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Posted April 20, 2014, by benjamin (benjifiguried [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this structure still here? I remember driving by this place on my way to honea path, SC but I couldn't find it again later, did it get torn down?

Posted April 16, 2014, by Anonymous
Posted April 15, 2014, by Andrew Penik (ajpenik [at] aol [dot] com)

US 221. not 921.

Great place to visit. My mother managed it years ago, lots of memories here!

Posted April 10, 2014, by Ann (kenanngerb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You will not find this landmark. The BLM burned it to the ground in about 1996, without any compensation to the owners.

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Posted April 9, 2014, by Sue Walters (sfwalters [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Update: the house was purchased by Hugh Alexander and Sue Fox Walters in 1986 and it became their residence in 1989.

Posted April 7, 2014, by Alan Chapman (alan-chapman [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I grew up a couple of miles south of here and Dad always called this Bugtown. He said it had a broom factory there and it caught on fire & burned the town down. Have no idea when that was, he was born in 1925 and it had already happened. Not real far from where Snider's Mill was suppose to have been. He would talk about it and finally I understood there was a mill at one time on the road between Gordonville and Burfordsville on the Whitewater Creek, not far from where the gravel road runs into it from Crump.

Posted April 4, 2014, by Sue F. Walters (sfwalters [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

I am the owner of the George Short House. The street address is listed as 121 North Main Street; that is incorrect. The correct address is 151 North Main Street.

The home was purchased by Hugh Alexander Walters and Sue Fox Walters in 1989.

Thank you.

Camp Cora
Posted March 23, 2014, by Cathy Voyles Williams (ozarkflower [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember my grandmother telling stories about this area. I googled it a couple of years ago and saw a list of the Board of Directors. One of my Fulbright ancestors was listed. I can't find the article anymore. I would love to see photos.

Posted March 18, 2014, by Jessica (j [dot] campo90 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is the only history I can find on this home! One website listing it for sale mentioned it has been vacant for 15 years?

Posted March 5, 2014, by Paula Harris (harrispk [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am looking for Rodney's Mill I believe to be part of Dutchtown. Possibly looking to see if Martin Rodney (Rodner) was part of the Rodney, Missouri Any help

appreciated

Posted March 5, 2014, by Gloria (nospamplez [at] gmail [dot] com)

The correct spelling is: Mayerhoff.

Posted March 2, 2014, by Bonnie Cook (bonniehugsandkissescook [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My son is 5 and loves water towers. We live in Plainwell and we were very sad to see that the smaller water tower had been taken down. My son has picture scrap books of all water towers he has seen and we would really like to know when the small water tower was taken down and why. I have searched the internet and can not find anything about it. Would you happen to know anything about it? Much appreciated if you do :)

Posted February 16, 2014, by brandi (brandisueediger [at] gmail [dot] com)

How do I get a hold of someone to see if I can have my wedding here???

Posted February 12, 2014, by Don Morrison

Drove by the courthouse square tonite, 2-12-2014. Building is a large pile of rubble surrounded by fencing. Sad.

Posted February 12, 2014, by Bill Eichelberger
Posted February 10, 2014, by Barbara Sparks Klinker (b [dot] klinker [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My great grandfather built this hotel...His name was George W. Sparks. My grandfather was Oliver Sparks and my Dad was John H. Sparks. Where can I look to get more info on the hotel?

Posted February 10, 2014, by Dave

I hope they do add a few more stones. It's strange to see this area with only two small stones.

Posted February 10, 2014, by AR

More stones to come! There's about a half dozen known burials here, I think.

Posted January 30, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

Structure currently doomed. Wandering river eroding at base of building. Plans to move to higher location away stalled for some time. Monies needed to facilitate. Debate ongoing of chalet's purpose in a wilderness setting.

http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/01/26/historic-olympic-national-park-chalet-threatened-by-changing-river-course/#axzz2rxQLaDB6

Posted January 27, 2014, by kimberly freeman

This is my grandparents home. We had many fond memories in this old home. They purchased it in the late 70's and restored it. My grandmother has passed away in 2012 and my grandfather is still alive and well and of sound mind at 97.

