March 26, 2021: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I still haven’t installed Photoshop on my “new” computer since the crash so no portrait photos, again. I did not look into today’s old house photo, maybe someone will find that the home is still there! 🙂

    Hope those in yesterdays tornado path are safe and okay. <3 I read that the historic downtown area in Newnan had damage but it happened so late last night, still too early so I haven't found photos of how bad it is.

    Y'all have a good, safe weekend.

    +6
    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      So far… 🙁
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/08/02/c-1910-classical-revival-newnan-ga/
      https://www.facebook.com/JustinMHarder/videos/10219327794334096/
      https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/coweta-county/tornado-emergency-leaves-extensive-damage-across-newnan/M7FQGFJICJCQZN6LEG45SHFKWI/

      I hope the owners are okay!

      This one is located near major damage areas, I’m still looking to see what kind of damage this street has, it’s not far from LaGrange Street.
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2021/03/15/1914-colonial-revival-newnan-ga-george-f-barber/

      This one was above where it appears to have gone through, probably ok.
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/12/06/1894-folk-victorian-in-newnan-ga/

      This one is on the edge, it’s probably okay.
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/04/22/1842-stick-victorian-newnan-ga/

      +3
      • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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        1782 Quaker Georgian
        Worton, MD

        Kelly, I’m glad you’re safe despite some raw nerves (totally reasonable). Thank you for keeping inventory of the old houses too. They easily get forgotten in the shuffle of life adventures.

        +3
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I saw it was in your neck of the woods. I was worried it might have got too close to you. It’s devastating to see the amount of damage, yet alone the loss of life!

      +5
      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        We had thunder/lightening and super heavy rain but that was it, thank God. Can you get PTSD from bad storm/tornado experiences? If so, I have that. Even the sound of rain, I have to check to be sure it’s just rain and not wind. Wind is worse, even a little bit and I’m up/down, looking at the cameras constantly to make sure it’s not too bad. I would live in a basement during storm season if we had one.

        +10
          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Thanks. Mine isn’t from a recent experience, growing up from the age of 9 to 18 we lived in a magnet for STRONG storms and two (or three?) nearby tornadoes. 1994, same day different times, one F4 and one F3 was on either side of us. The F3 we looked out the back window and saw it going by (lived on a high hill so was able to see many miles away), that one was a little over 5 miles away although we didn’t know that’s what it was at the time, thought it was just a weird cloud. The F4 was less than two miles away although we didn’t see it I remember the wind bending the trees like crazy. What made it worse, we lived in an old trailer so could feel it moving when there were strong winds. I sat in the hallway and when the wind got bad would cover my ears.

            A few other experiences apart from that. I would swear on a Bible we saw a tornado coming at us once. We were getting ready for school, looked out the front door and saw a black swirling something, like a very small tornado. The wind was crazy, trees were moving like they had never moved before. Everything happened so fast that all of us just got in the floor where we were. By the time it got to us, the black swirling something had disappeared. But looking at tornado maps, nothing shows. We did live next to a 4000 acre pulp wood property so maybe no one was around to call it that and register it as one, who knows (wouldn’t have been a powerful one anyway.) I have more stories, those are just the ones that stand out.

            Edit: Looking at a history map of tornadoes, after I moved out there was a tornado that went by moms house by 2300 feet. It was an F2. Now that I think about that time period, she never said anything so maybe she had already moved by then.

            +5
        • Down here in Woodstock GA (not that far away) pretty much all day yesterday were several thunderstorms, one with golf ball sized hail. My dogs hated it; being from Nebraska, I just keep an eye and ear out.

          I’ve seen several tornados. Once when I was a kid in Omaha the sirens went off, we went to the basement and heard and felt it go up our block. Coming outside, the houses across the street were a bit tore up, but the Richmon Gordmon department store at the top of the hill was obliterated. I’ve even seen rotations go past while working in tall office buildings in Atlanta — that’s kind of uncomfortable.

          +1
          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Woodstock?! Cool! Howdy kinda neighbor!

            I remember a tornado that went thru Woodstock (Towne Lake) in the early 90s. At the exit there was a home nestled in trees, always thought it was pretty. Then the tornado took all the trees and the house stood out like a sore thumb. I don’t remember when they tore it down for what’s there now but I’ll always remember how it looked right after that tornado.

            +1
            • I lived in Towne Lake for 15 years before we built the farm. I remember the house you saw. I never knew it was there until 2005, when demolition for the medical center and apartments that are there now began — first they removed all the trees, exposing the house. It was a brick ranch built in 1948 up on the hill, next to a nice pond, and right next to where I-575 was built. The hill got bulldozed in the process, too. It’s an aspect of aging in one place I guess, I remember well what it was like back when I moved here in the early 90’s, first to Acworth, then Woodstock. I kinda liked it better then, hence the search for a big old house in a small town to retire in. Someplace nice where new development doesn’t happen.

              +1
              • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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                1901 Folk Victorian
                Chestatee, GA

                “Someplace nice where new development doesn’t happen.” Good luck! The surrounding Atlanta area has been built up so much, it’s ridiculous how they squeeze in a house in every spot they can find.

                +1
  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 143 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    So this isn’t a property post but it seems like something Old House Dreamers could be interested in. Earlier this week, researchers announced the likely archeological discovery of the location of the first European settlement in present-day Maryland: St. Mary’s Fort, about the size of a football field and built in 1634 by passengers from the Ark and the Dove.

    https://southernmarylandchronicle.com/2021/03/23/historic-st-marys-city-archaeologist-discovers-location-of-1634-st-marys-fort/

    +9
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Thanks for posting this SoS. Here in Maryland, it’s been big news for us geeks! St. Mary’s is basically where the Potomac River and the Chesapeake meet…close to Colonial Williamsburg and the Jamestown site (as the blue heron flies). Now that we use highways, rather than waterways, to get around…St. Mary’s City is on an isolated peninsula and marvelously undeveloped.

