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Attic oddity

They used to do what up there? Advertisements

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Off with their pointy heads

Spotted near Navarre, Ohio. I can kinda dig it, except for mourning the tip-top.

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Strolling the city

Chicago is a sprawly town. There are pros and cons to this, but one of its delights is that you can live here for decades and know every doorway of one stretch of street and still be clueless about the … Continue reading

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Historical bits and bobs

The New York Times writes about the nifty pieces of the past that we find in our old houses. Among the things we’ve found are newspapers under the floors (one from 9 months before the stock market crash and the … Continue reading

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Truth in advertising

A stove sister pointed out this Craigslist post for a sturdy old Savoy stove at a decent price. What I dig about this is the text. “I paid much more and decided to install another stove”! OK, so I am … Continue reading

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House history hopes

Having pleasantly little to do at work today, I got to amble around the Internet and found some more nifty sites for researching house history. I now think Historic Aerials is one of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. There … Continue reading

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60s clawfoot tragedy

As disinclined as I am to poke fun at someone else’s idea of a stunning remodel, lest my grand schemes be held up for judgment someday, I saw pictures today that knocked my jaw so far down, my tongue just … Continue reading

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