Posted January 19, 2014, by Andrew Wood (andrewpwood [at] aol [dot] com)

Tip Top

Also known as: Williams, Joseph P., House; Dunlop, Hugh, Home Place

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Posted January 19, 2014, by Andrew Wood (andrewpwood [at] aol [dot] com)

Clarksville Federal Building

Also known as: Clarksville Post Office Building

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Posted January 18, 2014, by Andrew Wood (andrewpwood [at] aol [dot] com)

Christopher H. Smith House

Also known as: Smith--Trahern Mansion

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Posted January 13, 2014, by Debie Oeser Cox (debiecox1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The photos accompanying the McGavock--Gatewood--Webb House located at 908 Meridian, Nashville, TN, are of the Two Rivers Mansion, also a McGavock home, located at 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN. http://landmarkhunter.com/147490-two-rivers/

Attached is a photo of the 908 Meridian St. house.

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Posted January 11, 2014, by Terry Ford (oldcitycemetery [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Sargent is no longer owned by the village, The sold it back in 1996 to a private owner.

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Posted January 1, 2014, by Jamie Anne Schenk (sailingships [at] tablet [dot] com)

I like the palladian window on the third floor and the port cochere.

Posted January 1, 2014, by Mary Ester Mills (oldhoused [at] hallmark [dot] com)

What a beautiful house. I love the widows walk on the roof and the cement railings around the portico and one story wings on each side.

It is just lovely. I would love to see the inside. It is what I think of when I think of southern mansion.

Posted December 29, 2013, by John Bos (jhbos [at] verizon [dot] net)

My wife and I lived in the Singer House from 1960 to the early 1980's. I sold it to Steven Saling in the early 80's and am currently writing a book about our time there, getting it landmarked, repairing and installing infrastructure, etc.

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Posted December 3, 2013, by Shawn (shawnturney2013 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The former Jackson Hotel has been renovated and is open for business. The lower level houses local businesses, and the 2 upper floors contain studio apartments for adults.

Posted December 3, 2013, by Jim Allen (choochoojim [at] gmail [dot] com)

Oops - I got it mixed up. I've now moved the Duquesne photos to where they belong. Thanks for pointing it out.

Posted November 26, 2013, by Ed Cline (snecline [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My Grandmother taught at the old Schlatitz school in the 1920's. I wonder if it is still a building if someone could take a picture of it for me. Thanks

Posted November 25, 2013, by Mike

Definitely the wrong building.

Posted November 22, 2013, by Caroline W (oldhousejunkie [at] gmail [dot] com)

This house was moved actually. The owners are reconstructing it on a plot of land about one mile away. Their progress is detailed at onedollarcottage.com/category/my-house. So not a total demolition!

Posted November 11, 2013, by Toni Brendel (brendeltoni [at] charter [dot] net)

Mr. Chabala:

I do not find the surname Chabala on the list of men who were killed in Lidice. If the entire family was killed I am wondering if perhaps they were a part of the resistance movement? Entire families were rounded up and executed if they were suspected of underground activity, especially after the Heydrich assassination. At that time, two turn-coats gave information to the Gestapo naming resistance members and almost 400 people were executed. If they were involved in that way, their names may be listed on one of two bronze plaques posted near the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague. There, the 2 parachutist assassins were trapped in the crypt and met their deaths along with 5 others from different secret missions. The plaques and recognition of resistance members was not forthcoming until after the fall of Communism. None of the missions would have been successful without the help of those brave patriots. Perhaps you may find information through the Military History Institute in Prague. Genealogy orgs. may also be helpful. I do hope you find your answers. Toni

Posted November 11, 2013, by J.R. Manning

I have withdrawn my essay and replaced it with an essay written by Toni Brendel. There's also a new photograph of the Lidice Memorial, taken by Bill Ball last month, that shows the restored memorial.

