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My old house

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My old house (post #207247)

It took a while, but I finally got the exterior of my 1840 farm house redone, and had a new garage built. More photos are at

Complete Interior do-over is next.

Very nice. (post #207247, reply #1 of 6)

The new garage fits well, too.

When was that house built? (post #207247, reply #2 of 6)

When was that house built? I'm guessing 1825.  Looking good!

My old house (post #207247, reply #3 of 6)

My house is in one of the western suburbs of Detrioit. It was built in 1840, owned by 4 families before me, one a Civil War veteran. While the renovation was going on, I met a woman who was born in the house in 1916, grew up and was married in it. She's the second youngest of 11 children.

Wow, that's interesting, lots (post #207247, reply #4 of 6)

Wow, that's interesting, lots of history there!  Most people don't know much about the history of the former people who lived in their homes.

Nice (post #207247, reply #5 of 6)

What a cool and nice house...

Your old house (post #207247, reply #6 of 6)

Gorgeous job!  I love that red color--it's perfect for your farmhouse. Good luck on your remodel; I know what a job they can be!

bobbi c.

Author, award-winning playwright for youth and garden blogger. Owner of 1930s home, remodeling in progress.