October 16, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old photo is of the Frederick W Gosewisch (misspelled on the front) home in St. Paul, MN. I don’t know if it stills stands, various addresses are on Twelfth St, 1035 Van Slyke Ave., and Delos St. (one home looks similar from the front but it falls apart when you compare the rest of the home.) Link to a summary of his life and photo, PDF.

    The two ladies have nothing to do with the home or family. I believe they are sisters but don’t know their names.

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    • MJGMJG says: 2165 comments
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      CT

      I think the photo of the lady is 1880s.

      Great house! Love all that wood cresting!

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    • PaulPaul says: 103 comments
      Arlington, VA

      In the 1910 Census he was on 12th st., so most likely he was living there in 1908 (postmark). The postcard was sent by his mother, I believe, Mrs L (Louis) Gosewisch. Unfortunately all of 12th st. no longer has any homes on it, due to its proximity to the capital bldg., and other gov’t buildings.

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    • KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 153 comments
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      1884 Victorian Cottage
      St Paul, MN

      North St Paul is a separate city from St Paul. Just like South St Paul, and West St Paul. Actually in a different county.
      12th st was most likely his office.
      I would imagine this house still stands in North St Paul somewhere.

  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 111 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    So this is an example in which 1790 meets the 21st century: the front portion of this half-Cape house closest to the road (with the ell behind) is late 18th century, while the back portion features high-end modern living space built since the home was sold in 2011. I usually find myself not liking such a hybrid past-present house, but these images show a desirable property on a very nice historic street in Dennis Village (and about a mile to Mayflower or Bayview beaches on Cape Cod Bay). Six bedrooms and six baths with over 3800 square feet on 1.38 acres: $2.5 million. Note the difference between the Zestimate and the asking price.

    Stay safe.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Whig-St-Dennis-MA-02638/55878610_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappemail&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=emailshare

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  3. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    For anyone who was intrigued by Kelly’s post of the Greek Revival farmhouse in Bovina Center, NY, on October 1, but lamented the lack of expansive photos, you were not alone: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/10/01/greek-revival-in-bovina-center-ny/

    Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather in the Catskill Mountains last weekend, I decided to take a ride and see it firsthand – and it did not disappoint! As the realtor said, this is no hopeless teardown – not by far! In fact, it is one of the most solid and substantial houses – new or old – that I have ever set foot in, and was without doubt top of the line in quality workmanship and materials in its day – and more so now! But see for yourself – I’ve posted quite a few photos in an album on my profile page, here: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/user/7422/?profiletab=photos
    Enjoy!

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  4. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1015 comments
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    Attention Bruce Goff fans!

    1919 Prairie Style, Tulsa, Oklahoma, $345,000.

    Designed by Bruce Goff when he was only 15 or 16 years old, this Prairie style house shows the vast influence FLW had on the young Goff. It has unfortunately been updated in some areas, but would make for a fascinating restoration project. The fireplace (sadly painted) is very interesting and hints at the direction his later work would take:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1639-S-Carson-Ave-Tulsa-OK-74119/22171807_zpid/

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  5. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 105 comments
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    Hello all! Happy Friday. I hope all of you are doing well. I have spent some time this week remembering fondly a couple of my favorite places, since I can’t hop in the car and travel there.

    First is Beaufort SC, on Port Royal Sound. Beaufort is a lovely sea coast town. The Union Army took up residence in the town early in the Civil War, using many of the houses as hospitals and depot buildings. Im sure the local citizenry didn’t think this was a good thing, but having Yankee soldiers there helped to save their beautiful houses from the devastation many cities and villages in the area suffered towards the end of the war.

    1840 $1,500,000, 6 beds, 4 baths
    The historic George Parsons Elliott mansion has the best location in all of Beaufort. Situated on the premier corner of Bay and Charles Streets across from the City Marina.The Elliott House was used as a Union hospital during the war. Union soldiers were posted upstairs where they had a clear vantage point of the harbor. The upstairs walls still contain scribbles and drawings from the stationed soldiers. Check them out!

