Kansas. 1911. wrote:I knew it was special but didn't know you had to buy it back. Was there an auction in the home, or was it sold to a random person?
Some neighbors knew what was in this house because they had visited the last living relative of James Vincent quite often before she sold and moved out. The young couple who bought the house from her were very nieve and foolish. They had dreams of restoring an old house but didn't have the slightest clue where to start. They ran into financial trouble, took out 3 mortgages and were upside down in the house. After months of not paying their bills they were about to loose the house. We stepped in and saved them from foreclosure by buying the house on a "short sale". Just before that happened the neighbors who knew what was here approached this couple and convinced them to strip out the light and several builtins including some furniture that was built just for the house. They didn't want to sepporate these pieces from the house but they were tempted by the money. They gave them $2500 for all this. They charged us $2500.00 for the light alone because they knew how important it was to us that it be returned to the house. These are some neighbors hay?GONE !GONE !
(Corner china hutch, sugar cabinet and silver storage chest (all made for the vincents and left behind whit the instructions that they stay with the house)GONE !
Kansas. 1911. wrote:We have friends who bought a "built in" from this house, back in the 80's. We are going over to their house to see it one of these days. They are elderly. Maybe we will try to have a "reunion."
I to hope we can somehow reunite these items with the house but I am very doubtful. I hope you have success with your built in.