Many thanks for Toni and Bill for their contributions and help in not only improving this listing, but also for telling the story of Lidice.

Posted November 8, 2013, by JOHN D.CHABALA (john [dot] chabala [at] comcast [dot] net)

I THAUGHT THAT THE FAMILY OF JOHN CHABALA WAS SLAUGHTERED IN THE TOWN OF LIDICE & HIS NAME APPEARED ON THE ONES THAT

WE'RE SLAUGHTERED. PLEASE CAN YOU LET ME KNOW BECAUSE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE SEEN THE PROGRAM ABOUT LUDICE & SAID THAT THE NAME WAS ON THE MEMORIAL

THANKS, JOHN D. CHABALA

Posted November 7, 2013, by Charlotte Brendel (brendeltoni [at] charter [dot] net)

I don't mean to be unkind, but this version of the Lidice tragedy is riddled with inaccuracies. Mr. Manning, will you please contact me? Thank you.

Toni Brendel

Author, "Lidice Remembered Around the World"

Posted November 4, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Really ticked me off when I saw this. Luckily, I went there to photograph this home and a few other historic locations that day or I would have missed it entirely.

Posted November 2, 2013, by Floyd Lawson

Gosh, Andy, you must have had that snowstorm the weekend I closed the barbershop and took Aunt Bee to that sleazy motel in Mount Pilot.

Posted October 23, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The four pictures posted by Jim Allen are not of the Monongehela Incline, but are in fact of the Duquense Incline, which is located closer to The Point.

Posted October 21, 2013, by J.R.

Thank you - it was fun to shoot, too! There was a pro there, with an entourage, shooting a young lady here and there. The lady in the hydraulic bucket is the owner of the building she was painting. I'm eager to get back and see what it looks like now.

Posted October 19, 2013, by Dave King

Great photos JR. I was there this summer. It's a very neat town.

Posted October 17, 2013, by Hunter

The area next to Eadsville is private property as well so it is extremely difficult to access the area

Posted October 13, 2013, by Michele Shover (mshover [at] csuchico [dot] edu)

Thank you for including this house in your review. I can clarify the architectural description. It is a gothic revival cottage with Eastlake influences. Its core building is an 1859 ranch cottage (1 and 1/2 storey) with a 1871 addition across the front and addition of a kitchen off the back. A garage was attached to that in 1999.

Posted October 13, 2013, by Ron Johnson (mfpd24 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The tank was leaning towards the street and was removed about 10-12 years ago for safety reasons, the base remains.

Posted October 9, 2013, by greg wulker (jwulker [at] cinci [dot] rr [dot] com)

Clay, please contact me in reference to the springhouse.

thanks, Greg

Posted October 8, 2013, by Anonymous

I'm trying to find more information on this school. The name plate had fallen off and any information on it would be great.

Posted September 27, 2013, by Lugnuts

Close enough for government work.

Remember, the initial listings for this site came from the National Register of Historic Places, administered by the fed'ral gummint. Correct location on a map? Good luck.

Posted September 26, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

http://historical-places.findthedata.org/l/72929/Drumright-Gasoline-Plant-No-2

This site appears to have it in an entirely different location. Occasionally the mapping on here is "close enough".

Posted September 26, 2013, by Clay (yalc [at] yalc [dot] com)

I can't find any info online about its demolition, but a clear satellite view shows there is little left but the foundation of a building. I did a conversion of the UTM coordinates to lat/long to verify the location.

Posted September 26, 2013, by Lugnuts

You might try the Fond du Lac Historical Society.

http://www.fdlhistory.com/

Posted September 25, 2013, by Clay (okbridges [at] yalc [dot] com)

Demolished late 2005 or early 2006 by Chesapeake. Was home to the Junior League at that time.

