July 2, 2021: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

Added to OHD on 7/2/21 - Last OHD Update: 7/9/21 - 97 Comments
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Special thanks to this month's OHD Supporters!
Anne M.
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Roger Cook
Matt Ziehnert
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Well Done! Realty
(Lancaster John)
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Our Philly Row
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Harley's Mom
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Lord Mannyng
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Tom Isenberg
Rita L. from Lansing, MI
Toni Moya
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Angie boldly going nowhere
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The Greens
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Preservation Matters
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Jeanne Smith
Sheryl J. Moore
Karen H.
Jack Drake Rollins
Gina & Phil
old codger
Joey Cain

With thanks to JimH our history hero!
In memory of John Clifford, John Foreman & Phillip DeLong.

And those who have chosen not to be named. Thanks to all!

97 Comments on July 2, 2021: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12819 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Super thanks to the OHD Supporters! ❤

    The two ladies have no association with the home featured. I do not know who they were.

    The home, not sure it’s still around but maybe someone will have better luck than me.

    I am getting closer to having my to post lists better organized, I swear! 😀

    Have a great weekend!

    • natira121natira121 says: 863 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      The postcard house is cute! I love those tall skinny windows, even if they don’t let in a lot of light.

      The women are awesome… the first looks slightly disgusted *grin* And when I see the details of the dress, all I can think is how much work went into making it, likely by hand.

      The second, older lady. I’d love to hear her story. She looks like she’s seen a lot.

    • MJGMJG says: 2843 comments
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      As a collector of historic photos, I am still always shocked to see these photos with props that are in need of fixing. The gimp on the chair is shredding and falling off. I have tons of phots like this. And it just makes me smirk. Are these photos taken at more affordable studios where it isn’t $2.00 for a dozen cards? But you can also learn a lot from these pictures about how furniture was covered, what type of gimp that was used, how the gimp was applied, and other types of applications. Also notice that the gimp is applied with small tacks. This was VERY common and you can see in many photos. Historic homes when restoring pieces often simply glue the gimp on because they think this is unusual by todays standards, but in my opinion they should always execute the exact detail of the period. So if they did it back then, they should do it today.

      Photos are a really nice window to the past. Plus their clothing is always fun to study.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Today’s modest subject house wouldn’t generate a second look if it were like most homes from that era still standing. By today, the roof ornament would be long gone, the ornamental gable brace would likely be missing especially if the house developed the old house skin disease known as cement shingle, aluminum, or vinyl siding. If the delicate stick and ball upper porch frieze had survived that would put it in the minor miracle category. In many places, especially in the Midwestern states, homes of this kind can still be found in older neighborhoods but in many cases they have suffered the decades of indignities from becoming rental houses or from owners who bought into the zero maintenance and higher efficiency arguments from slick siding and window replacement salesmen. Maybe… (hoping here!) this was one of the lucky ones and it is still standing and perhaps even has retained the original ornamental details. We can only hope so but nearly all of us know how truly rare that is. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe fourth of July Weekend.

        • MJGMJG says: 2843 comments
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          Skin disease. That is a good one! I’ve not heard that before but so perfect to describe our modern plastic looking homes or old home that have become plasticized. Or the ok’d brick or asbestos Coverings that flatten out the house and make perspective corrupt due to the new size and lines it creates similar to that wide aluminum siding.

          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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            1897 Queen Anne Colonial
            Cadiz, OH

            I can’t take credit for that term (old house skin disease) as I read it in an old house magazine in the past so someone else must have come up with it. I agree with everything you wrote about the distortions and visual changes artificial siding can add to a house.

    • respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 193 comments
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      sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

      What about the interesting landscape feature that appears to be a vine window covering attached at the upper corners and the middle of the top of the window?

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape

      I love when you post a lot of old pics. It is so much fun to look at them. Love that cute cottage.

  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Morning Kelly and all!
    I am heading over to the cabin this AM and happy to have the chance to share before I leave the world of internet.
    Kelly I like the house share for its three tall and narrow windows and the trim on the roofline of the porch. The ladies are both dressed up for their photos. The later, I see her hair has been rendered decorative and the first lady her dress is rather complicated (does not look comfortable to me in this time), but can you imagine wearing clothing with that much craftmanship?

  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Here is what I found of interest this week:

    1909, Berkeley, CA, 1,495,000
    Designed by architect Walter H. Parker for the Hall family. The inside is gorgeous. I love all the wood and the fireplace is stunning. The public rooms are stunning. I love the arched windows in the what appears to be a mission framework. I love the stairway. Is it chalet like or Makintosh-esque?

