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Saturday, October 27, 2012

HOUSE WORK

PRESERVATION WORK ON AN OLD HOUSE FROM THE MID-1800s

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  1. It looks to be well worth preserving. Nice picture Barbara.

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    1. Rubye -- Lots of work but yes, in the long run worthwhile. thanks for comment -- barbara

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  2. I am a native of Galveston island where there are many old houses with that beautiful fretwork. Although time and hurricanes have reduced their numbers, there are many lovely restored turn of the century homes. Just love the beautiful craftsmanship.

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    1. Florence -- we have something in common -- old houses. I have been drawn to them since I was very young. Be lovely to see some of them on your post. thanks for the info on Galveston island -- barbara

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    2. What a great idea! The next time we are birding in Galveston, we'll take time to get some pictures of some of the houses and I will post them. (But I warn you that my photography is no where near as good as yours!). We usually go to Galveston in January to see all the migratory shorebirds down for the winter.

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    3. Florence -- I certainly will look forward to seeing the Galveston island houses -- barbara

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  3. So beautiful, makes me hungry to see all of the house. I wonder what it is like on the inside, what lives and loves have gone in and out of that door?
    Thanks for the picture.

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    1. Auntea -- Actually I was in this house many, many years ago just briefly under different ownership. All I can remember is that it appeared to be relatively untouched -- the historic wood floors and trim were still beautiful. That is all I can remember about the house. Nice that you are enamored with old houses -- they reflect our human history -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. Preservation and painting is a necessary chore, and this one seems absolutely to be worth saving.

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    1. RunE -- It was a one story brick home from the mid-1800s -- definitively a saver -- thanks -- barbara

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  5. Restoration... do it right or don't touch. That's my credo on old houses. Mine is 200 years old.

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    1. Birdman -- This particular historic house was being restored properly. I talked to the folks working on the house -- they have restored several historic houses in the area. However I do know there is restoration and then there is real restoration -- all in the eyes of the owner I guess. Have you done a post on your house -- would love to know more about it. -- barbara

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  6. Nice to see that it is being brought back to life.

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    1. Michelle -- Fortunately the house had been maintained fairly well as far as old houses go but it definitely needed some historic TLC. -- thanks - barbara

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  7. I just want to see what's on the other side of the door.

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't have any interior photos of this house. But if the opportunity arises I certainly will take those interior shots -- barbara

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  8. Barbara, are you experiencing any weather woes because of Sandy? How sad the destruction.

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    1. Nature Weaver -- We had high winds all through the night but as far as I know no serious problems. The wind stayed with us all of today only not quite as high as it was during the night. I am totally in awe of what mother nature can do. Unfortunately, she unwittingly caused such devastation.Thanks for stopping -- barbara

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  9. Oh my! It is beautiful now and I am sure it is going to be even more beautiful after they are finished. I am so glad that someone is fixin' it up.

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    1. Janet -- This photo accomplished two things for me; one it was a photo of an old porch and two, it had a lot of interesting angles and circles. I will try and stop by and take a photo of the finished product. thanks Janet -- barbara

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