Posted September 25, 2013, by Gary Abel (redsearobbinhood [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm trying to find when Gene Autry stayed at the Hotel Retlaw and why. Can anyone help?

Posted September 25, 2013, by Clay (okbridges [at] yalc [dot] com)

The house was moved ca 2008 to a site on the north side of NW 23rd St just west of Westminster in Nicoma Park.

Posted September 23, 2013, by Andy Griffith

There's another one still in service in Mayberry-On-The-Mohawk. I have Barney hide behind the buildings so all us small-town folk can generate some revenue when you big city boys blast through there without ever thinking to look for a signal in the middle of the town square.

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Posted September 18, 2013, by Tabatha Gilbert (tabathagilbert316 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have family with the last names of Kennedy and they are not registered in the index. Is there any way possible to get them registered. Please get in contact with me as soon as possible. Thank you.

Posted September 17, 2013, by Ted Fadler (ted [dot] fadler [at] usa [dot] net)

In 1899, H. Fadler & Son were the Proprietor's of the Arcade Hotel of West Alexandria, Ohio. Is this the same structure that is also known as The Lange Hotel that now appears on the National Register of Historic places ?

Posted September 15, 2013, by Brandy Renfro (brnd31 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This building currently houses a bar known as the Sandwich Shop. It has been this since the 80's and is the oldest running bar in Blount Co. to my knowledge. Before becoming a bar, it was actually a sandwich shop.

Posted September 14, 2013, by Maya (Mmrk [at] brandeis [dot] edu)

The address for this house has recently been changed to number 64. This link from the NPS that shows the change http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/AD_85003304.htm

Posted September 11, 2013, by Anonymous

This home is going to be moved and saved. Here is a link to the Facebook page tracking its progress: https://www.facebook.com/LutherBrewerHouse

Old Wooden Bridge
Posted September 9, 2013, by Lugnuts

Martha, according to the 1992 National Bridge Inventory, there was a 29' wooden stringer that crossed Ray Branch, carrying a county road numbered 05010, about 400' south of KY 80. The Kentucky inventory number of that bridge is 042*5102*C0231 and if this is the one you're looking for, you could contact the Kentucky DOT and see if they have any info about it.

The newest NBI describes a bridge at the same location but identifies it as carrying Dave Miller Road, so I suspect that's the one. This bridge was built in 2004 and is 67' long.

That's all I can find.

Old wooden bridge
Posted September 9, 2013, by Martha (mstamper [at] vci [dot] net)

For many years I have been trying to locate information on an old wooden bridge in Graves County Kentucky that has now been replaced. This bridge is not anything special except to those who grew up around it and played under it as my children did. It was/is located on Dave Miller Road and Ray Branch runs under it. I want to know the year it was built and possibly the names of those who built it. Also any information on the Dave Miller Road would be invaluable to me as well.

Posted September 1, 2013, by Anonymous

Illinois HARGIS and National Register Nominations Attached.

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Posted August 29, 2013, by Shirley Hessler (shirleyjean61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We bought this home in 1988. Fell in LOVE with it the moment I seen it. After we bought it, we found out it was built in 1910 and had a wonderful history. With lots research we, placed this home on the historic registry back in 1988. We did as much work to it as we could and as we could afford to. We lived there almost 11 wonderful years and raised my children there. When we sold it, the person who bought it was planning to fix it up and bring it back to it beautiful glory, at least that was my understanding. I have not seen the house since I moved in 2002. I took trip to visit my family and took a drive by the home to see it. I WAS DEVISTATED at what I saw! I cried as I walked around this home and could not believe how it had been vandalized inside and out! I was not able to go in since I do not own it, but looked from outside thought it's dirty and broken windows. My curtains I had made for it are still hanging, dirty and torn. Several of the original windows are now broken which were all intact when we sold it. I walked around it and took pictures of it as I cried. I have lost or misplaced the pictures of it due to a divorce and moving to CA. Here are pictures of what I seen while visiting. I have no desire to live in it again, but if I had unlimited funds, I would buy it back and bring it back to it's original glory as I could! I have wonderful memories while living in this home and nothing can take that away. I just hate seeing it rotting to the ground....