    1960, San Bernardino, CA, 799,000
    MCM with a real swanky interior-public rooms and the exterior.

  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1947, Mentor, OH, 2,950,000
    1947 is just the date that this old English home was moved to the present site.
    The place looks, I don’t know 16th century England? I love the all wood dining room with the strapping holding two crossed beams at the center of the ceiling. And the fireplace in that room is so wonderful.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1150 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Seems like the rebuilt Tudor has been for sale for some time. If I remember right if was originally late 15th century and had been reconstructed previously somewhere in the US during the Tudor Revival craze in the roaring 20’s. It was then taken apart and moved to a large estate in Ohio in 1947.

    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 168 comments
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      I’m in love with the dining room! The ceiling, the paneling and the fireplace. Such a treat! Thanks Kimberly.

  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1930, Shohola, PA, 1,250,000
    Located on a thin strip of land between two bodies of water with lily pads. Love the simple interiors. I think they would look nice in greens matching the plantings and trees outdoors—to tie the two together. Love simple kitchens. New Yorker magazine covers used as paper in one bathroom (an idea that has intrigued me for some time—all that humor and beauty). The view from the porch is lovely.

    1856, Tyrone, PA, 199,900
    Posting this house for the wonderful fireplace mantel and great tilework in one bathroom. Nice exterior on the front façade.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      The 1856 Tyrone, PA, house may have seen changes over the years but that green tiled bathroom with the matching green ornate radiator is phenomenal. The other details are OK, nice incised carved (slate?) mantel etc., but that bathroom is one of a kind. Thanks for sharing.

    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 930 comments
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      Good heavens! When I saw the opening shots of the 1930, Shohola, PA house I thought for a moment (or two) that it was actually in the water. Can’t help but wonder if the lake ever rose high enough to cause a problem. Aside from that bit of curiosity there is a lot to like here — for instance, the vintage stove (pic 15) and certainly if this were my place I’d be spending most of my time enjoying the view (Pic 25).

  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    lastly two houses, one from VA and the last from NJ:
    I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!!

    1920, Chatham, VA, 185,000
    I love the decorative thought out exterior (back side additions excluded from my mind)

    1880, Pittstown, NJ, 99,500
    Old house in need of somebody to love it. I see the first floor and think it may have been a store. Old heater-curious to know the fuel used. Reminds me of the kerosene heater we had in the cabin when I was young.

  7. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Four offerings from Litchfield County, CT, with a wide price range. I like all of them. Where do you store 2.5 tons of pellets???

    1. 1890 $399,900 Est. $1,942 /mo
    3 bed 2.5 bath 1,942 sqft 0.4 acre lot
    10 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford, CT 06776
    Directions: At the top of the New Milford green/Main Street, take the left then immediate right. 2nd house on the right past the Historical Society.
    “…The owners used the pellet stove in the family room to provide most of their heat. It can stay with the house, along with 2.5 tons of pellets, or they will remove both… The home was part of the Ingleside School for Young Ladies. Called ‘The Wigwam,’ it was the location for the first commencement exercises of 1892. The house was used as a meeting hall, gym and art studio, and the flat front lawn was used for drill exercises. In 1903, the house was renamed ‘Bobolink,’ and used as the school infirmary.”

    2. 1920 Contemporary, Barn $2,200,000 Est.$9,361/mo
    4bed 4.5bath 4,809sqft 5 acre lot
    117 Dibble Hill Rd, Cornwall, CT 06796
    “Welcome to The Barn – A magnificent 19 acre estate of outstanding natural beauty on esteemed Dibble Hill Road. Elegant yet understated and totally unique, it radiates a sense of relaxation, warmth and comfort. Brilliantly designed by award winning architect, Henry Olko and expertly built with premium materials, fixtures and workmanship… This gorgeous estate is highlighted by glorious stone walls set amid extensive flower gardens, lush shrubbery and hedges, specimen trees and a spring fed aerated pond offering complete privacy and ever changing pastoral views….”

    3. 1770 Colonial $500,000 Est. $2,650 /mo
    4 bed 3 bath 3,984 sqft
    1.39 acre lot
    785 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798
    “From her “dawn of America” history, to the dairy farm families who helped settle Woodbury, the 1770 Solomon and Mary Root Minor farmhouse has a rich history and is one of the oldest houses in the Minortown section of Woodbury. The wide board floors, wrought head nails, hand hewn beams, and original King’s wood paneling above the 8′ wide kitchen fireplace(and throughout the 11 room house), evoke a taste of colonial America….”

