I have been looking for ages for this beautiful picture of our house back after it was first built, and I finally found it today. Sadly, the spring house is now gone. The people who owned the property before us knocked it down, left a mess, and stuck a grill out there. HEARTBREAKING. The water trough and is still out there where the spring water ran thru it. Everything else is the same other than that precious wooden fencing being long gone, the roof is tim, the horse and buggy has been replaced by our cars, we added a new bathroom to the left side of the house, and the addition of the deck on the back. I just LOVE looking at this...the buggy, the blanket over the gentleman's feet, the children in their little outfits on the front porch flanked by their mother (I assume), and the wonderful pain job on the structure. It is hard to believe that this 100+ year old homeplace still basically looks the same.
Please go over and visit Tom the Backroads Traveller's Tuesday's Treasures to see some more beautiful pieces from old.
Wow, this is a treasure. So glad you found the photo. A new bathroom and a deck were good choices to add on.ReplyDelete
Wonderful old photo! And truly the house is a treasure.ReplyDelete
A wonderful picture.
Here you can immerse yourself in memories.
Greetings and a nice day.
Such a grand photo of your old home Genie, such a true treasure. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. Made me very happy.ReplyDelete
I am glad, that you found this beautiful photo of your house and the old horse buggy is of course a second treasure.ReplyDelete
That is so nice you have such an old photo of your house, at least a part of it. That carriage is so cute with those big wheels.ReplyDelete
Wonderful find Genie. It's grand old classic.ReplyDelete
WHAT A TREASURE YOU HAVE!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful look back, thanks for sharing! It would be great to age and still look basically the same. I hope that you will hurry back.ReplyDelete
You should make a print of this, frame it and hang it up in your home.ReplyDelete
A real treasure!ReplyDelete
My house is build 1880 and it's still the same today, but I haven't any old photo, it is ours only since 2002...
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It is beautiful. You should do as John suggested. It is a treasure.ReplyDelete
i love this genie and how wonderful to be able to see the people who used to live here...what is wrong with people, tearing down the spring house for a grill? oh that makes me angry!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photo! How special to have this view of your own home, a moment from its history and the history of those who loved it first!ReplyDelete
It is so hard to let go of a home you loved. The people who bought the home in Oregon (where we raised our family) turned it into an adult foster care home -- they cut down the beautiful magnolia tree and concreted the front yard for more parking. I was shocked that the County zoning allowed that. I know people need places like that, but it broke my heart.ReplyDelete
Oh, how I love looking at this, too. Do you know the name of the family in this pic? Wonder what happened to everyone...questions, questions.ReplyDelete