    The mansion is currently used as a commercial property but could be used as a private residence, especially if you like to be in the middle of things and don’t like guard work!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1001-Bay-St-Beaufort-SC-29902/198171269_zpid/

    1898 $1,200,000, 5 beds, 6 baths
    Originally built in 1898 by William Waterhouse as a gift for his bride, it was known at that time in Beaufort as the ” Wedding Gift House”. Located in the Historic Point neighborhood, it is surrounded by a wealth of Beaufort’s antique homes. Some updating, meh, but the courtyard and landscaping are gorgeous.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/212-New-St-Beaufort-SC-29902/71454711_zpid/

    1786. $888,000, 5 beds, 3 baths,
    This house is my favorite of the three. Lovely period furnishings, a charming green tiled bathroom, cozy reading nook, and most modern updating relinquished to the basement!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/313-Hancock-St-Beaufort-SC-29902/66660491_zpid/

    Now on to Woodstock, Vermont, another of my favorite places to visit. Woodstock was once voted “Most Beautiful Small Town”. Mt Peg and Mt. Tom trails border the village. A. quintessential Vermont village.

    1899 $1,700,000, 9 beds, 11 baths
    Being sold to use as residential but currently commercial, an inn. Posting for the beautiful woodwork, wallpapers (Bradbury and Bradbury paper in one bedroom cost $10,000) and cute little courtyard.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/41-Pleasant-St-Woodstock-VT-05091/115813353_zpid/

    Sold, 4 beds, 3 baths
    I know, I know, already off market, but I hope it is OK to share anyway. Check out the stonework, the sink in the window (or close to) and the tiered ponds. I could totally spend some time here.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/585-Brown-Hill-Rd-Woodstock-VT-05091/217752970_zpid/

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    • JosephJoseph says: 421 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      The inn with Victorian decor is owned by friends of ours. We met the family many years ago in Maine, and the parents and children have had some wonderful houses. The parents’ house was a reproduction PA house so faithful it had me fooled. The son and daughter in law with the inn have made constant improvements so it really is a turnkey operation with a good following. I didn’t realize it was for sale, but now thinking, like me, they must be into retirement age!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Shelly,
      My favorites are the 1786 (beautiful grey curtains with a gold backing-love it), and the second Woodstock property (beautiful views from every window)-such a relaxing quiet looking place. thank you

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 585 comments
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      I LIKE this house and can understand why it’s already off the market. It’s awesome, the land around it is beautiful with its ponds adding a touch of magic. (Photo 2, for instance, what a beautiful photo!) Huge thanks to the realtor for throwing in a shot of the house looking gorgeous in the snow (Photo 36). Houses in VT, CT and ME, for the most part, never fail to impress and impart a safe and cozy feeling of home.

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  6. Here’s a restoration lover dream come to life. Built in 1840 by a local sawmill owner as a gift to his bride. He milled the lumber! Minimal upgrades since then so its authentic. 13.4 acres on the coast with water views for less than $200K. Amazing potential. https://www.jonesport.com/real-estate/listing.php/804-107/

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    • briteyesbriteyes says: 75 comments
      Cottonwood / Millcreek, UT

      Time has almost stood still with this one, i luv it.

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    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 110 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Ah for the days when a woman was wood with a residential building…! Houses are my “love language” 😄

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      so nice to see this untouched house, and I wish the outbuildings were still there too. Fun to see all of the linoleum throughout the house. I love all of the built in storage too.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wow! The lighting, linoleum, antique wallpaper and old kitchen are fabulous!

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 585 comments
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      Another gem from the Maine treasure trove of gems. What a stunning location with water and land! Who could ask for more? I hope the new owner will rescue that incredible stove in the kitchen! Meanwhile, I am impressed with the realtor’s listing. He certainly did a fine job showing the house and identifying what one is looking at. That opening image is enough to make one drop everything and rush off to Jonesport, ME. Gorgeous! I also appreciate seeing the photo of the house from circa 1900. Thank you, sir. I do hope that whoever buys this house will treat it kindly and appreciate its charm.