    4. 1780 Colonial $3,395,000 Est. $14,669/mo
    5 bed 3.5+bath 3,950 sqft 10.2 acre lot
    17 Judea Cemetery Rd, Washington, CT 06793
    I’ll be living in the barn.
    “Full of history, character, grace & charm from the time of the Revolutionary war thru the Civil War where lore has it that it was part of the Underground Railroad to today Apple Lane Farm has taken its place in Washington… The guest barn house holds its own w/ 3 bedrooms & three & half baths plus a stunning stone fp & generous sized great room for living & dining…There is a pool site that can afford the buyer an opportunity to design their own pool. Basically owned by only two families for the last two hundred years w/ a brief foray by entrepreneur George Soros here is your opportunity to share in a unique Washington property.”

    Judea Cemetery, also known as Old Judea Cemetery, is a colonial era burying ground located on Judea Road in Washington, Connecticut. Before it became a separate town in 1779, and chose to name itself “Washington”, the area was known as “Judea”, and was part of Woodbury, Connecticut.
    Judea Cemetery is the site of a monument in honor of “Jeff Liberty and His Colored Patriots”, erected in the early 20th century, and is thought to be the resting place of a number of African-American soldiers who served in the American Revolutionary War, including Jeff Liberty. Liberty was owned by Continental Army Captain Jonathan Ferrand, who is buried in Old Judea, and he (Liberty) earned his freedom by fighting in the Continental Army. “Liberty” is known to have been chosen as a surname by a number of slaves freed in this era.[1][2]
    Washington, Connecticut Cemetery
    History from the WCA 1952 Handbook: (An excerpt)
    The first piece of land procured for the New Burying Ground on September 7, 1842, at a cost of $143.03 contained about one acre—”Beginning at the Northeast corner of the Episcopal Church and running North and West by Remus M. Fowler’s land far enough to embrace an acre for a particular description see our deed from said Fowler on the town records ” reserving liberty for said Fowler to pasture a horse or sheep on said land while he lives and occupying the land adjoining, reserving all the feed growing on the same for that purpose.”

    • jillieDjillieD says: 164 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      I love the New Milford house. Move-in ready for me.

    • CarebearCarebear says: 1281 comments
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      I like the older of them two colonials better. The house has been allowed to keep its age-the other has been modernized so much, it looks as if it’s no more than 20 years old. The older house, I love the huge bedrooms, the wall paneling, that big fireplace.

  8. BethanyBethany says: 3547 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    The first lady’s dress looks odd to me because it would appear that she has her bustle on top of the dress in the back, rather than under it supporting it as I think it was intended to be used.You can even kind of see the under structure under the padded part. I think it would have been like wearing your bra on the outside of your clothes. Anyone else have more knowledge about this?

  9. natira121natira121 says: 863 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Once again, it’s Friday! And here’s a stove to check out:


    I’ll be adding more stoves to my album soon.

  10. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 285 comments
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    natira121 and fellow stove lovers there is a place called Bryant Stove and Music Co in Thorndike Maine that will knock your socks off. They rebuild antique stoves and sell them a long with that they have rare cars and musical instruments such as a Wurlitzer one man band a calliope and music boxes. All sorts of fun treasures. One room is all dolls that when a switch is flicked they move around on tracks and do tricks (if your afraid of dolls as I am beware)! But the other stuff makes up for it. Close to Belfast, Sears port and Camden on the coast.

  11. alfalf says: 33 comments
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    1771 Teddy Bear Eastman farm, Walpole, NH, $449,000


    It’s an authentic antique Cape on 3.57 acres with the Great Brook running through the property. There are two original fireplaces, exposed beams, and original wide pine floors. Charming and atmospheric.

    • lilithlilith says: 35 comments

      I’ve never been into pre-1800 houses but their becoming increasingly appealing to me. I love this one!

      • RanunculusRanunculus says: 303 comments
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        Tucson, AZ

        Having grown up in Virginia with its history a full topic starting in 4th grade & field trips to Jamestown/Williamsburg, Monticello, Gettysburg, etc. each year, even living a quarter mile from the Adam Thoroughgood house (1719) , it had never occurred to me that anyone would never have been in a house built before 1800!

        I personally have no desire to live in one, but they are amazing, particularly the juxtaposition of refinement and engineering versus the relatively primitive materials and tools. (Which might be said of any historic era though.)

        Perhaps we should all “crowdsource” an East Coast field trip itinerary for your enjoyment!

