine building for a college Summer job with HABS back in the late 80’s. It was a fun Summer. But the apartment didn’t have any AC and it was HOT! The palmetto bugs that come out at night were huge too! It is a bit touristy and somewhat campy of course, but it is about as close to feeling like an old European city as you are probably going to find in the US. There were a lot of people around during the day, but like a ghost town at night after all the shops closed up. The street still looks pretty much the same although I am sure a lot of the shops are different now.

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  21. Sandy BSandy B says: 938 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Kelly, why am I not given opportunity to edit my posting today???

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  22. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2336 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    1926 Tudor Revival, $5,295,000. Large & pretty & pricey, in Bronxville, NY. Plenty of lovely wood paneling, a bunch great big windows, & cool newel posts.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Elm-Rock-Rd-Bronxville-NY-10708/66527821_zpid/

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 188 comments
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      TX

      If you believe in reincarnation, I must have been some kind of wood-munching bug or critter in a previous life because when I see wood like that my first thought is always, “Yum!!” And that house is yum times 100! Thank you for sharing it! 🙂

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  23. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 97 comments
    Alvord, TX

    So much POTENTIAL in this mansion grade Queen Anne located on nearly an acre in Baltimore, built 1881, over 7500 sq ft. Imagine this in period correct colors! Reduced to 699K. Check out those entry doors:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Saint-Georges-Rd_Baltimore_MD_21210_M57535-42858

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Very nice! Definitely mansion grade as well. I know nothing about the neighborhood but it appears to be an older well established area. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1176 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Some Parisian dream properties, for a few million euros 😀

    – Turn of the century Normandy-style mansion in Paris suburb (Saint-Cloud), up on a hill with a view. 4.2m €: https://danielfeau.com/fr/annonce-immobiliere/2793293

    – Triplex in a 18th C. private mansion in Paris 4th arr. 4.3m €, check out that rec room in a vaulted cave with massive castle chimney: https://danielfeau.com/fr/annonce-immobiliere/2941891

    – Barge on the Seine in the 8th arr. of Paris with a superb view on monuments. Price on request: https://danielfeau.com/fr/annonce-immobiliere/2686368

    – Appartment in Paris 7th arr., 6.5m €, gorgeous wood-panelling throughout: https://danielfeau.com/fr/annonce-immobiliere/2638838

    Been daydreaming for days looking at this agency’s Parisian listings.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Kelly,
      This is making me want to swear. What is the problem with people? What a waste of materials and time.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      What in the world?!!! Only 6-7 years have passed since it looked relatively stable and intact inside. Now it looks like it has been abandoned for decades with almost catastrophic water damage in many places. Definitely now it’s not a house for the shallow of pocket nor faint of heart. This is the kind of house you bring in a preservation architect, a well seasoned contractor with a skilled crew and you shovel money into it until becomes again what it once was. If anyone hasn’t seen the comical movie The Money Pit, grab a copy and review it while thinking about this former grand mansion. All humor aside, it truly saddens me to see the faded mansion in its current state of disrepair. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one to survive.

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      • What a Magnificent place this was! I’m almost at a loss for words after I reviewed current pictures. I just don’t understand what happened to this Beautiful Place to have all this unreal damage happen! So unnecessary and sad! I hope it will be saved, restored and loved again!

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      • 2ChihuahuaMom2ChihuahuaMom says: 45 comments
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        1944 Cottage
        Bagdad, FL

        That’s what someone asked us when we bought our house. I have seen it, for a while i thought of the movie often!!!

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    • Randy CRandy C says: 438 comments
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      2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
      Olathe, KS

      Oh, my good god! How in the world could this much disintegration have happened in such a short amount of time? In a couple of pics, it looks like maybe there was a fire, but even so I can’t think of a fire department anywhere that could pour enough water on a mansion to cause this much destruction. I’m sure I can’t say what I think should be done with whoever owned this former masterpiece.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      This is beyond depressing – at first glance, it looks like catastrophic water damage, but I’m not seeing any real evidence of a fire. (Nor any news reports of a fire associated with this address.) In the current photos, particularly #’s 75 & 80, it looks like the exterior structure is actually breaking apart – unless the stone is just a veneer, and water got in and then froze, maybe? It almost looks like someone opened the gates, then left a supply of axes and sledgehammers along with a sign: “Vandals welcome – Have a ball!!” Whatever, it is a god-awful shame…

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    • JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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      Same sad story, an old house on acreage sold to someone who strips off the land and neglects the house. The house can be saved with a great commitment, either of cash for a professional restoration, or by an smart amateur as a long term labor of love.
      Whatever the outcome, Ashfeld Manor, the Daniel Lawson Moore mansion, was a magnificent place in its time, and just a few years ago.
      https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=91889783%40N00&view_all=1&text=ashfeld

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    • MWMW says: 939 comments

      Hmm. I’m with others, not sure how it would be reasonably possible for it to decay like that and to the level in just 6-7 years. Maybe those “2013” color photos are really from about 1973? But even that might be a hard stretch to imagine. Looks like it has been abandoned for a solid 50-60 years or more.