      +2
  3. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 143 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Two homes from Massachusetts this week:

    1690 home in Kingston on 5.77 acres for $599,000. The listing notes that “It is believed that Governor Bradford himself walked the floors of this home as did Captain Myles Standish.” If so, I’m thinking the floors would have had to have been in some other house—assuming a correct build date—as Governor Bradford died in 1657 and Standish died in 1656. Great early front staircase (photo 20) in a house that appears to have two cooking fireplaces (photos 6 and 9).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18-Brewster-Rd-Kingston-MA-02364/57193345_zpid/

    And this is a really nice 1827 brick federal in Longmeadow (near Springfield) on 1.2 acres and in pristine condition for $629,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/418-Longmeadow-St-Longmeadow-MA-01106/56184386_zpid/

    +12
    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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      These early houses are my favorites. Thanks for these posts

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    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      I love the Brewster Rd house. I was perplexed by their claims of Standish and Bradford “walked the floors” of the home. The possible reuse of floorboards hadn’t occurred to me, and I just pictured some late 20th century person waving vaguely to the distant past, “You know, back in the 1600 when there were Pilgrims! And dinosaurs! and such!”

      Also, the owners are hoarding all the trivets, well out of reach.

      +4
    • ddbackerddbacker says: 485 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      One should never let the facts stand in the way of a good story. Nevertheless, anything with a build date starting with “16” is very cool.

      +4
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      I’ll have to borrow that phrase, “It is believed…”, if I ever have to sell my house:
      -It is believed there’s a cavern of diamonds beneath the floorboards.
      -It is believed this was Queen Elizabeth’s favorite rendezvous house with Henry VIII, and the bed is still there.
      -It is believed the house is worth the inflated selling price because of the believed income generated from the believed money tree on the believed thousand acres.
      -It is believed you’ll believe anything, so hand-over your money.

      +7
  4. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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    Evanston, IL $569,000 Cape Cod, unsure of build date….I hope someone sees the value of this house as it is….hard for me to believe the value is as vacant land, sigh. “Calling all rehabbers! Ideal opportunity to renovate a home situated on two lots in the Willard School district within blocks of Lovelace Park. Owned and loved by the same family for many years, it is time for a new family to make this home their own. Located on a very quiet block with larger new construction homes nearby. This property is also listed as vacant land #10312201.”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2767-Bernard-Pl_Evanston_IL_60201_M77104-18550

    +5
  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1960, Kingston, NY, 499,900

    From the listing: “Although the tax records reflect an age of 1960 this building has post and beam construction with Hand Hewn beams and is much older.”
    This may be my favorite find this week. I love the ancient look to the interior workshop space downstairs. Upstairs, an apartment with old linoleum, and wood floors, wallpaper that shows the years of use around areas where lighter colored paper resided behind pictures on the walls.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Hurley-Ave-Kingston-NY-12401/84118452_zpid/

    +8
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      I know that building and I love it too!
      It started as a stable with rooms upstairs – wood frame, hipped roof – part of the Bull’s Head Hotel from the 1880’s, maybe earlier.
      “Good Accommodations for Man and Beast”

      https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3804km.g3804km_g060231887/?sp=3&r=0.279,0.819,0.317,0.204,0

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BullsHeadHotelKingston.png

      From 1922 it was the office and workshop for a monument firm started by my great grandfather about 1905. He hired a young stonecutter from Germany named Herman Reuner (1883-1941), who took over the business and bought the building, and his family still owns it today.

      +11
      • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        OH, that’s a grand bit of history. I love old work spaces like this, and while the modern stone cutters may like a more modern work space, I would be sorry to leave this one. It’s lovely.

        +4
        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          I love the long wooden work area with the big drawers. Jim H. wonderful that you had the connection to this neat building with your family history. I sure do like hearing about the life history of a building.
          I would love to fix this place up, but leave everything original or old there. It would be nice to have a workshop downstairs and enjoy the living space upstairs.
          In my cabin there is a new circuit breaker panel, but we still have the old fuse box with a collection of extra fuses. I do love the layers.

          +6
      • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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        1782 Quaker Georgian
        Worton, MD

        JimH=Historical Monument. {ducking}
        …come to think of it, none of us should be surprised. It is very cool you have a connection to this artifact.

        +4
  6. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s an 1872 Queen Anne in Kingston, NY, with lots to like, on the market for $425,000. The porches show signs of later updating.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/198-Washington-Ave-Kingston-NY-12401/32836725_zpid/

    And, if you like your old houses with 50 acres and a trout stream, here’s one from 1925 with an appealing kitchen, wood range, AND outdoor pizza oven in Honesdale, PA, for $949,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-Upper-Woods-Rd-Honesdale-PA-18431/86569850_zpid/

    Finally, today’s Friday Fixer dates from 1881 and is located in Silver Springs, NY – 10 minutes from Letchworth State Park – for $59,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/47-Orchard-St-Silver-Springs-NY-14550/32940265_zpid/

    +4
  7. Regarding this week’s Link Exchange photos, Neligh, NE (pronounced NEE-lee) is about 150 miles Northwest of Omaha, NE. It’s very rural, the county seat of Antelope County, and the town has around 1500 people living there.

    Edward Pasqua Baker, married to Ida, was born in 1877 or 78 (estimated). 1910 and 1920 census records don’t list his address; 1930 and 1940 lists Fletcher Street, but no house number. There is no Fletcher Street that I can find in Neligh, all the streets are either numbered south-to-north or lettered east-to-west. Google street doesn’t have most of Neligh, only one street passing through town is mapped.

    Ed was a teamster (driving horses, cattle and pigs) in 1910; after that he worked at the flour mill on the south side of town. The mill was first built by founder John Neligh, town platted in 1873 and the original mill built shortly thereafter.

    I think that possibly, from left to right, the pictured family is father Ed, grandson, 2 grandaughters, daughter Myrtle, and mother Ida, picture taken c. 1940. They also had 2 sons. Ed passed in January 1954 at the approx. age of 77.