  12. JosephJoseph says: 430 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    A somewhat surprising demolition in my neck of the woods (Massachusetts). Somewhat, only because even though older houses are not popular, this is within walking distance of the historic Wayside Inn historic district, and all my life I have passed it and noted how well preserved it was. But, not popular with buyers, and I suspect the land was more valuable than the house.

    I would guess late 18th century.


  13. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 285 comments
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    Sad to hear about the passing and closing we bought a Victorian parlor stove from them and had two vintage gas stoves worked on. The cost of the repairs was so inexpensive it cost more for the gas to get back and forth and Dad’s lunch! Guess I will have to find a new source for any other repairs.

  14. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Amazon has been soliciting my purchase of this book for the last few days. Having read this review, I can understand why:
    “Maine is not a teardown”: This is the adage that guided photographer Maura McEvoy, art director Basha Burwell, and writer Kathleen Hackett to travel over 3,000 miles all over the Pine Tree State—spanning “dozens of fingers of land, ferrying across bays and reaches, braving dubious dirt roads, and strolling seaside towns,” they write—to capture Maine’s standout houses, from coastal shacks to inland farms, cottages to cabins.
    The result is The Maine House, out this month from Vendome. These are houses with character and history—and the book is an affirmation that time-worn, lived-in spaces top preciously decorated interiors, that memories add meaning, and that nothing can replace old, original bones.”
    The article presents many pictures from one of the featured homes and provides this delightful bit of information: Above: The house’s original wall color—an intriguing, weathered blue-green—is unchanged. Jim’s grandmother “specified the stain herself—a mix of Prussian blue, yellow ochre, linseed oil, and turpentine,” according to The Maine House.

    IMHO…Remodelista could do a world of good if they did less chasing/promoting “trends” and focused on what really matters.

  15. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1080 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Three houses from the 1920s in Western Massachusetts, a nice study in contrasts:
    1925 colonial in West Springfield for $225,000 not much curb appeal but that is easily resolved.
    1928 Bungalow in Springfield for $234,900 looks like there was some updating in the 1950s;check out the sink in the basement:
    1922 Bungalow in Holyoke, MA $264,000 nice porch & landscaping; lots of updates

  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1080 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1900 Queen Anne in Holyoke, MA $389,000 lots of unpainted wood; two pantries – one a nice butler’s pantry with a marble sink. Would love to see the baths!
    1895 in Springfield, MA $325,000 this is a handsome house outside & in; located in the Cozy Corner section of the city – love the name.
    1948 Rumford Cape in Rumford RI $329,000 very charming

  17. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1080 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1916 Colonial in Portland, CT $599,900 beautiful home
    1860 farmhouse in Barre, VT $699,999 with 50 acres
    1845 (?) brick Italianate in Bennington, VT $419,000 multi-unit, but lots of original charm

    Happy 4th everyone!

  18. JoeyCainJoeyCain says: 6 comments
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    1878 Victorian
    Rochester, NY

    1853 Victorian in Sharon Springs, NY. $299.000, 4,960 sq ft.

    I don’t know if it has been on the site before. Lovely and big located in faded spa town. Some Rooms to finish as you want.


  19. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Very nice. I wish there was a floor plan. Those two unfinished rooms look to me like they should be just one room. One big rectangular room that I could turn into my bedroom, with a built in bookcase and reading area at one end. Not sure what motivated all the plaster removal in that area but I want it back. Plasterboy’s posts on the subject of plaster restoration have convinced me to tackle it.
    Was there ever a railing on that front porch? I think I’d like one. There’s just under 2/3’s of an acre to play with. That’ll be fun.

  20. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    -Two offerings from NYC:
    1. 1910 Church $5,950,000 Est.$28,542/mo
    Studio 0.5+bath 9,418sqft
    147-149 W 123rd St, Manhattan, NY 10027
    “The Harlem Properties Team at Compass presents the sale of the landmark structure that has housed Greater Metropolitan Baptist Church (GMBC) since 1985. Originally built and dedicated in 1897/1898 as aoeSt. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Churcha�, this iconic structure has had a long and important history to the populations living around 125th Street from the late 1800s to present day. The building was designed by two German architects, Ernest W. Schneider and Henry Herter, who broke from the popular Romanesque style of that time to construct this beautifully detailed Gothic facade at 147-149 West 123rd Street (Landmark Site: Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Block 1908, Lot 9.)…”