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  7. JulieJulie says: 352 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    Today I am going to start with a house in the U.S. A friend of mine who has lived in the UAE for many years is returning to the States and she and her Zimbabwean born husband are in the negotiation process for this gorgeous circa 1799 half Cape in the Cape Cod town of Marston Mills, MA. It is a delightful, well renovated and beautifully decorated home with an interesting octagonal windmill addition. The roof needs replacing but apparently some of the furninishings will be part of the deal so there is that. I wish them the best of luck because they do amazing work with the two veterinary practices they own in Abu Dhabi.They will be renting the home out until they do return. The price is $780K.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124-Prince-Ave-Marstons-Mills-MA-02648/108612102_zpid/

    Now back to New Zealand. This home is in my neck of the woods. Caveat: It was actually built in 2000 but you really can’t tell although I am sure many of you who know so much about old homes might. It is stunning and is located in Leigh (although the blurb says Matakana – Matakana is for the well to do and real estate agents will often list something as being in Matakana because of it’s appeal). This grand home was actually built by an American couple and needless to say they did a superb job that truly honours old homes. It is for Tender and has a valuation of US$1,702,910.00.

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1202241

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  8. RanunculusRanunculus says: 110 comments
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    Tucson, AZ

    Love outbuildings? This 1885 3-acre property in Francis Scott Key territory (both the name of the town & the street), half an hour from Gettysburg has all that you could dream of, including a store! The classic red barn has a dutch door, and the store’s upper floor has plaster walls with that beloved “patina”. Quite authentic & inspiring! Time to open that goat cheese farm & store you’ve been dreaming of? $380,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2113-Keysville-Frederick-Co-Rd_Keymar_MD_21757_M52412-90503

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  9. HeidiHeidi says: 149 comments
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    IL

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/608-S-Main-St-Fairfield-IA-52556/232101093_zpid/

    I just drove by and thought this was an amazing. 1895
    595,000.

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  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New Orleans folks! Reader Laurel is looking for this house. She doesn’t know when it was taken. She’s sure it’s in New Orleans but it’s possible it’s somewhere else. Anyone recognize it? Nope, it was lower ninth ward, probably demolished.

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    • clasyklclasykl says: 57 comments

      There’s similar houses like this in Galveston, Texas, too. Might look there.

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    • GretchenGretchen says: 55 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Depending upon how much time Laurel cares to dedicate to searching for this house, there’s a nifty tool available to use in conjunction with a property search on the NOLA Assessor’s site (https://qpublic.net/la/orleans/). Despite not knowing the address, choose the “Search by Location Address” option. For illustrative purposes (or tragic foreshadowing), enter “Flood” as the street name and run search—this brings up all of the parcels on Flood Street, the majority of which are within the boundaries of the Lower 9. Click on the “Map it” link for any parcel listed and a GIS map of that parcel is highlighted on the (2019) satellite view of the street map, and taxpayer info displays in box to the right of the map. At top of box is menu “View As”—click on Pictometry link. At this point I recommend playing around with the available features and you can take a trip back in time, “walk” the neighborhood in a VERY user friendly (and better IMO) version of a street view.

      At top of screen you can choose descending dates to see chronological views of same area -the property I used has images prior to Katrina (in other parts of the city you can find satellite imagery dating back to at least the 60’s). Point being that with enough time the neighborhood can be examined in fascinating detail through the progression of time. If the house is indeed in the L9 and was standing prior to the storm, it can be found.

      The foregoing is a very clumsy set of instructions and I apologize for not providing play by play links or visual supplements, not looking to infringe upon any imagery rights. I’d love to hear if this is helpful should Laurel proceed based upon the above. For me personally, Pictometry is a great resource for my work but even more so when just meandering around town without purpose – a very effective way to lose large chunks of one’s day.

