Exterior of your home pics

Here is where you can show off the pictures of your old home.

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Post by melissakd »

Coni_Perry wrote:Circa 1911 Home. We just moved in a few weeks ago. We have yet to begin to try to fix the damage done in a previous "renovation". It would help to know what style you all think it is. THANKS
Hello and welcome!

Your house looks like an I-house. The I-house is a classic Midwestern form, two stories but just one room deep, with the long side facing front, and maybe a kitchen ell on the back. (The name comes from the floor plan, which looks like a capital I, and from the fact that many are found in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.) But the gable that projects out a little bit toward the front makes it different.

Anything you can identify as a recent change will help identify the style, as well as anything you can ascertain about its history. Interior details can help too.

The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Built between July 1863 and January 1865, major add/reno between 1890 and 1902
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Post by amarsta1 »

This past summer's restoration project was an 1886 folk Victorian. The exterior was wrapped in aluminum siding, so that was removed of course. Then the porch was put back together like it was supposed to be and all the other details fixed or remade. This is one of three identical homes, so hopefully it will inspire someone to restore the other two. These three pictures are of what it looked like when I bought it, what it looked like in 1940, and what it looks like now. I put the rest of the pictures and documentation of what was done at http://kcrestorations.com/313_ord_street.html Enjoy!
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I always admire your work on behalf of Kansas City.
American Foursquare with Prairie and Colonial Revival influences


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Post by Hoosier Foursquare »

Bought this house last year and are getting ready to move into it this week after 9 months of restoration and repair. It's located in our town's "Northside Historical District" It was listed as being built in 1901 but after doing some lengthy research at the courthouse, I've found evidence that leads me to believe that it was built in 1908. Either way, it's large, limestone American Foursquare on a large city lot and comes complete with it's own Carriage House.

The two major structural changes to the house were the front dormer and the removal of the summer porch off of the rear of the house and the addition of a fully enclosed Sunroom in it's place.
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Post by Annette Doxsey »

This is my home. I have lived here in New York for 28 years and been trying to sell her for 15 months as I bought a new "old house" in Tennessee that I am anxious to move into.

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Post by MrGrady »

I put this in the other forum also...

The Birdsall House- Built 1868, Queen Anne renovation 1895

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Post by csnyder »

Our city archivist recently emailed me assessor's photos of our house.

Here it is in 1937:



Only a few things have changed over the years:
  • Roof — Originally wood shingles, now asphalt. We are getting "weathered wood" architectural shingles put on, which will restore a bit of the original look.
  • Awnings — Ugly, but they're probably helpful (the house faces East). We haven't moved in yet, so we'll have to experiment to see if we can remove them without overheating the place.
  • Gutters — Replaced sometime between 1937 and 1987, as evidenced by the downspouts (somewhat of a hack job on the current iteration). We're replacing the gutters along with the roof; trying to decide whether the additional cost of half-round is worth it.
  • Trim color — It looks like the PO's wanted a little bit more contrast than the house had originally.
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Post by raymanretro »

This is what we have been doing,
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Post by Civil War Seamstress »

Raymanretro!!! Cute house!!! must be so different from Pecan Place!!! That was one lovely house, I used it as inspiration in my own humble restoration time and again.

Mr. Grady... wow, what a paint job.... and I thought mine kept me busy.....

to all others, what great houses, welcome!!! they are all so unique and special,and best of all loved...... :)
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