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When we bought this house I became obsessed with finding period furniture. And I mean obsessed. The hubbs is probably shaking his head in affirmation right now. Not a week went by that I didn't see something new that I..ABSOLUTELY...HAD...TO...HAVE....And then he put me on a budget (which I welcome because I am horrible with money...I mean horrible) and let me tell you, you guys, when you are on a budget you double and triple question every decision and think several times before you purchase an item. For example, I went to the architectural warehouse today and left with nothing because did I really love that pair of candelabras at 50% off? Why, yes, I did...but did they really bring me joy?? It's like walking around with a tiny Marie Kondo in my wallet....Anyway...before I was put in said budget I spotted this chair at the Salvation Army. It's not Victorian by any means, it's just a simple, relatively modern recliner but...BUT...look at the upholstery! Cigars and playing cards! I mentioned before, Mr. Minnich (the original owner) used to own a cigar factory, J.W Minnich and Son...and the library in the house was designed with card playing in mind. The shelves and fireplace have card suits carved in them and, we were told, there was a lot of gambling happening in this room, so how could I NOT purchase it?? This chair was meant to be in this house!! (And at less than $20 for a Lane recliner? Yes, please). So, I have come to the conclusion that, if it's meant to be, the right piece will find you... . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #Furniture #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #thrifty #victorianarchitecture #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse #mariekondo #thriftstorefinds
The last paint filled corner on the first side of the door. {quietly squeals with excitement} My hands are bruised, knuckles rough and all the joints in my fingers ache. I'm not 20 anymore. I have impossible expectations for myself when I start a project and as much as I hoped to get this done by yesterday, I am thrilled with being able to get all of the paint and most of the varnish off. Sanding will be much easier now. . . . . #victorianhouse #victorianhome #queenannebrick #queenannevictorian #originaldoors #originalcharm #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhomelove #oldhomes #lovemyoldhouse #diyrestoration #painteddoor #oldvarnish #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto
This home was believed to have been built by R.U. Thomason around 1895. The house was foreclosed on in 2012 but thankfully purchased by new owners and fully rehabilitated back into a family home. #madison #madisonga #morgancounty #georgia #exploregeorgia #historichome #oldhouse #oldhouselove #oldgeorgiahomes #house #houseportrait #beautifulhomes #architecture #archi_ologie #archidaily #architecturephotography #thisoldhouse #southernliving #slhomes #southerncharm #southernstyle #historicpreservation #history #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhouses
I woke up early this morning and scrubbed all the overnight goop off. Then I used the After Cleaner. And that is it. We did not stain. We did not re-varnish. We did not sand it. We did not oil it. We stripped the old paint off and left it alone. 🚪 Obviously, I still have to do the right side window and the front window. We also plan to do the large window in the dining room because both rooms are open to each other. So I don’t want to do any staining or oiling until all of the windows have been stripped. Because I want them to have a consistent finished when we’re done. 🖼 🏠 🚪 I posted the videos I took during in my stories. There are also product pictures (if you’re interested in what we used) posted in my stories.
Ceiling medallion, anyone? While not the most ornate medallion i have ever seen, it is still beautiful in its own cherubic way. I'll admit I have never been a big fan of cherubs, and they happen to be everywhere in the music room. Ceiling? Check. Wallpaper? Check. Wallpaper border? Check. Wall decor? Check. Cherubs...cherubs everywhere...I can't decide whether I should love them or succumb to this cherub filled fate that has been thrust upon me. Maybe I should add more cherubs? I heard you liked cherubs, so I brought you cherubs for your cherubs, so you can cherub while you cherub? . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #ceilingdesign #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #ceilingdecor #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #cherubs #medallion #ceilingmedallion #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
Slowwwwly but surely we are starting to get a few house projects done! And when I say “we,” I mean Dave (ask him about the time I ordered the wrong size blinds, and he had to saw them all down by hand), and my parents when they visited over Christmas 😆 my mom spent an entire day turning the girls’ dream of a pink room into reality, and my dad installed these book shelves (they’re actually Ikea picture ledges....thank you Pinterest). I plan to rotate the ones on display out every few weeks. It’s amazing how much cozier and like “home” their room feels now. Thanks Mom and Dad! 💕#slapdashathome