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    • NonaKNonaK says: 253 comments
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      Austin, TX

      Using Google Image I found this on Pinterest with a link to Tumbler (6 years ago): https://morticia-n-gomez.tumblr.com/post/93018112052/lilysynesthesia-i-would-live-there-i-have

      States that it is in New Orleans and there used to be stables behind…and in the comments: “I have driven past this house, possibly even walked past it, during a visit, I can’t quite remember. It’s in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the lower Ninth Ward if I remember correctly. We have good friends who live within blocks of this house.

      I will leave the fantasies people are having about this place essentially undisturbed except to say that if you haven’t spoken to someone who lives there or who has worked on flood homes– do that before you get too excited.”

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings All! I love the house that Kelly has posted today and wish I could see it with all we can see (and cannot see) in the pictures.

    I am a little distracted this week, though I am nearing 60, I have a near 12 year old in hybrid learning and not seeing it going well, so I have been spending some time home to help support the effort. We are lucky to have him in a good school district and enjoy the support we are getting. I hope all are doing well out there and our hearts and minds are thinking of those who are struggling more.

    This week my heart was not in it, but Barbara’s posting of her own pictures spurred me on.

    Here is a share that reminds me of Barbara’s, somewhat:

    1900, Berwick, ME, 150,000
    I love the pure early view of this house
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/me/berwick/25-pine-hill-rd/pid_38484624/

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    • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I am glad you posted, GoodLordKimberly. I always look forward to your postings. And I can commiserate with you about schooling, at least to a degree. My 13 and 10 y/o grandsons are in both hybrid and special needs programs, and it wasn’t going well for the elder. He LOVES remote learning, and luckily did well enough that he doesn’t need the special help, so he’s now in a WAY better place mentally. But it was rough going for awhile. The school is next door, so I was seeing both of them at least twice a week, and my step-mom (known as ‘Other Gramma’) and I both spent a lot of time talking to him about what was going on.

      The younger grandson is doing better now that the other kids are back part time… they started the school year with just the special needs kids going to school, and there were only 5 of them! It’s a very small school, only 69 students, and the only school in the district, so they were very much able to accomodate the changes needed due to Covid, thankfully.

      My daughter had a hard time adjusting for a bit, (she also has a 4 y/o daughter) but the school was so great about getting ALL the kids whatever help they or their parents needed, that it didn’t last long.

      Our family has been lucky, but I do worry for others, and for whatever the future holds. Count your blessings, and keep those awesome posts coming!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Kimberly, this is just a great little house, and I’m so glad you took the time to post it!
      Here – hopefully – is a view before they took a bulldozer to everything – bummer! https://www.google.com/maps/place/25+Pine+Hill+Rd,+Berwick,+ME+03901/@43.2736777,-70.8636975,3a,75y,301.11h,88.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfcSsanIuzezadOpDkpeeUQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e2991c2248f4c3:0xba020b1c66719922!8m2!3d43.2742166!4d-70.8638813
      BTW, the google view shows the wrong house – this one is across the lane…

      Thanks again, Kimberly, and good luck with everything.

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      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        I meant the google view that comes up with the listing…

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      • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 585 comments
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        “They” took a bulldozer to this little house? Good lord!

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        • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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          1800 cottage
          Upstate, NY

          The attached barn, another outbuilding and whatever shrubbery was around the house is all gone. I suppose a lot of people would be happy with that, but as a possible buyer, I’d prefer to see what’s there and make my own decisions… A lot of interesting (and hidden) little features end up destroyed in the interest of creating the barren and sterile landscape that seems to be so popular these days…

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  12. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1788, Marbletown, NY, 975,000

    Love the exterior painted a medium brown with a red metal roof. Inside, I like the simplicity of the home and the antiques it is furnished with by the current owner. Check out the metal chairs against the side of the barn. The two in green are the style I have at the cabin, you can create a nice motion, like in a rocking chair.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/85-Old-Kings-Hwy-Marbletown-NY-12484/32850511_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=468982e7-5930-4822-be52-8c6bb4277641~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  13. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1787, Pine Bush, NY, 549,900