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    • 2ChihuahuaMom2ChihuahuaMom says: 45 comments
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      1944 Cottage
      Bagdad, FL

      My little house, not a grand mansion like this, sat empty for 10 yrs. They put a new roof on 6 yrs ago, but forgot the seal around the vent pipe out the roof. The back half looked like it had set for 20 plus years when we bought it.
      Water can do so much damage! Plus the dreaded Virginia Creeper, which got in and added to the damage. But this poor place does look like it’s been empty for many many years, but water can accelerate damage so fast if let go. So sad. Deep deep deep pockets needed here to save it.

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  25. Holmdel, NJ
    http://katiereynolds.myagent.site/listings/postandbeam/
    c. 1850’s Post and Beam Farmhouse for sale
    Help save this house! In need of repair, but a true GEM!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      This is a sweet house in my favorite style: “Just Like Grandma’s” – A few gentle tweaks and that kitchen would be glorious. I fear at this price, however, the “after” will be pretty much unrecognizeable…

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    • JimHJimH says: 5652 comments
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      Katie, the house was on the large farm estate of William Henry Hendrickson (1813-1899), whose house on Holland Road still exists, though heavily altered. The house and farm date to his ancestor Daniel Hendrickson, a Dutchman who came there from Brooklyn in 1693. WHH was a banker involved with the Long Branch Railroad a bit north of the house. The Hendrickson Burial Ground nearby is now surrounded by condos.
      As John says, the house may be older than 1850, possibly built for a farm tenant or employee in the early 1800’s. An 1889 map shows a still house at the location. If there really was an apple grove there as the street name suggests, perhaps they were making hard cider and distilling some hooch back in the day!

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  26. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Post and beam framed houses usually predate 1850 so I get an impression this could be even older. Wide floorboards are an indication of a much older house although in true pre-revolutionary 18th century Colonial homes they can be considerably wider than those shown in the photos. A creative individual could renovate this house while retaining the early details where practical. I suspect this house started life as a farmhouse in the Antebellum era. More research would be needed to pinpoint the exact age of the house. Good luck with finding an appreciative buyer who sees the potential in it.

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    • Interesting-thanks for the input! The owner is not sure of the exact age of the home as her grandparents purchased it in 1920. The original details that still exist amaze me! When the owner was 1 year old her parents put in electricity as they were afraid their toddler would burn the house down by knocking over a kerosene lamp.
      Any help on determine the age for me would be fantastic!
      We are hoping to find a buyer who will appreciate this home. The land alone is worth $500,000 in this location. We are hoping someone will appreciate its historic qualities and perhaps add on to meet modern expectations of space in a home.
      P.

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  27. Wilson,North Carolina
    1925, $79,900
    Gorgeous Greek Revival for Sale
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/219-Broad-St-W-Wilson-NC-27893/218855671_zpid/

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  28. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1317 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    In case anyone is interested, I’ve been entertaining myself today by sorting photographs of my gardens, and added a bunch to my profile – feel free to take a look. If nothing else, it’s a distraction from the dreary upstate NY landscape outside my window…

    BTW, Kelly, is there a limit to the number of photos we can post? Now that I’ve figured out how to do it, I got a little carried away… : )

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1106 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t think there’s a limit but if you run into one let me know.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2336 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Barbara… Good idea – pretty! (Kind of makes me want try & figure out if I can do that, too.)
      Yep, agreed – this weather has been absolutely dismal. Dreary, with dirty, shrunken leftover snowbanks, chilly, & often windy. If the temps are gonna be in the 30’s to 40ish, I’d actually rather it’d snow than rain. At least snow is bright & reflects whatever light there is!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2336 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I figured it out – was easier than I’d thought it’d be, and added summery pics from my garden & flower boxes, too!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Barbara, how nice to see the greenery and the color. My earliest treat of the year is up in my bedroom. Fig is just beginning to leaf out for the year (it goes dormant when I bring it in for the winter). Your garden looks very enjoyable from the pictures.

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    • Matt ZMatt Z says: 113 comments
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      1893 Shingle Style
      Mamakating Park, NY

      Thanks Barbara, I didnt even know you could add photos to your profile!
      I added some photos of my house as well 🙂
      Beautiful gardens btw!

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Nice house Matt-love the wood! I spy a border collie, we have our second pair at home from Glen Highland Rescue.

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        • Matt ZMatt Z says: 113 comments
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          1893 Shingle Style
          Mamakating Park, NY

          THanks Kimberly, the wood interior is what made us want the house! That’s Bonnie, shes actually a Red-tri Australian Shepard but she gets called a Collie all the time lol

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  29. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 194 comments
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    This is a plea for petition signatures! And for any advice on how to successfully save a historic public building. Here’s the link to the online petition: https://www.change.org/p/skokie-residents-save-lincoln-junior-high-school-in-skokie-illinois

    Tthe backstory — Lincoln Jr. High in Skokie, IL, was built in 1927 and is slated for demolition next year. The gorgeous facade is intact (though the entrance was obscured by a hideous glass addition) and the interior contains many architectural gems including a beautiful wood paneled gym.