    2. 1902 Beaux-Arts $38,000,000 Est.$153,226/mo
    8 bed 8.5+bath 14,125 sqft
    9 E 88th St, New York, NY 10128
    “A magnificent 26 foot wide Beaux-Arts mansion, 9 East 88th Street is situated on a charming tree-lined street just off Fifth Avenue, in the southern portion of the Carnegie Hill Historic District. Noted Gilded Age architects James R. Turner and William G. Killian in 1902-1903 designed this handsome residence with unparalleled grandeur, size and the lavish detail typical of the era. The house has remained a single family since that time. The house underwent interior alterations in 1912-1913 by the young, but soon-to-be renowned American architect, John Russell Pope, who later designed the National Gallery of Art and the Jefferson Memorial…”
    On street view, stroll left to Fifth Ave and the Guggenheim.
    What a beautiful facade. I could linger a long time, enjoying its deliciousness.

  21. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    There’s a problem with that link, this one does work:

  22. Somebody Please Save this house!!
    Saint Joseph, MO
    This is the first time I have shared so not sure what I am doing but here it is:


    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Ah yes, the Schumacher House. It was posted a couple of weeks ago on these pages: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2021/06/20/1872-italianate-in-st-joseph-mo/ and 13 comments have been left at the bottom of the post. I’ve been inside the house a couple of times when I lived and worked on old houses in St. Joe in 2004-2006. It is an intriguing house but a basement to attic rehab will be akin to new construction because it needs so much. Having excellent jig saw puzzle solving skills would be a great plus because a substantial amount of millwork trim remains but its in stacks and piles so a lot of measurements and guesswork would be needed for all the pieces to go back into their proper places. It needs a credible looking front porch although I suspect the remnants of a porch with tin roofing panels was put on in the early 1900’s. For someone willing to put in all the needed work, a pretty decent Victorian house could be the result. As I recall, I found no evidence of mantels or chimneys and one of the previous owners said it never had them because it had central (radiator) heat from day one. When I was considering it, I envisioned a deck on the back of the upstairs because it has some good views but that would have just added still more work to an already labor intensive project. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the Schumacher house as I’ve been doing since about 2001. I’ve seen much worse examples completely restored so anything is possible.

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 958 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      Have faith!
      This house has also bern posted on oldhousesunder50k.com.

  23. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Happy Fourth Of July!!! Feel like going to the lake?

    Two not often available fixers with lake access in Litchfield County. For each of these listings, the agent was far more interested in the lake than in showing the cottage. Both lakes are among those in the county which don’t allow motorized boats…a big plus in my mind. The second home is described as”seasonal.” The first appears to be year-round.

    1. 1938 Bungalow $95,000 Est.$556/mo
    2 bed 1 bath 960sqft 0.29 acre lot
    83 Lakeview Dr, Bethlehem, CT 06751
    Listing: “This home is in beautiful Kasson Grove. Kasson Grove is a lake community on Long Meadow Lake. Canoe, kayak or paddle board in the tranquil lake! This home is a complete teardown or major rehab. The value is in the land with seasonal lake views. Cash buyers only. Proof of funds required with all offers. Home is being sold as is.”
    Looking at the aerial, one will have to wend their way to the lake. It’s a walkable/bike-able distance, two rows of houses back from the lake. There is a $19.00 per month HOA fee which Includes: Lake/Beach Access. Exterior is vinyl.

    2. 1956 Cottage $119,900 Est. $641 /mo Includes $17.00 per month HOA fee. Includes Lake/Beach access.
    2 bed 1 bath 600sqft 0.3 acre lot
    61 Niles Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057
    “Welcome to West Hill Lake! If you’ve been looking for a summer getaway, look no further! This 2 bedroom seasonal cottage is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy your days on the water. A little TLC and elbow grease will go a long way on this house! Make it your own so you and your loved ones can enjoy many years of memory making! It sits on four lots, making it perfect for outdoor entertaining and it also comes with deeded beach rights to the private LAPOA beach where you can enjoy the sun or go swimming in the cleanest lake in the state. If you like fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, hiking, or swimming,..”
    This property is eight rows back from the lake.

  24. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 948 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Only for the well-heeled at 3,195,000 and commensurate property taxes, but we’re here to dream, right? This Philadelphia Tudor Revival, which backs to Wissahickon Park in the Mount Airy neighborhood,has so much character and detail I thought I had to share. With nearly 10,000 square feet and 7 bedrooms, you could host your entire extended family for the Fourth of July. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M3548905083

  25. natira121natira121 says: 863 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Okay, I’m suffering from real estate sticker shock, and I’m in the NW!!!!! This is INSANE!! I’m looking at listings, and seriously, there is virtually nothing anywhere near me for less than $400k (well, there is a dinky fixer-upper for $300K)

    I found this: 1922 Craftsman $1.85M – Vancouver, WA


    1920 Craftsman- $615K Vancouver, WA

    Beware! Lego RED!