    From the listing: “Built and inhabited by Daniel Bull- a member of one of Orange Counties founding families”
    Lovely stone house set on 30 acres. My favorite room is where the curved tower with three windows is a perfect spot for a table and chairs, wide plank floors, bookshelves and a large hearth. I also like the hearth in the kitchen and how it is stone and the floor is stone and how everything is joined so nicely.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Roberson-Ave-Pine-Bush-NY-12566/31813020_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=b539d535-a85d-446b-b0cf-ca2027998471~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    glad to be with all of you, cheers

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  14. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Things have gone from hectic to frenzied in the last few days as we are to be in Ohio within the week. The house we just bought in Cadiz, OH is but one of a number of lovely Victorian era homes in the town of Cadiz. (the best local pronunciation of the town name I could find sounds like “Cat-is”) Anyhow, I feel a deep sympathy for those who must go through the ordeal of living in one place for 30+ years (and is a collector/borderline hoarder) and then decides to pull up roots and relocate half way across the country. I’m sure there’s some joy awaiting at the end of this challenge but we’re at the point of asking “what did we get ourselves into”? I am happy though, that we can add a couple of folks to a small eastern Ohio town of (est. 2019) 3161 souls.
    Small town living is thankfully picking up steam according to media reports: (Yahoo) “people are fleeing cities at record rates. The pandemic is driving people to less populated areas, away from apartment dwelling, and toward houses. The New York Times reported that from March through August the number of people moving out of large cities was up 50% year over year. HireAHelper, an online marketplace, found that the spread of COVID has generated an abnormally large increase in the people moving out of large cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and into smaller cities like Scottsdale Arizona, Durham North Carolina, and Columbus Ohio. This trend is perpetuating and I believe it will continue through 2021.”

    I concur. After decades of steady decline largely due to economic weakness, even if caused by the Pandemic, I can see nothing negative about bringing life back into smaller communities. Thankfully, due to the Internet and sites like Old House Dreams (our Cadiz home was featured on these pages) people wishing to live in a smaller community can find their dream house here. Even though I’ll be incommunicado for a while, I’ll be back and with a fresh perspective in the days ahead.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks John! You two be safe! Good luck! And congrats! 🙂

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Many thanks, Kelly. Old House Dreams keeps me grounded and sane these days. Perhaps more importantly, without Old House Dreams, we may have very well not discovered our future old house. In the coming colder months, I should have more free time to participate in our friendly discussions on this site. May Old House Dreams go on and prosper forever.

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    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
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      1909 Victorian
      Scottsdale, AZ

      Congratulations! I’m right there with you, 1600 SF of storage and arranging meetings all this coming week with moving companies! But I ended up in a bit bigger city than you did, lol.

      PS: having lived in Scottsdale since 2009… it’s not a small city by any means… in terms of population or land area! And it is part of the 4.9+ million population Phoenix Metro Area. The writer of that article needs to hop in a plane and visit and maybe rethink their frame of reference lol! 😉

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Yeah, I think those who can only see negatives from living in bigger cities ignore the advantages. I love smaller towns and have long championed their survival in this global economic environment. But the mythical Mayberry is just that-even smaller communities have problems and that is without taking into account the current realities of 2020 with all that situation implies. Still a quieter, more laid back environment is more my speed these days. The house we bought has a ton of gardening and landscaping opportunities so the winter months will afford the time to think and plan ahead for the Spring.

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    • MWMW says: 902 comments

      John, nice to hear about the new purchase. Best of luck with the move! Is you r house either of these? If you don’t mind sharing at the moment?

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/?s=cadiz

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      • MWMW says: 902 comments

        Oops, I see now only one is in OH, so guess maybe that is it?

