A few weeks ago Nick Badgley and I went to check out a local shop downtown that has a huge supply of salvage pieces from historic houses. The owner of Heritage Architectural Salvage & Supply informed us that he has a photo of our house from shortly after it was built and it has just been sitting on his desk for years! A week later he dropped off something very special to us at our house. Thank you so much Rodger - You don't know how much this means to us! ♥️🏠 The photo shows Mrs. Florence Burdick and their pooch! Florence and her husband Willis were the second owners of the house and purchased it in 1914. We think this photo was taken shortly after they bought it 😎
#archi_ologie #victorianarchitecture #oldhouselove #oldhousenewhome #historicpreservation #queenanne
Bright spot - the small charmer at 14 South 6th Street (c 1820s, c 1870s alts, including door) Union-Allen-South Front Street Historic District (2006)
The coziest, most festive pub in all of Old Town. 🎄Every nook and cranny of O’Connell’s is filled with authentic Irish antiques, blazing fireplaces, and heartwarming hospitality. The building was constructed in the early 1800s by Irish immigrant, Col. Fitzgerald, who was aide-de-camp to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and mayor of Alexandria. 🇮🇪 #ALXhistory
Such a dreamy entryway! I wouldn’t mind calling this place home
These trees covered in winter berries make the perfect holiday decoration! Maybe no one would notice if I borrowed them for the next couple of weeks? Hahaha! 🎄
#salem #salemma #igerssalem
Happy house dreams (and Christmas decor) at the Vaile Mansion today. 🎄🌹
Long, tall trees beside a long, tall Italianate, a 19th century form that synthesizes 16th century Italian Renaissance architecture.
in Cape May, #NewJersey
when I visited during the holiday season in 2014. Congress Hall, or The Big House, as it was originally called, was built in 1816. The wooden structure burned to the ground in Cape May's Great Fire of 1878 but by 1879, it had been rebuilt using brick. While serving as President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Harrison vacationed at Congress Hall, and Harrison made Congress Hall his official Summer White House. John Philip Sousa regularly visited Congress Hall with the U.S. Marine Band and composed the "Congress Hall March", which he conducted on its lawn in the summer of 1882. The structure fell into a state of disrepair in the twentieth century but was eventually restored and reopened as a #hotel
in 2002. It is a contributing building in the Cape May National Historic District.
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🎶Frosted window panes, candles gleaming inside, painted candy canes on the tree🎶
Dearies, what Christmas song keeps going through your mind? ✨
P.S. Isn't this home gorgeous and so charming with the tree on the porch!? 🎄
This building is the former Newburgh Masonic Temple, located on Miles Park Avenue near Broadway Avenue in Cleveland’s Union-Miles Park neighborhood. Constructed in 1912, the hulking and abandoned building features elements of the Renaissance Revival, Egyptian Revival, and Classical Revival, with the structure being primarily composed of red brick with red terra-cotta detailing. The building was constructed at the historic heart of the old town of Newburgh, located at the Mill Creek Falls, which fostered its early growth. Newburgh, once a rival of Cleveland in the early 19th Century, today consists of a few mostly demolished business districts around the old Town Square and around Broadway Avenue, a scattering of vacant lots, several historic houses in various conditions, and the old Newburgh Town Square, now known as Miles Park, which is home to several historic churches, a modern elementary school, and the old neighborhood library. The building was vacated by the masons in 1969 as the chapter, along with the neighborhood, went into decline, and today is a sign of the urban decay that Cleveland’s South Side and East Side have experienced over the past half century. The building, a contributing structure in the Miles Park Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, does appear to be in good shape externally, but shows severe signs of decay internally, and is in an area that doesn’t show many signs of improving anytime soon, and will likely vanish, just like the town of Newburgh did. Cleveland, OH, US
Favorite house, trees, sunset, streetscape, Soulard
Cambridge has surprises on every street, and buildings of all shapes and sizes, and when I tire of Christmas shopping (after one store usually), I find a little house-ogling restores my soul. Strolling down Berkeley Street today I was amazed at the variety in such a compact area- Italianate, #ShingleStyle
, Second Empire, and a tidy little 1930s Colonial Revival to top it off. This house, built in 1898 to designs by Dwight & Chandler, really caught my attention - how could it not? All that personality, all those textures! I’m not really sure if I love it, or just appreciate its peculiarities, but you can’t deny it’s fun to look at!
