Generally, I'm not a fan of posing, but when it comes to making memories in beautiful places, some efforts have to be done 📍 #Florence
The Boboli Gardens #ThrowbackThursday
No.669 // Concrete Hive //
Looking at all the wonderful autumnal photos from London it looks like the weather has changed a lot since last week. Yet here it’s all about sun sun sun. Which makes for a perfect holiday destination and less so for photographic conditions. Loving every minute of it. #california #rslove
This home was built in 1747 for members of the Beers family. A century and a half later Charles Millard Pratt and his wife, Mary Morris Pratt were the owners. Charles was an industrialist and Mary was the daughter of former governor Luzon Morris. The Pratts had done quite well for themselves, so when it came time to move to Long Island, they gave the home as an anniversary present to Mary's sister Helen and her husband Arthur. At the time, Arthur was just starting out as an academic, something which the Pratts figured might not be very lucrative.
Eventually Arthur joined the faculty of his alma mater, Yale, as a political science professor. He soon established himself as an economist and an expert on the railroads. His classes were among the most popular at the time. In 1899 Arthur Twining Hadley was named the 13th president of Yale University. Hadley was the first non-minister to serve in that post. Students celebrated his inauguration with a 90-foot mock train on campus and signs that marked "A new train of thought" and exclaimed "Yale is on the right track!" Arthur served as president until 1921. Nine years later, he and Helen went on a cruise to Europe, India, and Asia. As their ship approached Kobe, Japan, Arthur took ill and died of pneumonia. His body was prepared for burial and the return home. Prior to interment in New Haven, his coffin was opened and he was found to be wearing a yellow kimono with a samurai sword by his side.
The home is named Snake Rock Farm after native rock carvings on the property. The last members of the family to own the home donated it and its 73 acres to the Newtown Forest Alliance. The group is preserving 68 acres and selling the home and 5 acres. The home is wonderfully preserved inside and out. Check out my latest story for photos of the interior, including a centuries-old carving of a ship in what was likely servants' quarters in the attic. The home is for sale for $325,000.
This town is unbelievable, so many beautiful old homes.
This town is unbelievable, so many beautiful old homes.
This weathered beauty looks right at home surrounded by the colors of fall, doesn’t it? 🍁🍂🍁 Mostly rural, Harwinton is a neighboring town to Litchfield, CT and was on the stage coach route from Hartford to Litchfield from about 1755 to 1870 which saw the advent of the railroad 🛤 #harwinton
Originally built in 1851 by Chicago lawyer Giles Spring, this home (with cupola!) was the first example of Italianate architecture in the town of Geneva.
It has a number of historic details inside, such as three hand-carved marble fireplaces, pocket doors and wooden staircases, and 11-ft high ceilings with gilded grape and leaf plaster molding. The current owners have Colonel Fabyan's original bookcase that holds a collection of his tuning forks, a product on which Fabyan's Riverbank Laboratories, located just down the street, was founded.
#italianate #cupola #oldhome #historichouse #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #theamericanhome #househistory #colonelfabyan #1850s #genevail
From "fortwortharchitecture.com" : "This large Queen Anne Victorian home was built for Lulu Foster Garvey and William B. Garvey. Mrs. Garvey was the granddaughter of Baldwin L. Samuel. The Garveys both died in 1915 and the house was given to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Buckner Orphans Home. Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Viehl purchased the home in 1918 and lived there until Mrs. Viehl passed away in 1958. The house went through various owners and was purchased in 1972 by Brenda & Gordan Kelley. The surviving Kelley Brothers sold the property to Embrey Partners, LTD who amassed several other historic homes along the Trinity River Bluff. Embrey developed the property into apartments and have converted the house into the office and clubhouse for The Kelley at Samuels Avenue. Embrey worked with Historic Fort Worth, Inc. to save this house and to move the Talbott-Wall House to a safer location within the Samuels Avenue Neighborhood." #oldhouselove #archi_ologie #loveofhouses #ftworth #fortworth #texas
Salem’s Old Town Hall has been used for many purposes over its 200 year history (including as the exterior setting for a scene in a pretty popular movie!) and its great to see that it remains a gathering spot to this day! 🙂
#salemma #hocuspocus #autumn
Still best Halloween decor I’ve seen so far from his season... 🕷🕸💀
Today was one of the windiest days I remember in quite some time. And I didn’t even know it until I went outside and walked Pixie, because this house was built out of stone. It reminds me of the Bible verses about building on a firm foundation. “"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it."”
Matthew 7:24-27 ESV. I received the most hurtful comment I’ve ever received earlier tonight. It wasn’t about just my house. It was also about me as a person. And trust me, it would’ve been easy to say something really nasty in response. I’ve always said “hurt people hurt people”. So I responded in as gracious a manner as I could muster, which brought on an even worse comment. So I “walked away” from it. That’s not in my nature or easy to do. But I want my life to stand firm like this old house you see. So I have to try harder every day to live the life Jesus wants me to. And I sure can’t do it without God’s help. ❤️ #hideandseekfarm #stonehouse #stonefoundation
Why can’t I find more Halloween decorations in the neighborhood?! This one makes up for all the pumpkin-less porches 🎃
And the award for the most beautiful courthouse goes to: Menominee County, Michigan 👏 👏 👏
Found this big abandoned beauty right down the road from my last post. Looks like it was a large farm at one time. Can't find much info on this area, which always bothers me😏. Apparently it used to be a community named Dudley, now its considered a part of Pageland.
Brick, Ivy & Sky (with sky blue stairs) today on a perfect fall day in STL - Benton Park neighborhood
Another Halloween gem! I’m loving all the skeletons beckoning you to come up for some treats....or perhaps tricks 💀😜💀
The temps are finally down and I’m into everything Autumn. Went apple picking the other day and ordered my first hot coffee of the season. Who else is feeling the festive spirit? 🍁🎃🍁