This year our trusty and reliable foursquare turns 80, built in 1932. In fact I want to have a little party called "The Old Lady Turns 80"
I'm truly an old house lover, over the past few years spending hours at the library and tax office trying to find details of our house. In my search, I found the original sale of land from April 1932 (which we have a copy of in our front hall, so cool!). Using this, I went to the library and actually found a mention on the front pg of the July 1, 1932 city newspaper- it was commenting on the June building permits and actually named our address and the original owner!
From there, I get lost. The original owner was never listed as actually living at the house for another 10 years, but other people where named living there from 1932- 1942? Was it common to rent out portions of our house in the 30's to others for 10 years?? The original owners wife eventually sold it in 1977.
my question- in order to figure out the missing piece of the puzzle, I need to know how long it would have taken to build a foursquare in 1932. any idea? if they took out a building permit in June, when do you think it would be move in ready?