#52weeksofhome week 4 challenge is hardware. All of the beautiful, detail filled hardware in our home is trapped in paint. I shared the multiple styles of knobs and the pretty window locks and lifts the other day. Door #1 of nine, is on the way to revival and these are the hinges. #52weeksofhome #52weeksofhomeweek4
SURPRISE!! We bought a house! We will now be a member of Trent hills! I know I know I’m a little further away but this house is perfect for us. We are so so excited for this next chapter in our lives. We can’t wait to make this beautiful old house our’s... We also get to watch the sunrise and set over the river. It’s literally perfect! I want to send a shoutout to bobbie Ann cook for everything you literally have done so much for us we’re forever thankful for you #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldfarmhouse #weboughtahouse #startingourlives
This poor little fella still needs to be cleaned, which I am hoping to do very soon....Sparkle Plenty to the rescue once more! This one sits in the foyer, right between the two entrance doors. I love the way green wallpaper reflects the light...it makes me think of the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz. . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldChandelier #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #oldlighting #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #emeraldgreen #wizardofoz #vintagechandelier #crystalchandelier #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
The White House Winter Project №1.1.a nearly finished. Now lunch break . #dyi #thisoldhouse #refinish #fortheloveofoldhouses
Dining room makeover part 2: Some better pictures showing how the green color really compliments the woodwork . Such a warm feeling to the room. #diymakeover #diy #tudor #1928 #1928tudor #rciinteriordesign #oldhouselove #fortheloveofoldhouses #cle #sherwinwilliams
Dining room makeover progression - from as I purchased it in May of 2018 to now. Huge shout out to Rose Toth @designergirl2 of @rciinteriordesign for working with me half way through the project. I know it was probably a challenge for Rose and her design team since it was all done via email and text with only photos to work from. I’m more than happy with the @sherwinwilliams #rockwooddarkgreen color. From choosing the color, coordinating the drapes, and finding the perfect area rug and light fixture, Rose knocked it out of the park. I’m letting my bank account recover so I can purchase the amazing light fixture that was chosen also. Thanks again, Rose, for helping me make my house a home ❤️ #oldhouselove #diymakeover #tudorstyle #fortheloveofoldhouses #1928 #1928tudor #cle #diy #oldhousejunky
The perfect Sunday. Stripping paint and football to look forward to later.... I even remembered put a pot of chili on first this this morning. I’ve got the windows open and there is a lovely breeze. Hope you are all having a good day too! I’ll keep you posted on our progress today in my stories. I’ll add to them as progress occurs.
No real earth shattering news or interesting house find or fact today. Just popping by to say - Y’all, this does not suck. Not pictured - hours of digging our cars out of heavy freezing snow piles first thing this morning before these sub zero temps move in because it decided to change to freezing rain very early this morning and make 6-8 ish inches of actual snow feel like 20 (read: supremely unimpressed #snowstormharper ) I have earned this coffee and fire side moment! Also not pictured - an entire family’s snow gear usually in front of the fire on days like today because they are currently outside trying to build snow people or animals or forts - one can never be sure. 💙❄️⛄️☕️🔥 #snowday #coffee #fire
Guys.... I just can't even fully express how happy I am that these turned out so well. Unlike the weather, these did not disappoint. Happy Sunday everyone! . . . #victoriancharm #originaldoors #originalcharm #originalcharacter #diyrestoration #oldhomelove #thisoldhouse #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhouse #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto
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BIG NEWS!! @portlandlandmarks will be featuring our Mid-Century Marvel at their Old House Trade Show March 30-31. I’ll be giving a presentation on our project as well as attending workshops and chatting with 40 exhibitors from across New England. Come join me! Tickets are only $12 and seriously, is there anything more fun than talking about old houses all weekend? 😂😂 . . #mainerenovation #oldhouse #sopocottage #fortheloveofoldhouses
It doesn’t look like much, but these are the plank floors we found upstairs while prepping for some invasive upcoming work. (There used to be ‘70s shag carpet up here.) It remains to be seen whether or not we will be able to use them (they’re in great condition from what we’ve uncovered so far, but we have a lot left to uncover and we don’t assume anything in this house anymore) but it is EXCITING to uncover something good for a change 😂 and would definitely be cheaper and look better than our plans of adding new flooring up here! Fingers crossed for NO surprises!