    +8
  8. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Hi, everyone! Hope you have had a good week.
    1832 in Oxford, MA $249,900 – “diamond in the rough”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Old-Depot-Rd_Oxford_MA_01540_M34994-23187
    Sterling, MA with a barn, $529,900. This is an interesting property, a mix of styles – it looks like a Greek Revival with a mansard roof. The listing doesn’t help much, it dates the house at 1930. Check out the floorboards in picture #17.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31-Kendall-Hill-Rd_Sterling_MA_01564_M32719-25981
    1941 bungalow in Springfield, MA $219,900 fans of knotty pine will love this
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1211-Bradley-Rd_Springfield_MA_01118_M41615-73044

    +4
  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Sharing this condo in a beautiful Second Empire in Providence, RI mostly for the exterior (tho the condo itself is nice, too!) $249,900. listing says 1925!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1403-Westminster-St-F-Providence-RI-02909/70219622_zpid/
    1875 shingle Victorian in Bath, NY $179,999, beautiful wood, nice curb appeal
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18-Robie-St-Bath-NY-14810/32571343_zpid
    And for dreaming purposes: 1860 on Edgartown (MA) harbor 12.5 million
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/61-N-Water-St-Edgartown-MA-02539/56028401_zpid/
    have a good week!

    +4
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      The home in Bath is very nice. It needs more than one color on the outside, though.

      +3
    • MJGMJG says: 2636 comments
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      CT

      WOW nice find Anne M. I could definitely work with that house in Bath NY! Lots of curb appeal and original untouched goodness. That front staircase is great. I’d rework that kitchen, remove the modern window and bathroom door in the kitchen, put a door on the back stairs like it would have been and find a nice Eastlake door knob to replace the one that’s now missing. I really like this one. Just a little White Delete! 🙂

      +1
  10. MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    This week I looked around my northwest region. For whatever reason, these are the ones I chose to share.

    1913 Prairie-influenced Craftsman bungalow. $425,000 Sharing mainly for the inglenook. Too bad about the kitchen and one of the bathrooms.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-E-13th-Ave-Spokane-WA-99202/23522159_zpid/?

    c.1900 shingle (?) Victorian, $364,900 There’s just a lot to like here.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/306-Main-St-Waitsburg-WA-99361/91578659_zpid/?

    And 2 fixer uppers in rural Washington:

    c.1900 vernacular, $64,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-S-4th-St-Almira-WA-99103/92576388_zpid/?
    and a wordpress site for the town, with historic photos: http://www.almirawashington.com/

    1925 vernacular, $79,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/235-SW-South-1st-St-Creston-WA-99117/92573299_zpid/?
    the wiki page for Creston: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston,_Washington

    +3
  11. GwennGwenn says: 114 comments
    Avon, OH

    $899,000 1905 home in Bratenahl (Cleveland) Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie.
    A beautiful old home in need of saving!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9619-Lake-Shore-Blvd-Bratenahl-OH-44108/33622709_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappmessage&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=txtshare

    +10
  12. JulieJulie says: 403 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    I initially hesitated to show this 1918 bungalow because it might be considered too modernised but upon reflection I decided to post it because it has retained enough of it’s original features as well as some really unique and fun new ones to make it worthwhile having a look at (I hope). It’s located in Auckland’s North Shore historic suburb of Devonport which is a wonderful seaside town full of old homes. Price is By Negotiation and it has a valuation of USD1,683,854.00-1,824,245.00.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/auckland/north-shore-city/devonport/listing/2983638580

    The original wood features in this late 1800 villa just blow me away. It’s all native kauri(Kauri is protected and can no longer be logged) and it’s almost as perfect as the day it was built. I am so thrilled it has never been painted over because it totally makes this house. The home is located in Auckland’s Onehunga and has a number of other original features that I hope the next owners leave be as well. It’s for Auction and has a valuation of between USD1,543,361.00 – 1,683,732.00.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/auckland/auckland-city/onehunga/listing/3014536230

    +7
  13. Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1893 Victorian farmhouse, Citronelle, AL, for $120,000. If I were planning a move to AL, I’d buy this one for the untouched and wonderful water tower alone. This sweet house needs more attention on the exterior than interior, which has some great details…..staircase, fireplace surrounds. Seems in nice condition and I would fight for the kitchen sink, which does not convey.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8095-State-St-Citronelle-AL-36522/50949547_zpid/?

    Old stove lovers….ATTENTION..!!
    1910 Craftsman, Fairbanks, AK at $555,000 with all the antique furnishings included. Run as a charming 8 bedroom inn, two of which are full apartments. What got me was the fabulous kitchen with an antique cast iron cook stove into which a modern gas unit had been fitted into the top (I hope they saved the original top). There is also a built-in oak fridge. In the basement is, what I assume it to be, a cast iron boiler that defies description. And a mangle (ironer) as well. If you hanker for an Alaska adventure and can live with 20 below winters, this is a deal…!!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/410-Cowles-St-Fairbanks-AK-99701/74493367_zpid/

    +11
    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      Wow. Nice finds. I like the front door and the main staircase railing in the AL house, but the AK house is beyond amazing. That Majestic is only slightly fancier than the one I cook on. I wonder if the stove can be converted back to wood or coal in the winter. (I am perfectly fine with 20 below weather.)

      +4
      • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Morna, I envy your cooking perk…how I miss my old Quick Meal..!! Had it been me in the Fairbanks house, I would have considered adding a modern gas stove and saving the Majestic intact. There’s certainly room in that kitchen for both. You’re in Hamilton so you’re used to a winter’s winter. I used to design and sell log homes for a company up Willow Creek Rd in the 80s and 90s, and love that area. Was through there a few years ago and couldn’t believe how much it’s changed…..to be expected I guess.

        +5
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      That’s a couple of nice one’s, Sandy. The first one took be back…….picture 20. I could hear my dad telling me to get up and change the channel on the TV. That’s right, I used to be the remote control and the son! Fortunately we had only four channels.

      +4
      • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Love it Micheal, we too had very few channels…when the roof antenna was facing just right (:

        +3
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      What’s the green contraption next to the boiler? I don’t know why, but the round hatch makes me think it’s an incinerator.

