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by melissakd
Sat May 03, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Hey old pals!
Replies: 2
Views: 14435

Hey old pals!

I just stopped by today and was sorry to see that what evidently was a war with spammers has left the place nearly deserted. My house is turning 150 this year, and I have made my peace with what I was able to do for it. I'm feeling OK and keeping busy helping my parents, and hope to stop by again so...
by melissakd
Sat May 03, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New Lincrusta design Passeri RD 1971
Replies: 10
Views: 11534

Re: New Lincrusta design Passeri RD 1971

I had one other idea: Find burlap or other fabric to replicate the background, then somehow produce the foliage elements and lay them in place. I have even less idea of how this would work than I did about my first idea. Finally, you could just use the aforementioned fabric to fill in plain panels a...
by melissakd
Sat May 03, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New Lincrusta design Passeri RD 1971
Replies: 10
Views: 11534

Re: New Lincrusta design Passeri RD 1971

First of all, wow, that new design is gorgeous. Secondly, yes and no, there is not a chance of having a custom design run, unless you're willing to pay to have the machinery created for it (rollers or whatever they use). I bet they would, but I'm imagining it would cost many thousands of dollars. Th...
by melissakd
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is this gadget? in 1910-ish photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2675

Re: What is this gadget? in 1910-ish photo

Thank you very much, folks. I agree that it appears to be a doctor's office. It's got certificates and books, but no lawyer needs a sink. Do you know, I think that little appliance attached to the mystery box over the sink is soap on a rope!?! Perhaps the glass-and-hose arrangement is for getting li...
by melissakd
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is this gadget? in 1910-ish photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2675

What is this gadget? in 1910-ish photo

This is not my photo; I just ran across it while cruising for historic-house photos on Flickr. On the wall there is what looks like a glass tumbler connected to a long hose and sitting in a bracket, like a tooth-brushing glass in a bathroom. The bracket possibly is able to be set at one of several h...
by melissakd
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????
Replies: 41
Views: 27123

Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

But Warren, we're not done theorizing yet! I personally know that the city Traffic Control department makes octagonal cuts in the street when they service the stoplights. I'm pretty sure that's what it is. 8)
by melissakd
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 26
Views: 10817

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Wondering about Harkin and his wife & twins, as well as Kristin. DH's mom left Staten Island to stay upstate with family, don't know how her house fared. I'm fine in the Midwest, but was suitably impressed by the fact that the weather system reached us too, a thousand* miles away. *I actually have n...
by melissakd
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?
Replies: 11
Views: 5655

Re: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?

The foundation on this house is one of the topics I will probably also ask about as it is crumbling (river silt does not equal sand when trying to build basement walls) so there is a good chance we will be able to get down there with some heavy duty equipment to remove it. That's looking on the bri...
by melissakd
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Possible rental purchase. What home style is this??
Replies: 12
Views: 24958

Re: Possible rental purchase. What home style is this??

There are two styles happening here: the fireplace and front door are Craftsman in its earlier years, and the facade Italianate as mentioned. I'm charmed by the whim which placed such an up-and-coming style of door in a more classic facade. I wish I could see it with the eyes of the original owner. ...
by melissakd
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Garage Before And After
Replies: 35
Views: 21062

Re: Garage Before And After

UPDATE Nothing has been done. The summer was wasted going in circles between the building department, consultants, the insurance company, and heck knows who else. God bless my mother for undertaking most of the phone calls, etc. As mentioned, the structural work shown at the beginning of this thread...