New Finds… and a Sordid Past!

New Finds… and a Sordid Past!

Tantalizing bits of information about the house continue to surface. In addition to a few recent finds (shown below) we’ve learned that the house was reputed to be the scene of numerous poker parties at some point during the years of prohibition (from 1881 to...
Original Bay Window Paint Colors!

Original Bay Window Paint Colors!

Today I finished priming the bay window. It’s all white and kind of boring, but it looks better than it did before and the wood will be protected during the winter months. I still have some (a lot of) caulking to do, so don’t look too carefully! The...
A Quick Update…

A Quick Update…

It’s been seemingly forever since I last posted; it has been a busy time. Recently I took time off to visit the Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum, which serves as a repository for local history, in the hopes of finding more information about the house and...
The Porch Supports Return!

The Porch Supports Return!

Today the house regained more of its dignity! Jim has been rehabilitating two of the beautiful — but very decrepit — porch supports off-site, and they have now recovered fully. It was time to bring them back! As you last remember, the house was looking...