    The school board says the building should be razed because of ongoing maintenance problems (water leaks), need for upgrades (mechanical, technical, electrical), need for structural repairs (they have not had a structural engineer assess the building), and because the existing floor plan cannot be completely modernized. Also, renovating the existing school would be lengthy and disruptive in part because asbestos abatement work cannot be performed during the school year.

    So far the school board has remained stonily silent and will not engage in any discussion. The local historical society has agreed to the demolition (after a tour of the school to say which elements should be saved and incorporated into the new building). There is no city preservation commission to appeal to for help.

    The prospects for Lincoln do not look good — especially given that the high school that used to be next door to it (Niles East H.S., built in 1938, with two Nobel Laureates to its name and which was also featured in the movies Sixteen Candles, Risky Business, and Weird Science) was demolished in the 90s despite public outcry.

    Any signatures for the petition or advice on how to win this battle greatly appreciated! I’m new to this battle (which began in September), but want to do what I can.

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  30. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1908, Evanston, IL, 1,350,000
    from the listing: “Described in “The Chicago School of Architecture” as a “monumental example of the residential work of Tallmadge and Watson,”
    I find the exterior very enjoyable. Inside the house is quite polished, and I would have loved to see this house back when it was new. What I do like on the interior are the windows slide 5/25 and interior doors on the next slide, kitchen cabinetry is quite enjoyable with those ball knobs and beautiful wood doors, then the mezzanine is a stunner with its arched ceiling, windows and built-in bench and shelving, finally the stairway from above and elegant space.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1315-Forest-Ave-Evanston-IL-60201/3564984_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=030c3ea3-4605-4d5b-bccd-82271c92ed07~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 194 comments
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      I love that arched room! And the house is in a nice location too — surrounded by other cool old houses and close to the lake, the train, and downtown Evanston. Now where’s that million dollars I had lying around?

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  31. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2461 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1894, Montclair, NJ, 1,450,000
    A bit modern and polished for me- but still holds alot of its woodwork and appeal. I am here for the kitchen stove, yes that cast iron treasure in the kitchen. I would love to stand in front of it and open all of its compartments and enjoy its fancy design (slide 12/25). Then, another treat, the pantry-swoon. So many shelves to fill and enjoy. Now, on to slide 20/25 and look at that tiled fireplace with the brass insert. I believe this is my first time seeing some just like that.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77-Porter-Pl-Montclair-NJ-07042/38681575_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=a2b722ad-1be2-4dde-bda5-ba63d6b12574~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  32. JoeJoe says: 773 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    I always hear about high taxes in PA. I believe that refers to separate property and school taxes, but I haven’t a clue how they are calculated.
    *Today a PA house was posted with an asking price of $649,900.00.
    On Redfin, the assessment information gives it as having an assessed value of $56,630.
    Land $9,130
    Additions $47,500
    Total $56,630
    Tax Record. 2019 – $7,437
    The assessment does not appear to have changed in many years, but the taxes went up regularly. For 2019 they jumped over 300%!!!!
    I just don’t understand how a property can have regular tax increases while having the same assessment, and I wonder if that means that if it sold for the asking price,(over eleven times the current assessment)would the taxes rise eleven times too?
    Does anyone know the scoop?

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    • JosephJoseph says: 429 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      Assessment/taxes vary by locality, so if interested in the property, contact the realtor or town website for information.

      It is possible that this locality does not have a requirement for re-assessment, and if the voters allow the tax rate to increase, the taxes increase without the new assessment. In other areas, assessments are done at specific intervals. Also, some assessments take little heed of the property’s quality or attractiveness. It will be based on square footage, number of rooms, etc.

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  33. CoraCora says: 2087 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1897. A towered beauty in the south. Lovely setting. $135K

    Greensboro, AL:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1604-Main-St-Greensboro-AL-36744/2081278870_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Oh, what a lovely Lady! I also have a strong feeling this is a George F. Barber design although off the top of my head I can’t state the design number. It seems reasonably priced as well. Nice find!

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  34. 2ChihuahuaMom2ChihuahuaMom says: 45 comments
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    1944 Cottage
    Bagdad, FL

    Build date 1902
    $500,000– bd– ba3,418 sqft
    Price cut: $25K (1/27)118 W Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32501
    Would’nt take much to make it into a home again, but so many of the old homes in this area of Pensacola are used for law offices.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-W-Cervantes-St-Pensacola-FL-32501/2136196702_zpid/?mmlb=g,49

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5732 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I’m sure there are exceptions, but in almost all of the former residences I’ve seen that were converted to Law Office use the owners/law partners have been careful about changing the character of the house and in general have tried to preserve original details where possible. Of course, in this locale it may not be feasible to change it back to a single family home and converting it for Bed & Breakfast use may not be feasible either. In that instance, probably best that it remains as a Law office. Thanks for sharing.

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