    1927 Craftsman $460k Vancouver, WA


    And this stunning 97 acres in Warren, OR for a mere $2.7M It has two old houses on it, but no pictures of either. May or may not be able to be sub-divided.


    1930 Craftsman $500K Washougal, WA


    I just can’t believe it. Crazy, Crazy, Crazy! And I tried guys, I did, to find one that was somewhat original. Nope. And the ones I didn’t post are FAR worse than these examples. One cute little Craftsman was completely gray, inside and out. Except for a few splashes of black and white, of course. *grumble*

    I am ever so grateful to live where I do, and even more glad that I am not in the market to buy a house!

    I wonder what a realtor’s reaction would be if you told them you wanted a house built prior to 1960 that had not been updated.

  26. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Some may remember the auction listing for a quality home to be salvaged and then demolished in Carthage, Illinois. Well today, a salvaging firm from the region was showing some of the items being taken out of the house so there’s no putting that house back together. Sad, but it could have been demolished without even salvaging. There are photos of the salvaging operation posted on FB under architectural salvage.

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 958 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      I’m always thankful for the architectural salvage guys! This way at least something lives on!
      Btw my “dream” business is to own an architectural salvage company!

  27. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Interesting house. From the interior details, it appears to date from around the turn of the last century. Too bad that at some point original mantels were removed. I noticed as well that some of the upper transom windows on the first floor, which would have almost always had art glass (stained, leaded, beveled) had plain glass instead. As for seeing Deer, that does seem very Ohio-like as we have semi tame deer that like to roam around our neighborhood appearing and disappearing at will. Evidence of their last visit seems to have been from about a week ago although we’ve seen them off and on since we moved to Ohio last October. Thanks for sharing.

  28. thatsamarothatsamaro says: 9 comments
    1945 PORTLAND, OR

    Some lovely woodwork on this house, but what caught my eye was: “One of only two historic homes in PDX with open air rolltop bed window.” I couldn’t find anything in the photos or Google for what that might be?


    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 303 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      What a house!

      In the 3D tour (definitely worth a look), there’s a wood-paneled closet/very small room on the 2nd floor (labeled “floor 3” because the basement is “floor 1”) by the back staircase. It has a single eyebrow-style curved window–voilà! The legendary “open air rolltop bed window”!

      It does not appear to have any glazing or framework, even after all these years. This space may have been used originally like a sleeping porch but more enclosed. Fresh air was after all a prescribed health panacea & prophylactic when tuberculosis & other respiratory ailments were rampant. https://tuberculararchitectureofthesouth.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/from-tubercular-cure-porch-to-cure-all-sleeping-porches-in-the-early-20th-century/

      At least in this enclosed space one might not be wakened at dawn by the light as would have been the case on a sleeping porch. But a single window wouldn’t have provided much airflow whatsoever, so I’m skeptical that this space was intended for that use. And to have it open to the rain & humidity of Portland even when not sleeping by it is puzzling to me.

      Has anyone come across such a thing before?

  29. clawhammeristclawhammerist says: 30 comments
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    1879 Italianate
    Danville, VA

    Here is a magnificent 1851-built Greek Revival townhouse in the gorgeous if somewhat touristy town of Galena, Illinois. $289K, 2br, 1.5ba:


    The asking price strikes me as fair for the size of the home, the quality of the restoration, and the downtown location. I would spiff up the third floor so as to have a proper third bedroom (since the “captive” room behind the full bathroom doesn’t really count as a bedroom). I love the two distinct outdoor spaces and the historic French doors for accessing one of them, and even though it is modern, that “garden room” in the back looks like paradise to me and really nicely conceived. The kitchen could be lovelier, but at least it is functional and not requiring attention anytime soon.

    If I could uproot right now, I would be moving to Galena, both for this stunning house as well as for the peaceful landscapes and historical beauty of the Driftless region, a someday destination that I dream of whenever the noise of the world becomes too much. Be sure to check out the street view of the wonderfully-preserved neighborhood and the main street just below.

