Saturday, April 5, 2014

More of the Historic Home Tour

Here is part II

The next home was also built in 1864 and use to be owned by the 
town Dr. Who by the way is in his 90's but attended almost all of
our commemoration ceremonies!

Here is what the house looked like in the 1880's with a porch 
and carriage way

a grand piano in the living room

the Dr. office

original shutter that were found in the attic many years ago

a large eat in kitchen, highlighted by exposed brick

back door entry


cousin Marty

her Hoosier

Dining area with back staircase

staircase

OH NO! The family that lives there now is from Mississippi

And the homeowners parents dressed for the occasion, The Dad was a confederate General.
He was looking for Copperheads too!

Ok one more house!

This is next door
built in 1870
Highlighted by a solarium and beautiful Antiques


a little gold fish pond in the solarium

I could live in this room!
it over looks a pond and beautiful yard

The chandeliers were gorgeous

family pieces

living room crystal

And he had a copy of the Chicago paper in 1864
that reported the riot!

A Democratic paper, supportive of the Copperheads

this was his Grandmother's Palm Beach house
look at the lime chandelier!

pictures of his ancestors

But I loved the kitchen!



Still one more house to show you in the next post!


8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Ann- Those are GREAT old houses...each one has something special in it. I love history and the old houses--what stories they could tell!
That second house? I love the shadow picture of the person walking outside the house- xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love seeing these beautiful homes and having a tour of inside. So interesting.

Susie said...

Ann, Those homes are beautiful. I love that Hoosier cabinet. Wow. Hope you enjoyed all the fun things. xoxo,Susie

Paulette said...

How fun it is to get a peek inside of these old historic homes. They are beautiful.

Lottie said...

Thank you for sharing with us! I especially love the kitchens!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Thanks for taking us on the tour with you. Fabulous homes, how amazing to be able to see in person, lucky you.

Glad all your events were so successful!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautiful houses! Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, look at these houses! I've so loved my tour. That second kitchen is gorgeous! What a grand time you've had!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)