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by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Restoring Rim Lock
Replies: 1
Views: 14024

Re: Restoring Rim Lock

Yes it should move. The key lifts it up so the tab is lifted out of the notch in the bolt bar, as the key engages with and moves the bolt bar in or out.
I think that's a Carpenter lock.
Casey
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What style is this house
Replies: 1
Views: 9100

Re: What style is this house

Hi,
Very handsome house. It has Queen Anne/late Victorian massing with classical revival detailing (columns, Palladian window, sweeping railings, Keystone arch window); The paired columns indicate they were informed by the Beaux Arts style too.
Casey
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Pulley in upper porch beam
Replies: 2
Views: 6114

Re: Pulley in upper porch beam

Maybe it was used for Roman shades, awnings, or a clothesline?
Casey
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Victorian Newel Post
Replies: 2
Views: 7164

Re: Victorian Newel Post

If I were sitting on the HDC I would have these questions. Can you supply documentation that there was a newel on the stair originally? Can you demonstrate that stair rails were commonly used on single steps in your neighborhood? Is the scale and design of the newel post you propose in keeping with ...
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Please identify this found in doorway of house built 1900
Replies: 3
Views: 5216

Re: Please identify this found in doorway of house built 190

The rail/track for sliding pocket door(s).
Casey
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What style of house would have these details
Replies: 13
Views: 13841

Re: What style of house would have these details

Now that you showed us the flare-out at the foundation, I'm 90%+ convinced that is shingle style. Queen Anne style started in England, the Red House being the first recognized example. It was built of brick, but the massing is easily recognizable as what we would create 25 years later in the Shingle...
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Age of Family Farmhouse
Replies: 7
Views: 11239

Re: Age of Family Farmhouse

The pic you posted is ostensibly a craftsman style house of the teens or 1920's. The 4 over 1 window sash were from that era as well. It's not unusual for earlier structures to be added on to, or completely subsumed into a newer building. If the farm had a couple of good years in a row, a lot of the...
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What style of house would have these details
Replies: 13
Views: 13841

Re: What style of house would have these details

Hi, Different siding materials is very appropriate in the Queen Anne style, and to an extent, shingle style. In shingle, the first floor could be stonework, in part or in whole, w/shingles above. So if yours has the same clapboard and decorative shingle work, it is more of a Queen Anne kind of style...
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What style of house would have these details
Replies: 13
Views: 13841

Re: What style of house would have these details

Free Classic/Queen Anne/Shingle.
The arched buttresses and boxed/arched gable are very shingle-style. The neoclassical millwork fits into that mold. But unless the siding comes off and shingles are revealed, it could have been sided w/clapboards, putting into a QA classicism style.
Casey
by Sombreuil_Mongrel
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Questioning Age of My House
Replies: 2
Views: 6138

Re: Questioning Age of My House

Not possible without pictures.
Casey