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Love this little English cottage on 40th Street in East Sacramento. It was built in 1922 and features a unique arched entryway with a wood door with oversized iron hinges.
I know this scene must look a bit odd to the average bear, but this is a baluster paint and repair station. These balusters are 130 years old and 3” thick. There 300 of them and alot of them have rot on the end. There are 3 balconies with these balusters and the railings are the most prominent part of the house. I’ve really struggled with what to do about these and how to re-build the railings. Do we use what we have and have the rest milled? Do we re-build the entire thing? I honestly didn’t know and I would say this has been the most challenging part of the entire job. Richard Dewolf @richarddewolf
of arciform @arciform
and Versatile Wood Products @versatile.wp
sat on the damp floor in the basement going through railing parts with me and helped me come up with a plan to save what we have and rebuild the rest. What you see here are stations my painters set up to fix, prime and paint all the balusters. The finished product will be amazing!!!
Holiday cheer on Patton Street 🎀🎄🎀
This is the old Richman Brothers Company factory on East 55th Street, which once employed thousands in Cleveland’s Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood. Constructed in 1917 with additions in 1924 and 1927, the hulking building was where the company manufactured clothing. The company was founded in 1853 by Jewish-Bavarian Immigrants Henry Richman, Sr. and Joseph Lehman as the Lehman-Richman company in Portsmouth, Ohio, relocating to the larger city of Cleveland in 1879. The business, initially located closer to downtown in a smaller building, rapidly expanded around the turn of the 20th Century, being renamed Richman Brothers in 1904 after being passed on to Richman’s three sons. The company lasted until 1969, when it was absorbed into the F.W. Woolworth Company; however, the factory remained in operation until 1992, when declining revenues led to the factory’s closure. Since that time, several options for adaptive reuse of the structure have been floated, but as of yet, none have come to be. Despite this, and it’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, I don’t see the building as being endangered at this point, as the building remains in somewhat decent condition, with the strong concrete structure and industrial-grade finishes appearing to be holding up well after a quarter century of abandonment. Cleveland, OH, US
Yes, I’m still trying to finish my holiday shopping. 🙈 But, this sunshine and heat wave (balmy 44) is making my downtown shopping spree a lot easier! Are you still looking for gift ideas? Check out my shop small gift guide for women on the blog. Photo: Savings Bank Building holding down the south end of Washington Street since 1891 😍 #archi_ologie #savingplaces
This grand and once-desirable apartment building stands on East 89th Street near Hough Avenue in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. Constructed in the early 20th Century, the building features a pair of tall, columned porches, which each give three of the building’s apartments outdoor balconies, with additional balconies on the fourth floor being smaller iron balconies mounted to the brick facade. The center of the building is capped by a red terra-cotta Spanish tile roof, flanked by two parapets with ornate cornices, and the building is trimmed with simple, yet elegant stone details, that resemble those found on Renaissance-era palaces in Italy. Unfortunately, as Hough fell on increasingly hard times as the 20th Century wore on, the building was filtered down and eventually became low-end housing, which was then abandoned as rent did not cover upkeep of the building, and it has been vacant now for over a decade. Despite being in the East 89th Street Historic District among other grand homes near the Cleveland Clinic and University Circle, the building remains in a state of decay, and could be lost much like several other notable historic apartment buildings in Hough were during the last decade. Hopefully, the increasing amount of development around the Cleveland Clinic that is pushing deeper into Hough will make this building an attractive one to restore. Next door to the apartment building is a much smaller green-colored house, which is also vacant. Dating to the late 19th Century, the house has pretty typical details of wood-frame vernacular houses of its time period in Cleveland. It too is vacant, in the historic district, and in need of saving. Cleveland, OH, US