Sunday, July 9, 2006

Paying up....

About a month ago, I commented at Nettie's place about her choice of new color for her house.  That prompted a mini conversation about houses, colors, especially old house colors...
 
I told her I'd get some shots of my home, which I did.  I said I'd put them up when I got my camera back from my brother, which I did yesterday.
 
So, Nettie here ya go, Honey...
 
Picture from Hometown
 From our driveway.  You can see the original square design typical of the mid-1800's (built in 1848)  The part on the back was added on after my great grandfather sold it. 
 
This is the West side.  Not really enough room on the East side due to the apartment building next door, but I'll try and get some...  
 
Picture from Hometown
Detail of the top level scroll work.  The gutters, eaves, and all that stuff were all re-done two years ago.  They're copper, as is the rest of it
 
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Detail of scroll work on first level.  This is the front foyer window.
 
 
Picture from Hometown
Detail of front porch gingerbread and posts.  All these were hand painted
 
Also, while I was out one morning, I had my camera handy (a rarity for me), so on our way back home, I snapped some of our street....
 
Over the railroad tracks.  The brick building with the green awning is a Gerdt Furniture Store.  This is a new location, a new building as they used to be down the street and across it too... LOL
 
The red brick with white shutters on the other side of the tracks is a ballroom dance lessons place.  Where the white door is on the 2nd level, there's a wrought iron spiral staircase.
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This one is for that Ruby Red shoe woman~she loves Long's as much as I do  ;P
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This building is empty.  When I was a kid, these were apartments.  But the place needs so much work...  I love it, though  :)
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Up the hill...
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The Historical Graveyard, part of the old Baptist Church and the only reason the State cannot touch our private property on our side of the street  ;)  Yes, there is so much traffic, our city council would love to expand it to two lanes on each side.  If the mole problem in there wasn't horrendus, I'd take some pictures of all the old gravestones...
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The old Baptist church.  Its now Bethel Memorial Church... okay....
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To home  :)
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Oh, and since it is not uncommon for there to be strong winds here in the Midwest, here's some shots of the 30ft Maple we lost.... 
 
It was the girl's favorite climbing tree while standing.  The same can be said while it was laying half on the ground....
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She got very upset when the tree removal guy was there pronto the next morning to cut the rest down  :(  She had a whole day on it, she'd have preferred it lay there permanently.... 
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Takes care of that....  Have a good night!
 
Cat

10 comments:

perkysgrl said...

Oh my...

Your house is gorgeous!!

Exactly what I pictured homes in the East to be!!!

Your town is so quaint too.

Love it...

Thanks for sharing those pics.  Would love to see more, sometime!!

Oh yes, Gracie is just too damn cute!!

Hugs,
Jenn

naughtynoregon said...

That house is beyond words!!!!

It is my dream home deluxe!!!!  You lucky bitch you!

Damn girl, Gracie is getting so BIG!!!!!!!

Please come visit me :)~

Stacy

visionarydiva1 said...

The house is very cute. I have made up my mind that the next time I get a chance to buy something for myself it is going to be a digital camera. I love when JLanders share there photos.

Amy

quartrlyfecrysis said...

wow!  the house is gorgeous...all that detail is breathtaking.
i love your street too..i'd love to live somewhere like that, it looks so peaceful and quaint.
Gracie looks adorable climbing the tree, silly little monkey ;)
take it easy kitty~
~Bernie

redbaranjj said...

I love your house!!!  Just beautiful.  And the colors...perfect!  Your neighborhood is so cute!!  
I love the pictures of Gracie in the tree!!  Know all too well about Maples and wind here too.  

*hugs*

cste609371 said...

I love that paint job aand the trim too...tell us more... good day, Cheryl  from Mass.

emeraldcalf said...

MMmmmm, donuts. Sounds tasty. Thanks. ;)

Your house is GORGEOUS! I would love to have a house like that, but my silly husband thinks they are too foo-foo.

Thanks for the scenic tour!


~Heather

dying4happiness said...

Oh Cat, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE Your house!  Your town is EXACTLY how pictured it!

PS....I did not get an alert for this entry....bitch.  LOL

~V~

cneinhorn said...

Oh Cat!!! Thank you so much!!!  I LOVE your house!  So much charachter and so historic.  That would be my dream home....a historic home to fix up and restore.  I LOVE it!  The house looks huge from the outside too.  Must be pretty inside, did you keep some of the original architecture and details going inside?! You know I"m gonna ask you to get busy with the camera and take more photos!!  LOL  And your town is so quaint!  How pretty it is where you live.  I absolutely love how your house is painted, and love those windows on it and the moldings...it's great!  And Good for you, to keep it up, is a work of love and dedication to keep those old homes preserved for future generations to enjoy.    

cneinhorn said...

you know, I've had you on alerts, but haven't gotten one alert.  only got this because you emailed the link.  hmmmm, well I just reset the alerts, so if I don't stop by after a few more entries, lemme know okay?!  and thanks again for posting the house photos, I love that kind of stuff.  Will have to update my house progress soon, they're almost done, so time to take some more photos if I can get my camera to cooperate!