Oooh. Aaah.... Ok. So it isn't the most interesting thing you'll see in your feed today, but it is an important step. How's your Saturday going? . The Citrustrip did a good job in the 16 hours it had to soak off the thick layers of paint. These hinges have more detail than what was visible through the paint and I spent a number of hours picking at those nooks and crannies until this thrift store crock pot came home. Vinegar has always been a go to, in this house, for just about every job known to man. Today it gets to soak these beauties to their naked, original glory! . . . . #victorianhouse #victorianrestoration #victoriancharm #originaldoors #originalcharm #originalhardware #paintremoval #diyrestoration #fortheloveofoldhouses
P-p-p-please don’t give me another bath, mama. 🛁🐶
TGIF! The First door is off! So glad to have assistance getting the hinges off this door. The screws were caked in paint and rather rusty. No surprise since this was once the back door to the house. A surprise to see a tiny flake of blueish paint! That's a color that was never revealed when the cedar shakes were worked on... I'll have a fun project to keep me busy during the storm. What about you, anything planned? . . . . . #victorianhouse #victorianrestoration #victoriandecor #queenannebrick #queenannevictorian #originaldoors #originalcharm #originalhardware #paintremoval #bringingbacktheoriginalcharm #oldhomelove #lovemyoldhouse #deserve2preserve #fortheloveofoldhouses #diyrestoration #30minutesofhouse
Whew. Just made it on the week three #homeportrait challenge for #52weeksofhome . If you’re just popping by then you likely haven’t seen the post where we talk about how the exterior of our home is currently the roughest looking part of our house. Cannot wait for Spring to arrive so we can begin prepping to paint this beauty. But alas, we are prepping for a snowstorm and enjoying the work we’ve been doing inside. ❤️🏚
❄️❄️ hope everyone’s enjoying the snowy weather❄️❄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #westernpa #farmhouse #fieldstone #renovation #fixerupper #dreamhome #ourfieldstonefarmhouse #firsthome #firsttimehomebuyer #renovating #thisoldhouse #fortheloveofoldhouses #photooftheday #reno #home #happy #river #snow
Not that we need another project... but this happened. As most of you know many of our projects have been out of our scope of capability and we’ve had electricians and plumbers do a lot of the big jobs. The things we thought we could handle on our own, we have done ourselves. (And for sure the woodwork was on our radar.) However, we weren’t intending to start it until after some of the current projects were totally complete. (I.e. the kitchen.) 🏚 But as these things generally happen, one thing led to another, and this is where we’re at. It all started when I noticed on the underside of the mantle I still had a command hook left from Christmas. When I removed it I noticed that the paint underneath had blistered slightly. I literally could not help myself and peeled it. The paint just started coming off so easily. We realized that the mantle had such a nice coat of varnish on it that the cheap latex paint that they slapped over it was going to be easier to get off than we had thought. 🏚 So, we went for it! This is one days worth of effort. We did do it all by hand so far. For this part we decided not to use a sander or sandpaper and not use any harsh chemicals. We just used a little bit of Murphy’s oil soap when we needed to smooth things out. Phase 2 will probably need chemical intervention. 🏚 Unfortunately my husband is very busy for the next couple of days so we probably will not get back to this until the weekend. Because we really had no intention of starting this project the timing is awful. But, I can’t help but smile when I look at it. 🏚 Also before you ask .... Yes yes yes yes! We absolutely intend to do the windows on either side of the mantle next. This is all new to us, so we are going to do one thing at a time. I felt like doing the windows simultaneously would be overwhelming for me. But we will start them immediately after completing the mantle. *There are a couple of videos in my stories of us peeling paint if you’re interested.