      +1
      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It’s a 40’s vintage, coal stoker! The fan seen at bottom provides a turbo effect to the firing process. A Highly efficient, CLEAN BURNING, unit with a VERY low operating cost which will last forever with basic maintenance; and may be easily repaired by anyone with half a brain and an internet connection. Want!! Clipped! That VERY FINE, period, American Radiator Co. steam boiler is a marvel. I have no doubt that they take heating very seriously up there; and that unit is for sure getting the job done! NICE!

        This guy is my hero. He restores coal stoker, pressure steam boilers. Doesn’t really sell them though: he has four units connected into his system, heating several buildings, and providing hot water – at VERY low cost year round. Only one unit is firing at a time. He just likes to tinker. I’m sure he’ll add more units as time goes along = just for funsies. 🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC2G6x5yoLw

        Don’t get me started about boilers! 😉

        Thank’s Sandy! Made my day.

        The stove makes me sad; but no matter.

        +5
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      I’m right there with you regarding the Alabama homestead Sandy B, especially at $57/month in taxes. It looks like groovy people ran with Grannie’s dated interior treatments, and it’s a winner.

      +5
    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Sandy, what fun:

      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/fp/d0f4feabd914ae48f575149c0dec710d-uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152.webp

      I like the first house very much too.

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  14. RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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    Tucson, AZ

    $77,000 1889 Tarboro, NC

    A tantalizing glimpse! Unusual columns and I’m always a sucker for a porte-cochere. Street view shows it’s bigger than the photos show: 2981 sf. No telling how much has been changed, but it might still be quite rescuable–from the ravages of time as well as from the zealous sledgehammers & paintbrushes of remodelers.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1201-N-Main-St_Tarboro_NC_27886_M68517-64529?

    +4
    • JosephJoseph says: 430 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      I’m house-hunting in the Carolinas (I think I’ve had enough of NE winters and high taxes). I wasn’t thinking of another restoration project, but this one is appealing. Even more appealing is the side view of the house from google maps.

      Much as I’d like something low maintenance and move-in ready, this one is intriguing.

      +3
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      That one is very intriguing, Sally. Great find! The street view shows a fairly nice neighborhood and the house looks in decent shape, restoration wise.

      +3
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      Yes, we need more photos to show us the damage inside. The side elevation is interesting architectonically, especially that fancy new window from 2008 which ties it all together. lol

      https://goo.gl/maps/KC5p4R1mdk6LemsQA

      https://goo.gl/maps/ycdVhsuwLeQFsa2TA

      +7
  15. JosephJoseph says: 430 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    https://www.trulia.com/p/nc/tarboro/1101-vance-dr-tarboro-nc-27886–2025142315

    Looking at an older home listing in Tarboro NC made me check Trulia to see what homes/prices are like.

    This one is from 1982 (but looks like it was designed about 10 years earlier). It has a real “Brady Bunch” vibe. Only 165, and I really love the setting – someone did pay attention to trees, etc. But it looks like someone grew old, and there is likely a lot of deferred maintenance. Also, the realtor photos are pre-cleanout, and/or getting ready for tag sale. It looks like the previous owner moved from an older type home with a collection of old things, and somehow wound up in a modern house. Much like what my situation would be if I bought this. Now I’m really tempted by Tarboro!

    +2
  16. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 134 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    Quintessential South Philly
    $299,900 – 3 bd, 1 ba, 1,390 sqft – 1213 Wolf St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

    This house is about a mile and a half from my house and is a rare gem in an ocean of badly rehabbed and altered Philadelphia rowhouses. It is rare that a house in this area retains this much original detail because these rowhouses were built for working class families in masses and they have mostly been ‘modernized’ more than once. This particular house was a bit nicer than others in the area and you can really see the quality. As for year built, it was still a vacant lot on several 1895 maps, but appears on maps from 1901 and 1903. Based on how the blocks filled out between those years, I would guess it to be 1896 or 1897 because adjacent blocks were built out on the 1895 maps.

    Philly is unique in that over 90% of single family homes are rowhouses or twins (mostly rowhouses).

    I can only hope a flipper doesn’t come in and strip the character out, but given that the kitchen and bathroom are as they are, this is probably what is going to happen. It really has four bedrooms, but must be listed as a three bedroom because one of them is only accessible from the adjacent bedroom.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1213-Wolf-St-Philadelphia,-PA,-19148_rb/10395507_zpid/

    +7
    • GwennGwenn says: 114 comments
      Avon, OH

      Oh my! I love this one! Love the kitchen and even the carpet which is a bit dizzying at first glance!

      +4
    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
      OHD Supporter

      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      I caught my breathe at the tile work in the entry/foyer. And that carpet style is one of the few I like. But the door from the foyer to the living room, while beautiful, does not seem to match in style; would that have been a later addition?

      What a great house. Yes, the idea of the flippers getting a hold of it is awful. May it find the right new people, as it clearly had the right ones up to now.

      +6
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Thank you for this listing! I had absolutely no idea that these bland exteriors were built with such tasteful interiors! The world’s tiniest “backyard”, but inside is a delight. Sure beats what today’s equivalent workers can afford to live in. I will never look at urban rowhouses the same way now. Thank you!

      +3
      • OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 134 comments
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        1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
        Philadelphia, PA

        The rowhouses in most of Philly truly were intended for working people. There was a time in the 1880’s when a 1,000 sq ft two story, three bedroom, one bath rowhouse sold for as little as $1,000 new. The idea was that anybody who had a job could afford to buy a house. It was truly a time of standardization.

        This house was a bit nicer than most, but still modest for the time.

        As for the backyard… South Philly backyards are notoriously small. Some as small as the width of the house (14′-16′) by only 3′ or 4′ deep. We feel fancy because our backyard is 264 sq ft, which is a full quarter of our 1060 sq ft of land.

        +5
    • LOVE IT! I still regret selling my 1925 row house in Mount Airy 13 years ago. It had only been lived in by two families (including 3 generations of the last family), and they hadn’t touched much. The kitchen had been remodeled in the 1980s and the baths at some point earlier, but all the original woodwork was there in perfect shape. Not as fancy as this house though.