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Excellent deduction, Watson! I truly loved the Cadiz, Kentucky, house but it was pending for a while. We’ve already funded the Ohio house purchase (in escrow) so all we need to do is get there and close on it. It will be around the Holidays before anything gets back to a semblance of normal, I’m afraid. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  15. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Attractive 1940’s brick cape cod home in Exmore on Virginia’s Eastern Shore looks nearly unaltered since its construction, with the exception of a rear deck and possibly the enclosure of a porch. At $129K it’s inexpensive enough for someone looking to live minutes from the Atlantic or the Chesapeake without breaking the bank. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2516-Main-St_Exmore_VA_23350_M59325-55148

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      PS The photos are much better if you open up the gallery view by clicking on the main photo (rather than scrolling through them from the main page).

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  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Hello, all!
    1839 in Hopkinton, MA $455,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/255-Wood-St-Hopkinton-MA-01748/57072989_zpid/
    1868 Second Empire in Northampton, MA $849,900 large house, gorgeous exterior, beautiful floors and staircase
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83-Pomeroy-Ter-Northampton-MA-01060/57023820_zpid/
    1910 Bungalow in West Springfield, MA $250,000 nicely maintained, charming exterior
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/228-Piper-Rd_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M48384-24911

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    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 110 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Love the very round arches on the West Springfield bungalow, the river rock fireplace, and the pocket doors (wish we could see them closed & visible!) in the dining room. Even the paint colors in & out are pleasant. And just enough backyard.

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  17. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1901 Dutch Gambrel in Conway, MA $1.3m – on 35 acres with a barn 0 check out that pantry!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/455-Mathews-Rd-Conway-MA-01341/62550382_zpid/

    This reminds me – has anyone read The Dutch House by Ann Patchett? really good story! I actually got the audio book which was narrated by Tom Hanks, made it even more enjoyable.

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    • old house fanold house fan says: 8 comments
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      1917 4 square
      Maplewood, NJ

      Thank you so much for your MA posts! I aspire to move to MA some day, and your collections of amazing houses always give me hope of finding a place I will love. Also, read and enjoyed The Dutch House, actually, met Ann Patchett at a reading at my local, independent book store. I think that was last February, and the room was packed with people crammed in next to each other. Hard to believe that was less than a year ago – seems like a life time! I so appreciate your posts here and always look forward to them. Thank you for taking the time to find so many lovely old houses.

  18. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    And my fav of the week, 1846 Greek Revival in Middlefield, MA $599,000 with 71 acres and a post & beam barn
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/128-Chipman-Rd-Middlefield-MA-01243/126327140_zpid/
    Happy Dreaming everyone!

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  19. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s a jaw-dropper for those who like rustic, Adirondack-style properties: An 1898 Catskill Mountain “cabin”, Moose Lodge, on almost 50 acres in the Ulster County Town of Shandaken for $629,000. Not a bad deal in the covid era:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/543-Oliverea-Rd-Shandaken-NY-12410/32871841_zpid/

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  20. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And, an 1855 brick riverfront mansion on 4 acres in Westernville, NY, with lovely staircase, grounds and outbuildings for $1.1 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9157-Main-St-ES-Westernville-NY-13486/2077508048_zpid/

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  21. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1062 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Last, an 1872 Italianate in Rome, NY, for $469,000. A bit too updated for my taste, but worth a look, nevertheless:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-N-George-St-Rome-NY-13440/84097341_zpid/

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  22. 1850s grist mill with 1902 store – Stuart, VA – $115,000

    Looks like quite a bit of work but wandering around inside that grist mill would be fabulous and trying to find things to put it all those nooks and crannies in the store would be fun!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/888-Iron-Bridge-Rd-Stuart-VA-24171/233301014_zpid/

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  23. Many of us grew up with “Early American” furniture in the late 50’s and 60’s. Well here is a true early American (1688) and purported to be the birth place of Samuel Chase one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence. Located in Eden, MD for around half a million dollars its a remarkable treasure on 2.5 acres. The present owners have done an outstanding job in period furnishings and style. Great news it does have modern HVAC! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4146-Rivermere-Ln_Eden_MD_21822_M58185-18216

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  24. Sandy BSandy B says: 798 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Jimmer, I have been seriously interested in this house since it was posted last year. I have seen photos since the owners, unfortunately, moved out all those SO appropriate gorgeous furnishings. It sold once since, but near closing the buyers were informed they could not have horses on the property and bailed. I have copied the Nat. Reg. nomination….the history is most interesting. I’m still hopeful of touring it, as it perfectly checks ALL my boxes.