Beautiful light this morning. 😊 Around 9:00 actually. I love how the sun makes the front of the houses across the street glow. 🌞 #sunrise #morninglight #netherlands #holland #wintermorning #nederland #zonsopgang #winter #sky #winterskies #dutcharchitecture #oldhouses #fortheloveofoldhouses #dutchwoods
Only 248 days until autumn. Hang in there, creepies! 🍂💀
There are many ways to describe what we do and there are many stories connected to the service we provide our communities in the Pacific Northwest. We have performed hundreds of historic building moves, thousands of character and modern building moves and thousands of house lifting projects. Most importantly, with your support, we have saved hundreds of quality homes from the landfill. #thursdaythoughts #thursdaythanks . . . . . #structuralmoving #transport #houselifting #housemoving #restoration #historicalbuilding #preservation #reducereuserecycle #recycledhome #vintagehomes #seattlehomes #washingtonhomes #historicwashington #fortheloveofoldhouses #affordablehousing #heritagehomes
Own a piece of Texas history with this finely crafted, impeccably preserved 1890s #PrincessAnne style #Victorian home, on a 22 rolling acre ranch just outside #Austin in #Hutto , Texas. Details include hand-carved woodwork, original longleaf pine floors, sweeping views of Cottonwood Creek, and a chef’s kitchen you have to see to fully appreciate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join Patti Tauber & Katie Dochen, REALTORS® on Sunday from 12pm to 4pm to tour this exquisite home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #1890sTexasFarmhouse ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patti Tauber & Katie Dochen, REALTORS® • 512.345.2227 • 11900 FM 1660 - Hutto, TX • $1,090,000 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @katiedoch @pstauber12 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fortheloveofoldhouses #historichome #realestateforsale #luxuryrealestate #williamsoncounty #huttohippos #farmhousestyle #farmandranch #centraltexasrealestate #livebeautifully #handcrafted #forsale #modernfarmhousestyle #openhouse #adstyle #eyefordetail #texas #texasranch #dreamkitchen #dreamhome #vintagestyle #antiquehome #antiquedecor #architecturalsalvage #vintagefarmhouse
Just Listed an Oak Park 🏡 lovingly maintained! Custom wood work and light fixtures. Lushly landscaped yard on a primo block! #oakpark #historicdistrict #fortheloveofoldhouses #oakparkil #oakparkrealestate
Time for some hardware porn! Look at these beauties and tell me you are not drooling! They belong to a closet door...a door that is most definitely in the wrong place, and in the wrong closet 🙄 but it will eventually be made right once again...For some reason someone in the past decided they wanted a new closet. To accomplish that they moved a radiator, blocked a window, altered the entire layout of the room, compromised the structural integrity of the house, and ignored the already functional closet, but what do I know, right? 🤷‍♀️ . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldDoors #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldwindows #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
What's the weather up to by you? Here it is gearing up for a walloping this weekend, so I will be making sure we're ready. The sun dancing through into the kitchen, leaving the shadow of a curtain made me pause though. It's the simple things in life. . . . #victoriancharm #victorianhouse #originalwindows #originaltrim #williamsburgwytheblue
Alright...time to settle this once and for all....tell me, beautiful people...what creature do you see?!?! For some reason my brain, which is not under the effects of any poison of any kind, associates this with the Starbucks mermaid 🤷‍♀️ but what do YOU see?! Is it a mermaid? A mythological creature? A bird of sorts? A mutant fish?? Anyway, this...creature...whatever it is, is gracing the side of one of the many radiators throughout the house. Some of them are pretty simple and utilitarian, but some of those radiators have the most beautiful decorations in them...and at least two of them have the mutant fish from outer space. But no, seriously...if you know what this is, I need to know! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #radiator #art #castironradiator #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
This kitchen has literally taken our blood, sweat, and tears to get to this point. It’s not exactly done (note the missing trim and the awkward wire) BUT it’s close! So much closer than it used to be! (Swipe to see some progress shots!) Tomorrow we have an electrician coming to investigate some issues we uncovered that have been holding up progress on any other parts of the house, and hopefully give us some answers and solutions that won’t cost our entire life savings. (🤞 everybody cross your fingers and say a little prayer for us!) And then we can get back to the fun stuff soon!
