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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:26 AM

Then and Now photographs of my house.....



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Reply Then and Now photographs of my house..... (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 OP
pipi_k Mar 2015 #1
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #2
TheDebbieDee Mar 2015 #25
dolphinsandtuna Mar 2015 #3
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #20
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #32
Lochloosa Mar 2015 #5
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 #6
KittyWampus Mar 2015 #8
KittyWampus Mar 2015 #7
dolphinsandtuna Mar 2015 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #22
surrealAmerican Mar 2015 #9
dolphinsandtuna Mar 2015 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #23
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #29
greymouse Feb 2016 #36
BlueJazz Mar 2015 #10
Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #13
raven mad Mar 2015 #14
archiemo Mar 2015 #15
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #16
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #28
pansypoo53219 Mar 2015 #17
packman Mar 2015 #18
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #19
vanlassie Mar 2015 #21
TorchTheWitch Mar 2015 #24
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #27
midnight Mar 2015 #26
hippywife Mar 2015 #31
Buzz Clik Mar 2015 #33
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #34
polly7 Jan 2016 #35

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:34 AM

1. OMG you are so

lucky to be living in such a gorgeous house! I love the old houses...lived in an old Victorian home back in the early 90s.

On Mulberry Street, where Dr Seuss lived (but not the actual house)


http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/63-Mulberry-St-Springfield-MA-01105/56221317_zpid/

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:51 AM

2. That one's huge!!

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 08:18 PM

25. I saw it all on Mulberry Street is my favorite Dr seuss story.....

 

And the house pictured is one beautiful house!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:08 PM

3. amazing

 

Did you restore it, or was it in good shape when you bought it? Inside photos?

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Response to dolphinsandtuna (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:11 PM

4. It was about to be condemned. It was in 5 apartments for over 50 years.

I really don't have any digital photos of the inside or how awful it looked when I bought it. The picture from the 1800's was available because the library ran a project to 'save' historic pictures and scanned it into their system. I just happened to find it during a Google search.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 11:10 PM

20. Did you have to remove lead paint?

 

Also, was it classic lath and plaster? If so, gypsum or horse hair?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:42 AM

30. Balloon framed with real 2 x 4's. Plaster and lath with horsehair. I removed the

small amount of lead paint myself. It was around the window transoms.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 01:38 PM

32. I've seen Victorians as art....

 

Including the ceiling painted like the sky with birds.

They're also great fun as haunted houses around Halloween.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:30 PM

5. You painted it the wrong color...it should be all kinds of shades of gray.

Kidding...Beautiful.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:23 PM

6. I love the windows and gingerbread trim.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:31 PM

8. don't you just want to sit on the porch and sip lemonade?

 

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:30 PM

7. they don't make houses with that much charm anymore.

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:13 PM

11. why is that I have wondered from time to time.

 

Mostly junk houses are built now. Mostly junk office buildings too.

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Response to dolphinsandtuna (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 03:57 AM

22. Yup. 2x4s, 2x6s, plywood, drywall and stucco.

 

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:33 PM

9. very cool

You should get some of those roof spikes next. What are those for anyway?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:13 PM

12. lightening rods?

 

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Response to dolphinsandtuna (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 03:58 AM

23. Hitching posts for Santa's reindeer.

 

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:41 AM

29. I would love to put back the roof cresting, but the reproduction stuff is expensive. We also

lost the little balcony thing on the front extension (which is really the oldest part of the house). Ran out of money.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 10:23 AM

36. little balcony thing?

I am not seeing what's missing that would fit that description.

What an amazing house.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:53 PM

10. Absolutely beautiful. Marvelous restoration.

 

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:19 PM

13. Mine is now a cosmetic surgery clinic

Well, the land where the house stood. And some parts of the original structure remain.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 05:42 AM

14. Talent and vision.

They bring the best rewards, don't they? Beautiful! Thank you for the smile!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:16 AM

15. What a treasure you have!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 01:28 PM

16. I love the colors you used!

The leaves of the tree go well with the house colors, or vice-versa, in all seasons, looks like.
Hell of a job to paint that place, tho.
Did you do it or have to hire someone?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:38 AM

28. Two guys took about 4 months to restore the porch and pant the trim.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 02:07 PM

17. HGTV was not there.

hope not the 70's inside either.

if i hear 'site fucking lines' or OPEN plan..........$&%#^STFU IDIOTS. your 2015 redo is gonna look old in 10 years too!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:12 PM

18. Pray tell -

Just curious, what state or town is this beauty in and are there more like this?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:24 PM

19. Willard Library in Battle Creek has historic photos taken in the 40s....

 

They wanted to document every home in case if they were destroyed by bombing during WWII. (Yes, they actually believed that was a real danger back then.)

A few examples of buildings still standing:







I've thought of buying one of those old places and using historic photos to restore it.

Did you do paint scrapings to find the original colors?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 11:59 PM

21. How's the plumbing?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 08:26 AM

24. I'm on my way to move in

Which spare wing do I get?

I'd like to say I was just kidding, but I really want to move in.

I'm so envious. What a fabulous treasure you have.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:36 AM

27. Well, I'm about to put it up for sale.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:07 AM

26. Love the colors you choose.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 01:19 PM

31. Very cool and...

eerily similar to my sister's house in OH, for which she also has the old photos.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:54 PM

33. The mattress on the front porch really adds to the authenticity.

 



But the Obama yard sign is totally cool.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:45 AM

34. That's pieces of plywood on the porch.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 04:41 PM

35. Oh Woooooowwww .........

That is gorgeous!

What an amazing job you've done on it. I absolutely love these old homes, so much character. I can just imagine the time, work and money put into it.

Beautiful!

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