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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      I,too, dream of living in The Driftless but until now, for reasons of sentiment, my dreams have focused on the MN portion. Strolling around on street view, I have fallen in love with Galena…and this house. It appears to have been diligently maintained in all respects and is only one block away from Main Street in a neighborhood of other beautiful homes. The sunlit garden room is calling to me. All it needs is a luxuriating cat. BUT…it has no driveway. Sigh. And that doesn’t seem to be an uncommon situation on this street. I don’t know that I could convince myself…
      Thank you for making me aware of Galena. Time for more research, of the town and of the immediate area. I am planning my next life.

    • KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 160 comments
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      1884 Victorian Cottage
      St Paul, MN

      I used to own 603 S Bench St. When I first arrived in Galen around 1997 it was 2am. We walked around the town and I felt like I was on a movie set. (The exterior scenes from the movie “Field of Dreams” was shot in Galena) I was smitten and bought the property. It was a five plex at the time and I kept one unit vacant for us to use. About three years later I sold the building as it was too much work to be a long distance landlord. I have been a huge booster and fan of Galena however I believe Galena has bitten the hand that feeds it. Once they allowed Wal-Mart to get a foothold on the edge of town some of the local downtown businesses went out of business. A sad repeated story in many small towns. I went back to Galena a couple of summers ago and much has changed and not for the better.
      Some businesses shuttered and some not fitting the “Galena” feel and vibe. One bar reminded me of being in Cancun. This is just my opinion and should be taken as such. I was there in its prime and I feel like it has faded. Not to mention the crazy high property taxes.
      If you stay check out the Desoto Hotel, again needs some updating but its a Galena landmark.

      • JimHJimH says: 5774 comments
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        I visited Galena a few times in the late 1970’s before it became a hip place to invest. There were a few galleries and antique shops but very little serious renovation was happening at that time. The new Galena Territory resort development a few miles away was more attractive to city folks then, and you could buy almost anything in town for less than $100k. I only wish I had followed my gut and bought a property or two!

  30. ScottScott says: 365 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I have to share this wonky, art decoish house in Salem, Oregon. The listing says it was built in 1946 to resemble a ship. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but this is a unique place. Hopefully some of you agree.


  31. This was my childhood home. Allegedly it was moved to this location in 1901. It sits on 50 acres in a quiet area. I hope someone will fall in love with the charm that it has and fix it up to it’s former glory. The stone and brick with weeping mortar outside is very unique and beautiful.


  32. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    This house. Because why not? It has everything else in there. Maybe put it in the secret dungeon.


    I rest my case.

  33. Long time old home lover and recent new lurker to this beautiful site. I’m from Quebec Canada where most old homes were ‘updated’ in the 70’s with government grants to improve energy efficiency. A few remains and here is one I found in a village near me. Hope this is ok to share. I’m astounded at the level of original interior details in this one and the 2nd floor gave me goosebumps. The price is high enough for the area to avoid flippers who will destroy the character in order to appeal to the younger generation.

    1900- typical Quebec farmhouse https://www.viacapitalevendu.com/centre-du-quebec-princeville-rue-st-jacques-e-maison-a-etages-24848195

    Translation of agent listing: Charming century-old property dating from 1900 with unique character. This 4 bedroom property offers more than 12,000 square feet of land in the heart of Princeville, close to amenities. Lots of light, high ceiling, basement over 6 feet on concrete slab, lots of storage and VERY clean.
    The rear of the property includes a vacant lot at the present time.
    Many renovations and improvements have been made to the property over the years. You were looking for a property with a story, here it is. Sale without warranty (Year of building)
    Front / rear porches 2018 –
    Electric furnace 2014 –
    Central heat pump –Copper plumbing- 40 gallon water heater 2018
    Shingle roof 2011
    200 amp electrical panel. 2014
    French drains around the house Exterior cladding 2020

    The property is part of the list of heritage buildings. A by-law will soon be adopted by the City of Princeville concerning these buildings (All exterior renovations must be approved by the Municipality, the owners concerned will be informed when the time comes).

  34. Here’s another typical French Canadian ancestral a few kilometers from the majestic St-Lawrence river. The listing said built in 1940 but I totally disagree, I would date it at around 1870 but
    it could be older given the area the home is in. Enjoy!

    Link to agent listing:

    Translation of description: BE STILL MY HEART !!! Charming, warm and overflowing with character! It smells like vacation !! Do you like simplicity? Modest ancestral, house-chalet, 3 bedrooms, living room-kitchen open concept, 22X27 located in an environment full of space and quiet. Come garden, read, hang out !!! A few km from Deschaillons beach. Septic system to be installed.

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 958 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      Talk about rustic charm!
      Keep any flippers and HGTV fans far from this beauty!
      I wonder how many others are lying around untoched, vacant for who knows how long!

