Category Archives: Historical

Brick Donor House

Rich and his dad have spent more than a month of Saturdays digging bricks out of the frozen ground! Someone took apart a brick encased log house in Greencastle, PA (about an hour North of us) and sold it on … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in the can?

So, not much has been going on lately due to the massive amount of clean-up going on.  We have made a huge dent and we can use our driveway again. Most of what’s left in the yard is the large … Continue reading

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Story Time

Rich and his dad have been over at the house every night this week trying to clear the debris.  The heat indices have been in the high 90s and 100s, and I am sure it is miserable work for both … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall

Found some writing in the master bedroom behind some wallpaper. Not sure what it says. The one looks like it says “Davenport” which is a family name. We also found some push buttons on another wall of the master bedroom. … Continue reading

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They say there is no money in plaster work…

We knew this house would need a lot of plaster work.  Almost every wall in the house is plaster after all.  Has anyone had much experience with plaster? We had to have a section of our entry way replastered in MI after we renovated the mud … Continue reading

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