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Posted August 26, 2013, by Eric hendrickson (Hendrie [dot] pqi [at] gmail [dot] com)

Try here

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCYWC6_maine-spirit-quest-24-davidson?guid=818f8265-bd37-4a30-a306-e30dade37fee

I have visited the area many times to explore around in both early spring and late fall before the snows. Hope that this helps.

Posted August 24, 2013, by Kellyn (Kell88 [at] gmail [dot] com)

FYI it's officially known as "The BUNYON'S Statue." "Tall Paul" is simply an affectionate nickname. We just visited him in Atlanta Illinois. "The BUNYON'S Statue" is not an "aka" but "Tall Paul" certainly could be. You got it backwards in your referenced titled article.

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Posted August 24, 2013, by J.R. Manning

This is very similar to a traffic signal I saw in Toledo, Iowa. Whoever thought something like this would still be in service?

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Posted August 20, 2013, by Helen (htbaker [at] citcom [dot] net)

I have a box that has the wire repair kit for a paper machine at Ecusta Paper Company in Pisgah Forest, NC in the years between 1940's-50's. Would it be of historical value?

Posted August 17, 2013, by Stephen A. Hall (ishallgolf [at] comcast [dot] net)

Wasn't this the original plantation belonging to Col. William Stevens? If so, this is much more significant than your historical translation!

Posted August 14, 2013, by William (ablemedic49 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This house has burned down and nothing remains. I went here to see it because it belonged to one of my great grandfathers Enoch. If anyone has any information or pictures email me at ablemedic49@gmail.com

Posted July 24, 2013, by Jessica (jessica [dot] crenshaw [at] arkansasheritage [dot] org)

This property has been removed from the National Register of Historic Places.

ARKANSAS, HOT SPRING COUNTY,

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church,

519 W. Page St.,

Malvern, 04000496,

REMOVED, 6/12/13

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/RN_04000496.htm

Posted July 19, 2013, by Amy Legg (as_legg [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This building is in danger of demolition. The Lorain City Council is pushing for demolition due to repairs that have not been made. It has been vacant for many years now and has fallen into disrepair. http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2013/07/14/news/doc51e368cf85e07292767915.txt

Posted July 16, 2013, by Jennifer Faiella (jennifer [dot] faiella [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I lived at this house from 1972 to 1983 and my whole family definitely experience haunting experiences. It was definitely a very interesting childhood living there.

Posted July 15, 2013, by cathy stanley (Im29andholdin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This house belonged to my ancestors and IT IS FALLING DOWN AND NOT BEING MAINTAINED by the current owners......can anything be done to prevent it from falling down? In a few more years (maybe not that long) it will be beyond repair. It is over 200 years old.....a landmark

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Posted July 12, 2013, by Maria (m_mccormack1991 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It is sad that just sits there. I've been trying to find records on who owns the property. i would love to see if they are willing to sell it.. or at the very least rent it out... i think this place could be beautiful in the right hands, with A LOT of TLC.. I have a ton of ideas for this building..

Posted July 3, 2013, by Katharine Dye (kdye8918 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Regarding address..this house was the house my grandparents lived in. Always thought Maple was and Avenue, not a street.

Posted July 2, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've always been a t-ball kinda guy.

Posted July 2, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Now that you mention it, baseball would be a lot less interesting without mounds 60'6" away from home.

Posted July 1, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Where would we be if our ancestors had shied away from mound-founding? Gotta start somewhere.

Posted June 25, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I didn't want to be the start of a third mound.

Posted June 24, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Disappointed in you. Circulatory systems are hugely over-rated.

Posted June 21, 2013, by Joseph Hinson (joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There is a news conference set for next Friday (June 28) to announce the findings as to whether the Norfolk & Western #611 can run again. The feeling is that the announcement will be that, yes, she can run again, but now we need to raise some money to make that happen.