      Thanks for sharing!

      +3
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      If I were looking to relocated to Philadelphia, I would be engaged in a bidding war for this treasure right as we speak. Excellent find!

      +2
  17. A couple of charming south Arkansas homes!

    Camden AR, 1920, $69,900 – love the pantry and kitchen sink:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/752-W-Washington-St-Camden-AR-71701/2072293224_zpid/

    Warren AR, 1925, $65,000 – lovingly maintained:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/410-W-Pine-St-Warren-AR-71671/118055998_zpid/

    +2
  18. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Remember this house?
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2021/02/25/c-1890-queen-anne-in-florala-al/

    Karyn told me about the estate sale they are having in April:
    https://www.estatesales.net/AL/Florala/36442/2814369

    SOOOOOO many things!!! Oh, boy! If anyone goes, let us know!

    +8
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I do remember commenting on all the things they had collected. It’s a bit too far for a yards sale run so I’ll just have to drool over the things I’d love to have.

      +3
    • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Incredible….I’ve never seen so many collections at once. That was one lifelong collector. Be so fun to attend…yes, if anyone goes, do report in..!!

      +2
    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wow, I’m speechless! If I attended that sale, I’d need a tractor-trailer to get back to NY – and then a new (old) house to put it all in…

      +3
  19. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 78 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Sampling from across the country. High amount of “pending” already, no doubt partially due to the low interest rates in action.

    Start with a few from KY:

    Pembroke, KY, built 1840, $125K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/433-S-Main-St_Pembroke_KY_42266_M42342-03845

    Allensville, KY, built 1864, $550K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8599-Allensville-Rd_Allensville_KY_42204_M93461-99550

    Trenton, KY, built 1830, $899.9K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6338-Clarksville-Rd_Trenton_KY_42286_M34771-75418

    Louisville, KY, built 1840, $850K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12109-Taylorsville-Rd_Louisville_KY_40299_M36836-37514

    New Castle, KY, built 1840, $725K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/316-E-Cross-Main-St_New-Castle_KY_40050_M43068-06613

    Versailles, KY, built 1790, $13.9M:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3204-Midway-Rd_Versailles_KY_40383_M46166-11630

    From IL:

    Chester, IL, ad says built 1930, then contradicts with a Civil War build date reference. (Looks like 1878 or so to me), $220K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/915-Park-Ave_Chester_IL_62233_M82417-92065

    From MO:

    Ironton, MO, built 1902, $390K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/203-S-Knob-St_Ironton_MO_63650_M88679-98293

    Weaubleau, MO, built 1880, $465K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/15753-County-Road-202_Weaubleau_MO_65774_M91720-53291

    One from NC:

    Salisbury, NC, built 1901, $274.777K:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/311-S-Fulton-St-Salisbury-NC-28144/126396782_zpid/

    And last, but not least, a couple from TX:

    Lewisville, TX, built 1900, $425K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/311-Herod-St_Lewisville_TX_75057_M85114-41425

    Belton, TX, built 1904, $299.9K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/300-E-15th-Ave_Belton_TX_76513_M76646-10637

    +6
  20. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 78 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Oh, and one more, a modern build here, which incorporates many classic architectural elements – “Parsons Castle,” located on Lake Whitney, (Laguna Park) TX, built 2017, $6.5M:

    https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/03-24-21-parsons-castle-lake-whitney-laguna-park-for-sale-65-million/#slide=0

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  21. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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    Happy weekend, folks. Spring is really springing up here in Ohio. My picks are pretty pricey today, but we can dram, right?

    The first is for everyone who has ever wanted to own a bed and breakfast in a quaint village in bourbon and horse country. This estate comes with a beautiful 1839 house with a seriously massive kitchen, a sweet guest house, a four bay carriage house, and acres of lush plantings.

    $2,977,000 6bds | 9ba. | 9,443 sqft
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/277-Rose-Hill-Ave-Versailles,-KY,-40383_rb/194820016_zpid/

    Next is a remarkable c.1798 Moravian farm house sited on 8+ acres. The house was the home of the first Hanes descendant in NC. Its almost austere brick lines really appeal to me. It’s a clear case of less is more.

    $1879,000. 5 bds. | 4 ba
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/3550-Middlebrook-Dr-Clemmons,-NC,-27012_rb/5803332_zpid/

    Finally, a lovely 1886 house in the beautiful, historic riverfront town of Marietta, OH. Gorgeous wallpapers and light fixtures, and the lightest, most airy bedroom ever! if I owned that kitchen I would switch out the granite and then never leave again.

    $684,900 5 bds. | 4 ba. |. 4,800 sqft
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/340-N-7th-St-Marietta,-OH,-45750_rb/2072695570_zpid/

    +3
  22. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1935, Oxford, CT, 849,900

    From the listing: “Known as Oxfordshire, the family homestead of Stephen B. Church is a 10,000+ sf, 2.5 acre landmark…original home dating back to the 1700’s was later split into what are now known as the “East and West wings” which now flank the Neoclassical Architecture “Mansion” constructed in the 1920’-30’ss. Featuring Beaux Arts Classicism combining the classical architecture from Greece and Rome with Renaissance ideas…The formal parlor is enhanced by an authentic and rare Aeolian Pipe Organ, one of only several known remaining in the US; another like organ can be seen in Hildene, the historic Robert Todd Lincoln home…It is only fitting that upon the grounds of Oxfordshire remains a large concrete crane garden pool fountain, as Stephen B. Church engaged in engineering and his specialty was deep well pumping machinery and in his day developed one of the largest and most important business enterprises of this character in New England.”
    Interesting photos, looks like a cool place

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53-Great-Hill-Rd-Oxford-CT-06478/174362517_zpid/

    +1
  23. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1890, Ashtabula, OH, 29,900

    I like the exterior, minus the poor chimney that lost its life above the roofline. Slide 5, curious cabinets (photos are dark), I like the stair railing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/606-W-46th-St-Ashtabula-OH-44004/72396173_zpid/

    +1
  24. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1962, Chicago, IL, 269,900

