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by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof
Replies: 66
Views: 62962

Re: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof

SWOOOOOON! Do you have any idea how original that house is?!?! I'll try to dig up some pictures to show you. And by the way, welcome!

Be right back

MelissaKD
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Weigh in please!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8859

Re: Weigh in please!!

We're in a historic district and our house is on the National Register. Interestingly, the Historic Preservation Commission has the ability to over-rule code. So our handrail was re-installed at historic height rather than modern code height. Our contractor and the building inspector were discussin...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Found out my house is called a hall and parlor
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

Re: Found out my house is called a hall and parlor

Neat-o! Hall-and-parlor houses are rarer here, a few hundred miles west of James, but the oldest house in my neighborhood is a brick hall-and-parlor from the 1840s or 50s. It survived because the neighborhood was platted in such a way as to place it on the back of the lot, and a big Queen Anne was b...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Built in 1830 ? (was Dating 18th/19th century Details)
Replies: 68
Views: 38026

Re: Built in 1830 ? (was Dating 18th/19th century Details)

There was a cool story of one house that was moved from the top of a hill all the way down to the center of town with log rollers and an ox team, and the sills broke as it was being pulled across the main street so it ended up sitting in the middle of a road for a month or two while they repaired i...
by melissakd
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 11 -- Oddments

Vestigial fireplace mantels http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768864943/ Fireplaces in summer http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157629042630793/ National Park Seminary http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628930656543/ Early automotiv...
by melissakd
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 10 -- House Painting

Overall Paint Schemes http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628785101837/ Fishscale and other shaped shingles http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157629031900005/ Turned porch posts http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157629020474423/ Porch rail...
by melissakd
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 9 -- Decorative accessories

PICTURES Photo display methods http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768789489/ Photo display craft projects http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768786135/ Easels http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628802869599/ Mottoes http://www.f...
by melissakd
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 9 -- Furniture

FURNITURE Sofa http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753381105/ Settee http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753383345/ Divan http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753418975/ Chaise longue http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/gal...
by melissakd
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 8 -- More Textiles

Shelf drapery http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753219067/ Picture & Mirror drapery http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753253933/ Piano drapery http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628753271139/ Mantel drapery http://www.flickr.c...
by melissakd
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Index Part 7 -- Decor

PERMANENT SURFACES Anaglypta & Lincrusta http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768737193/ Linoleum patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768720979/ Linoleum installations http://www.flickr.com/photos/73746489@N07/galleries/72157628768729807/ Inter...