Posted June 8, 2013, by Carol Butler (cbutler1467 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am enclosing a photo I took of Clear Fork Methodist Church.

I am enclosing a photo I took of Clear Fork Methodist Church. My husband and I, like to explore counties and townships around our home in New Albany, I have a website called www,misterbanditravel.net that has all my pictures, along with explanations of the places we've been, An y information you can offer about about Clear Folrk or Franklin Township would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Carol Butler

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Posted June 7, 2013, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The McCartney isn't on State Line. It is at the corner of Main and Front on the Texas side (Between the Bi-state and Union Station / Bowie County Corrections Center more or less). I don't think it ever actually fronted State Line. I don't believe State Line crossed Broad even before the Bi-State Justice Center was built in the mid-eighties. The Grim Hotel (also still standing and derelict) is at the corner of State Line and Third.

Posted June 7, 2013, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com)

Certainly, please look at my collection here http://bridgehunter.com/pa/huntingdon/bh46346/

Tell me what you like/need in an email and we can go from there. Thank you!

Posted June 6, 2013, by Ella James (ellav james [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anyone selling pic of Shade gap pa covered bridge.?Thank you, Ella

Posted June 6, 2013, by Kim Daines (kim_daines [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The photos on this page for the Neif house are not correct. This is not the house located at 1410 Pecan Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. I purchased the Charles Neif house in 2008. I would be happy to supply you with photos if you would like to depict the correct house.

Posted June 1, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just sad. Such a unique structure.

Posted May 31, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Andrew, do you know much about the Mothman Prophecies and the collapse of the Silver Bridge? Perhaps you could enlighten us.

Posted May 25, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There's another one in Ames, Iowa, on the opposite side of Lincoln Way from the Maple-Willow-Larch dorm complex, right next to the bus stop.

It can be observed in this image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iowahighways/5830721264/

Posted May 21, 2013, by Anonymous
Posted May 20, 2013, by Yvelise Alfano (yvelise [dot] alfano [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My grandparents gave birth to my uncle in Davidson, Maine in 1910. I've never been able to find it on maps of Maine.

Tonight, I decided to google it and there was an arrow pointing to a place where there seems to be nothing. Does anyone know anything about the place called Davidson?

Posted May 19, 2013, by Anonymous

map pin is wrong. it is north ocoee street

Posted May 15, 2013, by Thomas Bartolomeo (633ridgeburyroad [at] gmail [dot] com)

Craig Morrison, Architect

160 East 38th Street

Suite 25E

New York, New York 10016

November 4, 2011

Tom,

I enjoyed very much my return visit to your now-fully-restored home. Since I first saw it, I have looked upon it as an amazing place. It is like a piece of theater. The outside is pleasantly typical, but once standing within the wide porch, one is struck by the extraordinary woodwork surrounding the front door.

Stepping inside, one can only gasp. The entry hall, with its wide elliptical arch and carefully restored grained doors, not only matches the fine craftsmanship around the door, it is fully comparable to what one sees in the great mansions of 18th-century Virginia.

This is only the start of the story–and, yes, your house is a story-teller. Opening the panel that you so cleverly concealed in the hallway one sees that the fine woodwork came only in the house’s second generation. It had been smaller, a bit simpler. Its original wainscot and doorpost, perhaps dating from the mid-1700s, came to be concealed in new walls added in about 1800. Then, to the right, the parlor was trimmed elegantly in the Greek Revival style of, perhaps, the 1830s. Outside the porch, bay window, and Gothic Revival front gable came still later.

For generations, this house has grown with its generations. Each has treasured it while adding the best of their own time. Together they have made it a veritable museum of architectural styles. Your loving care has continued the tradition in the finest possible way.

Best wishes, and thank you again for your hospitality.

Sincerely,

Craig Morrison AIA

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