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  25. CarolynCarolyn says: 297 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I think it should be a criminal offense to do this to an 1800 house. I wish there was before pictures so it could be put back the way it was. It literally hurts my heart 🙁 At least the exterior is relatively unscathed.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/pine-grove/305-old-forge-rd-pine-grove-pa-17963–2163782338?fbclid=IwAR38Uq0W28JFxiy9Vy162bkL1pcGyogZxiV9iCYLBrf1iUbnDcCrESx_Wcs

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    • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      The exterior, the land, and outbuildings are wonderful! The inside was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Granted, it’s a shame, but a lot of it can be reversed, and it does appear they took care of some major issues along the way.

      It could be amazing!

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    • I agree Carolyn. It is difficult to discern their intent with such a lack of a unity from room to room. Or should I say, from bathroom to bathroom ? They really liked bathrooms. lol

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  26. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 161 comments
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    TX

    If you’re a fan of antique (working!) stoves and vintage wallpaper and linoleum like I am, this might just be the house for you. The Mother Goose wallpaper is especially charming!

    $230,000 8 bedrooms, 2 baths in 3,672sqft
    2253 Bulls Head Rd, Stanfordville, NY 12581

    According to Zillow, the build date is 1790, but it’s had some updates since then.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2253-Bulls-Head-Rd-Stanfordville-NY-12581/30140718_zpid/

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  27. Sandy BSandy B says: 798 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1832 Federal, Williamsport, MD with 16+ acres for $699,900.
    The Donnelly House, on the National Register, and it is the site of the last battle of Gettysburg…The Battle of Falling Waters.
    A wonderful house of Flemish bond brick. The owners apparently have been making some repairs too, but I’ll take it just like it is. I do not like the heating units they’ve installed on the upper walls…intrusive upon an historic interior. Even I know they are most efficient, I’d find another way. I love all the old Boxwoods and rolling land. I also love that there are no later appendages tacked onto the back, which means of course, the kitchen remains in the English basement. This is common if an historic house occupies its original footprint. I wouldn’t mind at all….plenty of light and nice stone walls.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14906-Falling-Waters-Rd-Williamsport-MD-21795/201729314_zpid/

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    • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      What a treasure! I thoroughly enjoyed every picture…. all 110 of them!

      I think the mini splits would be less obtrusive if they were painted to match the walls, but yes, I found them a distraction, as well as the spotted sheetrock ceilings. (But wouldn’t it be fun to pick colors for all those ceilings!?)

      Before I ever looked at the pictures, I got distracted by the name Daniel Donnelly. My grandmothers maiden name is Donley, which was shortened shortly after her grandfather’s arrival in New Brunswick when he came from Ireland in 1840.

      Daniel Donnelly isn’t a direct relative, but I will definitely be checking into that further.

      Thanks so much for posting this! Fun, fun, fun!

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 798 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        You’re so welcome Julie….it’s one of my favorites. Looks like a chair rail was removed in that one principle room as well as the ceiling repair. Well at least the hard part of ceiling repair is done, even though I always admire how light catches the uneven texture of a plastered ceiling. Good luck with your ancestry search.

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    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 110 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      I’ve lived with an English basement kitchen & this one is lovely. But I’m not a fan of exposed floor joists masquerading as a beamed ceiling, which seems to be a thing these days. A low ceiling feels like a low ceiling either way. Yet I don’t mind the height–I’m under 5′ tall, so I never bump my head!

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