My sister used to live in a 100+ year old pioneer home. One day someone knocked on her door and handed her old photos of her home and told her stories about when their ancestors had lived there. Our home is not quite as old (built in 1938) as that house, but from the time we moved in until now I fantasized about the same thing happening to me. I think everyone who lives in an older home longs to know the history and the little stories of their house.
I received a Facebook Message on my blog page from a lady whose father who grew up in this house! She had these photos and some information for me. After living here almost 9 years, I finally got my story :)
Her grandfather had this house built by Chase Lumber. They would walk down the street a few blocks to pay Mr. Chase the monthly payment of $20. Can you imagine paying that much for a mortgage!
There were three sets of twins and two single births. Eight kids in all! The room that my all my boys share now was also the boy room back then. That made me smile. My office was the parent’s bedroom.
You can see the coal shoot in this picture. It is now a window. The coal room is our down bathroom.
I love seeing the clothes they wore then as well. How cute are those sweet little kids?!
Her father is now 83 and lives relatively close. He would like to come and visit. I sure hope he does because I would love to hear more.
If you live in an older home, do you know its stories? I would love to hear your home’s history!