    Lovely little stone and brick exterior with solid old fashioned awning. Custom curtain awnings. I love the older kitchen appliances, bath tile. And what fun it would be to have a party room in the cellar.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6658-S-Kilpatrick-Ave-Chicago-IL-60629/3949993_zpid/

    +4
  25. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1915, Maritta, OH, 950,000

    Neat Tudor with an old photo to see the house without all of the mature plantings around it. Lovely house where the wood work is allowed to be as it was. Carpet…. If you buy, it you get to see what is underneath. I am curious about the large hood in the kitchen. Perhaps a leftover from the original kitchen. Love the breakfast nook, pantry, cabinetry.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/520-536-Millgate-Rd-Marietta-OH-45750/2076538527_zpid/

    +4
  26. Aaron HAaron H says: 17 comments
    2015 Victorian-revival
    Mansfield, TX

    Interesting house in Texas. The house agent states the house was built in 1893. Whilst I agree it could be very early 90’s, it does have some 80’s details, like those amazing artglass sidelights either side of the entry door. The rest of the house has seen some modern additions, but all in all not to bad considering what could and does happen to ol’ queens.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/311-S-Denton-St-Gainesville-TX-76240/90322729_zpid/?mmlb=g,0

    +1
  27. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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    Well. Here’s my contribution to the weekly What The Hell Is Going On Here? category. Morris is a nice little town in normally quiet, peaceful and serene Litchfield County. Along with the towns of Warren and Goshen, it is served by Wamogo Regional High School (WArrenMOrrisGOshen and not the Wamogo Indians as Freshman were told when I attended lo these many years ago.)

    1899 Cape Cod $99,900 Est. Payment $348/mo
    2bed 1bath 720sqft 1.57acre lot
    150 Stoddard Rd,
    Morris, CT, 06763

    Here’s what the listing says: Two bed, 1 bath Cape situated on a large parcel – over 1 acre. Close to Bantam Lake. Subject property is being sold occupied with any and all occupants in AS IS/WHERE IS condition. Neither the seller nor the listing broker can verify the existence of any lease agreement, either written or verbal, nor any rental amount being paid, due or owing. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants. Buyer is assuming ALL responsibility for any necessary eviction action.DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANTS! DO NOT TRESPASS!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/150-Stoddard-Rd_Lakeside_CT_06758_M46729-20135

    This is beyond weird. Does the seller hold clear title to the property and, if so, why can’t they arrange for the eviction of “any and all occupants”? If they don’t hold clear title, how do they intend to complete the transaction, assuming they ever find a sucker…excuse me, I mean assuming they ever find a buyer?
    “Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.” No worries, I’d be too scared. Just like the owner, apparently.
    The town name and zip are different in the listing than in the link. Why?

    FYI: This is the price history. I find the increase from 10/02/2020 to 01/10/2020 to be particularly intriguing. Perhaps the premises were temporarily vacant that year?

    Date Event Price Price/Sq Ft Source
    01/14/2021 Relisted $99,900 $138 SMARTMLS
    12/28/2020 Relisted $99,900 $138 SMARTMLS
    11/12/2020 Price Changed $99,900 $138 SMARTMLS
    10/02/2020 Listed $119,900 $166 SMARTMLS
    01/10/2020 Listed $115,500

    +1
    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1909 Arts and Crafts
      Scottsdale, AZ

      There are probably COVID eviction moratoriums still in place.

      I share a driveway with an old house that had been split into apartments. I thought it was odd that the property showed to be forclosed a couple of years ago but there were “tenants.” A couple of months ago I had to knock on the door to get someone to move their car…and saw a 30 day eviction notice. They are all still there, though!

      Quiet folks. Nobody drives a car so the shared driveway situation hasn’t been an issue so far with that one exception. TBH the house needs a lot of work, I’m kind of hoping the neighboring hospital buys it and tears it down (blasphemy, I know!) or a restoration-minded person buys it and returns it to single family status again.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Sure sounds like a problem with squatters to me. I wouldn’t go near it with ten-foot pole, or apparently has anyone else for a long time…sad.

      +1
    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
      OHD Supporter

      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      Are there cousins involved? This looks like yet another pig in a poke.

      +3
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      Foreclosure – Dec 2019.

      https://qpublic.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=1005&LayerID=20384&PageTypeID=4&PageID=8905&Q=1652218569&KeyValue=1063
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      There was a death in the family last year, and they own other property adjacent. I’d guess money, estate and other legal issues are involved, not necessarily strangers squatting there. I hope they have the right to redeem the house and keep it in the family.

      +4
  28. natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Just for fun!

    https://binkhaven.com/gallery

    My Norwegian blood just sings! And it has a cupboard bed a lot like mine, but without doors and leather curtains. Now if I just had time (and talent) to do rosemaling.

    +9
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      That’s beautiful. As a fellow Norwegian, I can relate. I can almost taste my grandmother’s lefsa now!

      +2
      • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Mmmmmmm…. lefse for breakfast! *grin*

        +2
      • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        My Mom made the best Lefse ever on the old cook stove they saved and moved to the basement just for that purpose. And don’t forget the Krumkaka and Sandbakles too. All my anscestors were Norwegian, I guess that doesn’t leave me out..!

        +4
        • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
          1979 That 70's show
          Otis Orchards, WA

          Welcome to the club! Both of those are still a favorite as well as lefsa. And you are right, Julie, lefsa can be eaten at any meal, especially if you are Norwegian!

          +1
        • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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          1877 Vernacular
          Columbia River Gorge, WA

          Sandy,

          I never thought about that! Making lefse on a wood cook stove, while obviously doable, must have had quite a learning curve to get it right. I’ve often wondered about canning on a wood stove, and regret never having asked my grandmother about it when she was alive.

          +1
          • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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            2001 craftsman farmhouse
            Bainbridge Island, WA

            Julie,
            My Mom grew up in ND on a farm…..learned how to make lefsa on the only kitchen stove they had. Clean it good and you have a very large flat iron surface…perfect..! Does take two people…one to be rolling out, the other manning the turning at the stove.
            Mom bought an electric lefsa making flat surface appliance when they built new in ’61. I have that now, but ashamed to say I’ve not used it. I do have a nice turning stick I bought at a Norwegian store in Poulsbo seven miles from here. Poulsbo was settled by Norwegians and they have capitalized on a that vibe…..on Liberty Bay, it’s a fun place to visit .