  35. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Another gorgeous Historic District Galena residence, either a home or a B&B. Charmingly, and informatively, photographed. The video tour moves at an absorbable pace, a not common enough occurrence. There is a driveway, and a garage.
    1850 $699,000 Est. $3,296 /mo
    7 bed 7.5. bath 5,230 sqft
    105 S High St, Galena, IL 61036
    “This property sits on 6 lots within the historic district, just 3 blocks walking distance to the center of town with shops, restaurants, and bustling attractions. This home is being sold as a residence for $699, 000. For $725, 000 buyers can get a profitable, furnished, turn-key B&B all ready to go. See listing agent for full inclusion/exclusion list.”

  36. Bonita13Bonita13 says: 23 comments
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    Hi! This is my first submission

    1860 Queen Anne (I think, I’m still learning) and is listed at $229,900.


  37. Built in the 1740s! Historic four-bedroom 1.5 bath Mountainside, NJ gem. Antique charm of hand hewn beams,wide plank floors & ornate molding throughout. 1,966 sq ft.


  38. Very pretty, large old home in Coventry, Rhode Island. Build date given as 1800, asking price $449K.


  39. ScottScott says: 365 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I want to share this listing from Lebanon, PA, not because it’s all that fancy of a place or anything like that, but because this house is one of the truest time capsule homes I’ve seen in a long time. Check out these photos. Look at the wallpaper and furniture! The worn-through 1940s linoleum in the kitchen! The patinaed walls! Hell, even the TV and window air conditioner units look like they belong in a Life magazine ad. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear I was looking at really sharp pictures of my grandmother’s house that were taken in the late 1940s. But I’m not. Nothing has changed here since Eisenhower was president. And I think it’s pretty damn impressive. These sites are becoming rarer by the day.

    Deets: 3 bed, 1 bath, 2,100 square feet, built 1925, $235,000.


    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Agreed, Scott. Must have been the home of an elderly person. Looks like heirs took the things they wanted and left much of the older stuff behind. They probably didn’t realize that many of those mid-20th century furnishings are now becoming collectible and are being bought by Mid Century Modern homeowners and enthusiasts to put in their homes from that era. I was awe struck by the huge garage workshop behind the house because that is exactly what I need where I live. There were probably a lot of paper items from that era left behind and if like most folks, the items were simply tossed into the garbage bin or dumpster. Some old comic books from that time as well as toys from that period have considerable value today.

      That is why when I see an old house full of furnishings and clutter (not hoarder type houses which are often filthy and health hazards) I see value as well as things that need to be disposed of. The automobile in the garage looked like an old Mercedes to me-probably not worth much but could be a parts car with some value.

      • RanunculusRanunculus says: 303 comments
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        Tucson, AZ

        What a life story shown here! Contentment & pride of ownership, not resignation or tightfisted DIY repairs. Imagine how well that home was cleaned and cared for for nearly a hundred years to be like this today. The leaks/roof needs to be addressed immediately if only out of respect for the previous attentive owners. It’s a good, solid house with nice spaces. Unfortunately updating the wiring (noticed the outlets on the baseboard) may require disturbing the sacred diorama a bit.

        Is all that lumber in the outbuilding perhaps because the owner was a carpenter? There also appears to be a horse stall in the garage/barn/outbuilding. Considering the house was built in 1925, a horse would have more likely been for transportation or fieldwork rather than family pet.

  40. natira121natira121 says: 863 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    The former home of Billy Graham:


    North Carolina, 600K

    It’s been on our local news…. I didn’t bother looking til this morning, figuring it had been updated beyond belief, but it’s really very nice.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Exactly the kind of home I would have expected of Rev. Graham-very comfortable looking but not ostentatious. Unlike many other televangelists, Rev. Graham did not like to flash his wealth to his followers. I respect that.

  41. Breathtaking 9000 sq ft mansion on 3+ acres (acres!! In the city!) Providence Rhode Island, build date given as 1915. Asking price is just a cool $7.9 million…


  42. Cottage built in 1900 in beautiful Canon City, Colorado, with many original features.


  43. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Beautiful. Elegant. Carmel.
    1920 Spanish Revival $9,500,000 Est. $44,700/mo
    4 bed 4.5 bath 4,730 sqft 1.09 acre lot
    232 Highway 1, Carmel, CA 93923
    “Built in 1920 by famed California artist, John O’Shea, as one of the first homes in the new subdivision known as Carmel Highlands..”

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