Finding this image of our neighborhood, at a local library was a thrilling moment! If you look closely, the slate roof of our house is still being laid. There was also a chimney at the back of the house! That's gone, of course. My kitchen sink and window reside in the center of that wall. But it explains why the stone and wood in that area are the way they are. It took years to find this and another photo. The local photographers who were documenting the area for an advertising program are the only reason I found them. I may never know who built our home, but I will cherish this forever. . . . #victorianhome #victoriancharm #brickbeauty #brickvictorian #turret #slateroof #pahistory #thisoldhouse #fortheloveofoldhouses #ourpieceofhistory #oldhomelove #thisoldhouse #restore #deserve2preserve #restoration #pennsylvaniaphotographer
Built c.1848 and situated on 34 acres, this Tuscan Italianate house was purchased for $5,000 in 1913 by Oscar Franklin Veal, Sr. His sons went to Georgia Military College and later ran a dairy, The Magnolia Creamery, on the site until the 1940s. This house served as the model for the Hardman Farm in Helen, Georgia. #milledgeville #georgia #exploregeorgia #historichome #oldhouse #oldhouselove #oldgeorgiahomes #house #houseportrait #beautifulhomes #architecture #archi_ologie #archidaily #architecturephotography #thisoldhouse #southernliving #slhomes #southerncharm #southernstyle #historicpreservation #history #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhouses #hardmanfarm
I wish that tree was not hindering your view of this gorgeous home. 😱😍♥️ I’ll post some more pics in a little while. It is stunning. #historichome #architecture #archi_ologie #housestalker #oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #fortheloveofoldhouses #backroadsmiss #backroad #countrycruisin #wanderer #traveler #preservation #casasecasarios #historicportsmouthva #parkviewhistoricdistrict
House of the week! #newstone #houseoftheweek
Hello there, my IG friends! It's time for another #52weeksofhome photograph! This week we are looking at "House Portraits", and since I have already shown you pictures of the exterior I wanted to show you something different instead. The first picture is an illustration of what the house would have looked like back in the day when cars were still merely an idea in Henry Ford's head. This illustration is very similar to what the house loosk like today. The second picture is a portrait of the inhabitants of the house. For reference, they are sitting in the stairs where the horse's butt is 😁 Now, here is a dose of reality for you...you see that white, pristine, exterior color? Yeah...about that....that color was wonderful at a time when only horses were on the road. Nowadays and, being on Main St with the constant traffic of cars and 18 wheelers, the house is covered in soot from the exhausts. Because of this we had to make the painful but realistic decision to paint the house. Yes, I love it white. Historically, it has always been white, but I hate to see the white turn gray over and over, it's just impossible to maintain. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, come Spring/Summer she will get a facelift and a much needed fresh coat of paint in a color that will mask soot as much as possible so she can always look her best... . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #PaintedLady #HousePortrait #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #freshpaint #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #exteriordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
It’s amazing what a couple coats of 3-tone paint and a ton of caulk can do to clean up a space. We’ve also started laying the floor. #oldhouse #fortheloveofoldhouses #renovation #victorianhouse #atticapartment #saltlakecity
vietas. šarmantas, senlaicīgas kotedžas, muižas, pilis. vietas ar stāstu un patinu, kurās būt un aizmirsties. #escapefromthecity #manor #alwaysgoodidea #fortheloveofoldhouses #authentic
Gray days call for cute houses.
Arnold Crowe house at 3329 West Washington, with a huge dome overlooking Garfield Park. It’s absolutely torn up inside and as was pointed out, in some windows you can see through to the outside. I know Landmarks Il and others were looking to save it, but it’s been four years and nothing’s been done. I wonder what’s going on with it now? It’s a beautifully decayed frame, at this point. #chicagoarchitecture . . . . #oldhomes #urbex #abandoned #decay #deserve2preserve #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhomes #victorian #victorianarchitecture #abandonedhome #oldmansion #garfieldpark #abandonedchicago
Arnold Crowe house at 3329 West Washington, with a huge dome overlooking Garfield Park. It’s absolutely torn up inside and as was pointed out, in some windows you can see through to the outside. I know Landmarks Il and others were looking to save it, but it’s been four years and nothing’s been done. I wonder what’s going on with it now? It’s a beautifully decayed frame, at this point. #chicagoarchitecture . . . . #oldhomes #urbex #abandoned #decay #deserve2preserve #fortheloveofoldhouses #oldhomes #victorian #victorianarchitecture #abandonedhome #oldmansion #garfieldpark #abandonedchicago
This year, one thing of many I'm bound and determined to learn is more about our home. We bought it in 2011 and I've ever since wondered about the previous owners and history. I haven't done anything to the exterior partially because I want it to look as much as it did when it was built in 1883 as I can get it to. I have no pictures prior to the next picture which is when we bought it. I did uncover that Augustus Lisenby as the first owner, and sold it only few years later to his father-in-law after his wife died. This is her burial spot along with 3 infants. The other side is her mother and fathers. Something interesting is we acquired the adjacent lot after the house burnt down. These 2 lots were sold together back when the house was built! #52weeksofhome #52weeksofhomeweek1 #victorianrenovation #victorianrestoration #oldhouselove #oldhousehistory #brickstory #fortheloveofoldhouses #victorianhome #victorianhouse #italinate #oldhouserenovation #oldhouse #historichomes #illinoishomes #historicpreservation
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