            +1
            • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
              OHD Supporter

              1877 Vernacular
              Columbia River Gorge, WA

              Sandy,

              I had no idea about Poulsbo! I am ashamed to say that while I have lived in the NW nearly my whole life, I have never been around much in Washington, other than SW, and the Gorge. BUT! I have Grandkids needing to learn the joys of road tripping, and they are at an age where they enjoy it, so I’ll be planning to explore new areas as well as old favorite with them.

              As for lefse, if you don’t get around to making it yourself, and want some, I can certianly send some to you come the holidays. Or you can visit!

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              • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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                2001 craftsman farmhouse
                Bainbridge Island, WA

                https://www.visitpoulsbo.com/
                And on your way through Bainbridge Island to Poulsbo, you can stop in and visit me..! as you will might come by ferry from downtown Seattle…kids love the ferry and it’s a great way to view Seattle’s skyline. Although there is a bridge to the mainland on the north end of the Island, or you can drive from the south, switching off at Tacoma to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.
                Thanks for the Lefsa offer. It is always available around here in the grocery stores at Christmas. There is a great Scandinavian bakery in Seattle too, that really goes all out for Christmas with Norwegian goodies.

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          • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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            folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

            Julie, When next you’re in Montana drop by and we’ll find something to can up so you can see how well it works for canning.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Super wow Julie!! thank you! I see a new way of living mapped out in front of me.

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    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      Oh, that is amazing; as if Door County isn’t amazing enough anyway.

      +1
  29. JkleebJkleeb says: 353 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Astoria, OR 1912 Craftsman/Tudor $955,000

    I don’t think the exterior gives many clues how great the interior is—-the pics include decent photos of the original blueprints. It doesn’t appear that the interior has had many changes.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1684-Irving-Ave-Astoria-OR-97103/86304976_zpid

    +3
  30. EileenMEileenM says: 10 comments

    That’s a WHOLE lot of down-sizing. Some real gems there.

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  31. Not to slight St. Joseph, MO, I’d never live there (staying in the South) but plenty of people do… and a lot of homes and buildings of historical interest for sale. BTW Ross, totally fascinating blog you posted on the St. Joe house post recently, very interesting!

    Big old house for relatively cheap in St Joe, 1902, 4700 SF for $280K: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2649-Frederick-Ave_Saint-Joseph_MO_64506_M72905-17465

    A large gorgeous church from 1903, includes attached parsonage; I hope it can remain a church, but it’s only $99K: https://www.xome.com/commercial-for-sale/1001-S-15th-Street-St-Joseph-MO-64503-302719378https://exitrealty.com/listing/ksheart2156067/1001_S_15th_Street__St_Joseph__MO_65403/of-1204

    +2
    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      This is beautiful, and alarmingly inexpensive. I am saddened so see the pipe organ go separately, and by the idea of this building not being used as a community resource/hub. It would make a great community center/shared kitchen/teaching space.

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  32. MornaMorna says: 198 comments
    OHD Supporter

    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    I noticed this property in today’s paper and was drawn in by what appeared to be Transoms over the doors.

    Like the much older monument workshop that Jim H’s great grandfather started, this is a mixed commercial and living space. Store front(s) and apartments. The main listing doesn’t show the apartments, but the Zillow listing from 2018 has pictures, and i can only hope that no one HGTV’d the place — the kitchen cabinets are wonderful.
    Missoula has a very pedestrian friendly downtown, and S Higgins is not too far out of the main area. How wonderful would it be to live in whichever apartment most appealed, rent out the other two, and commute to work on the main floor, if the current tenant doesn’t stay?

    1925 very utilitarian commercial building, $695,000 Missoula MT
    https://www.remax.com/mt/missoula/home-details/1425-s-higgins-ave-missoula-mt-59801/746415042374243519

    old listing showing a few apartment photos:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1425-S-Higgins-Ave-Missoula-MT-59801/209636842_zpid/?

    the current tenants look pretty cool, too. Looks like they just opened. (Good grief stuff is expensive. I’ll just be over here with my old worn brushes and enamelware, thank you.)
    https://www.threebaleshomesupply.com/
    news story: https://www.montanarightnow.com/missoula/three-bales-home-supply-store/video_8b1d3694-83a8-11eb-8672-efde133bac32.html

    +1
  33. snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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    1782 Quaker Georgian
    Worton, MD

    QUINCY, ILLINOIS is a treasure chest of great old houses on the Mississippi River.

    1887 Shingle Style, $232K
    Before:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/04/27/1887-shingle-in-quincy-il/
    After:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/238-N-18th-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M74478-67053

    1896 Shingle Style, $376K:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1800-Grove-Ave_Quincy_IL_62301_M88738-59715

    1907, Colonial Revival, $339K on the cherry street of mansions (pending):
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1801-Maine-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M74482-76979

    1906 Four Square with some Prairie Style details (and one of those big George Maher architect dormers), $255K:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1241-Park-Pl_Quincy_IL_62301_M88720-33684

    1883, Picturesque Cottage with stunning entry hall, $210K:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-S-18th-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M88704-31248

    C.1860 Brick Farmhouse, It’s well worth reading the comments, $188K
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/12/02/c-1860-quincy-il/

    C.1860 Italianate, with an oddly minimal listing for a grand house at a great price, $85K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/733-N-4th-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M73749-74870

    1896 Romanesque Rectory, $75K!!!:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/733-N-4th-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M73749-74870

    1862 Sad house with enough original windows and 19th. Century elements to make me think there’s something worth saving inside, $25K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/903-Kentucky-St_Quincy_IL_62301_M72311-65597

    For kix, a recreational cottage that will never, ever flood, 28K:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2827-Bonansinga-Dr_Quincy_IL_62305_M82835-86784

    Oh and while we’re here, it’s worth revisiting one of the greats (finally sold):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/02/21/c-1880-second-empire-quincy-il/

    +7
  34. 67drake67drake says: 300 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    I was wondering if I could ask for help with a couple old house questions.
    My wife and I are planning on buying a home a couple streets away from us. I posted a few pictures in my albums titled “William St. House”
    First,there is a false “balcony” coming off of the second floor in the front of the house. Does this detail have a specific name?
    Second, it’s kind of hard to see from the pics, but there is a widows walk on the roof. Do you think this would of had wrought iron work around the perimeter originally?
    Thanks for any help.
    Drake

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I would call that a Juliette Balcony. The house may or may not have cresting at the ridges. Try to find historic photos if you can. Old tax records often have photos attached too.

      +1
      • 67drake67drake says: 300 comments
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        1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
        Iowa County , WI

        Perfect! Thanks.
        I’m going back over there tonight, so I’ll ask the owner if he knows, or has photos. He’s been there 48 years, and is only the second owner, so if he doesn’t know, I’ll keep digging.

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        • 67drake67drake says: 300 comments
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          1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
          Iowa County , WI

          Well, the owner, who has been there 48 years, said there was no railing/ironwork on the house since he moved there, but the house still had the original shake roof when he bought the house.
          I wonder how common it would have been to have one of those widows walks, but have no kind of railing? There is a ladder and trap door that goes out into the roof still.

          +3
    • KevinPKevinP says: 83 comments

      The way the kitchen in the “1920” house is partitioned off with open slats at the top of the walls is interesting. I also suspect it is a little older than the 1920 build date given.

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  35. JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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    This place has a Woodstock Handmade Houses vibe and some nice stonework. Supposedly there’s a 19th C. schoolhouse in there somewhere.
    Hannacroix NY – $429k with 50 acres of woods.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/52-Featherbed-Ln_New-Baltimore_NY_12124_M97513-87559

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Featherbed-Ln_New-Baltimore_NY_12087_M90402-98113

    Kelly posted this handsome Greek Revival farm 2 years ago at $499k, now Brooklynized and flipped for more than double that.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/01/10/c-1860-greek-revival-hannacroix-ny/

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/563-County-Route-54_Hannacroix_NY_12087_M31947-22076

    +5
  36. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 78 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Philmont, NY, built 1820, $995K. EPIC Carriage House:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40-Main-St-Philmont-NY-12565/30002679_zpid/?

    +3
  37. https://jharing.haringrealty.com/p/664-Woodhill-Rd-Mansfield-OH-44907/dmgid_142693489?oid=33500000&

    Mansfield, OH. Built in 1929, $489K. Stunning French chateau style home with updated kitchen. Someone needs to love this place in the way it deserves, absolutely amazing property.

    +3
    • NancyJNancyJ says: 11 comments

      Wow!! Absolutely beautiful! Love the light and how open to the outside the whole house seems. Please keep Ohio properties coming -looking to move back.

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  38. NancyJNancyJ says: 11 comments

    1900 Former Church
    Lancaster, OH
    $338,000
    2bed2bath4,284sqft
    Wonderful, repurposed 1900 church. One of the most beautiful redesign of a church I’ve seen. I especially love the outside and the setting. Only thing I would find challenging is the lack of any see-through windows to the outside. On the other hand, you don’t require window coverings!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/131-E-Chestnut-St_Lancaster_OH_43130_M43486-62443

    +3
  39. MornaMorna says: 198 comments
    OHD Supporter

    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    After looking at Tony Bianchini’s linked lovely mansion, I took a quick look at whatever else had come up in the neighborhood and saw this 1890 Mansard Victorian for $179,000. I am puzzled by the fake window bump out that I think may just be a disguised chimney?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/95-Church-St-Hudson-NY-12534/305299311_zpid/

    +3
  40. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1940 Pueblo, territorial $4,000,000 Est. Payment $13,781/mo
    7bed 7.5+bath 9,613sqft 1acre lot
    797 Camino Del Monte Sol,
    Santa Fe, NM, 87505
    Listing agent says ” Ideal as a primary or second home.” OK. Here’s the deal: you buy this property as a second home and only visit once a year..or less. I’ll live in the second guest house and be the groundskeeper.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/797-Camino-Del-Monte-Sol_Santa-Fe_NM_87505_M13610-30928

    +3
  41. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Gorgeous property with furnishings to dream over. And, I want that first kitchen. Just down the road aways from Tallahassee. Street view well worth exploring.

    1890. $750,000Est. Payment $2,622/mo
    5bed 4.5bath 4,800sqft 1acre lot
    580 W Washington St,
    Monticello, FL, 32344
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/580-W-Washington-St_Monticello_FL_32344_M65793-23984

    +1
  42. Matt ZMatt Z says: 111 comments
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    1893 Shingle Style
    Mamakating Park, NY

    Poor old house…someone save her!!
    18th century farmhouse. Pompton Plains, NJ. Must be moved
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/350776319711875/

    +2
  43. natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Just FYI, I added three more stoves to my stove picture album. Have fun!

    +3
  44. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Yikes. This really is the worst flip yet. So bad that I’m considering marking it as demolished.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/05/17/c-1900-wells-mn/

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/151-5th-St-NW-Wells-MN-56097/128509362_zpid/

    +2
    • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Yeah, that’s pretty bad….Especially since they replaced all the old woodwork. But in my mind it’s not nearly as heart-breaking as that glorious untouched 1908 Craftsman in Portland, OR that was bastardized to black and whiteness. I doubt I’ll ever forget that.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      There’s an expression for that: FUBAR!

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    • NancyJNancyJ says: 11 comments

      How sad!

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    • ZooZoo says: 537 comments

      What a sad state of affairs that the new owner/flipper couldn’t see the value of keeping those beautiful pocket doors, the gorgeous unpainted woodwork, etc. Why o why?

      Very sad, and yes, essentially demolished. Nothing of the old house remains.

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  45. FUBAR indeed. It’s nearly unrecognizable, it’s as if everything that was good about it was removed. For shame.

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