It's a house out of a dream!

It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Old home in Brooklyn Wisconsin

Mailed from Brooklyn Wisconsin in 1912. Check out that porch swing!

Kruxo Real Photo Post Card

Unknown location but you can't beat great architecture in the SNOW!

Spectacular Victorian with 2 story turret!

This photo is among my favorite type of finds. It's a cabinet photo of just the house. Recently built and someone is very proud of it. It's in the Northwest for sure. Possibly Portland. Love the staggered picket fence. The house itself is quite simple but has a fairly elaborate roof and bracket work

Monday, November 5, 2012

Great Chicago Fire

Image from a Lovejoy & Foster stereoview I recently purchased at an estate sale.

Clark St Bridge Looking North - Chicago

Awesome old 1871 image of the Clark Street Bridge in Chicago. This was scanned from a Lovejoy & Foster stereoview I found at a local estate sale.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mt St Joseph's Home for the Aged - Portland Oregon

Still standing at SE 30th and Stark in Portland Oregon.

Main Street - Moorland Iowa

Wonderful early dirt road view of Main St in Moorland Iowa

Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church Moorland Iowa

Wonderful early view of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Moorland Iowa. This image shows it prior to an addition on the front of the building. It also shows the parsonage.

Old home - Galena Illinios

Great old house dating to the 1860's or 70's. Galena Illinois.

Group photo in front of the High School - Galena Illinios

My best guess is this is the old high school perhaps before an expansion. Same architecture but smaller than what's there today. Unknown date.

A. C. Platt photo of College Square (Oberlin College)

Wonderful small and old image of College Square at Oberlin College. Taken in the 1870's or 1880's. The chapel is at left. Not sure what the building on the right is.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Beautiful basalt stone porch. Possible Old Portland OR home

I purchased that real photo post card recently and it just has a real Portland feel. All that's written on the back is: "This is a picture of out house. Melvin is Standing on the porch". No address no family name. You can however see that the address was 121. IF this is Portland (and I do mean IF) it's clearly taken before 1931 when the city was renumbered. I was able to determine with about an hours worth of eye strain that there were 43 addresses in Portland before 1931 that were "121". I individually googled and then if necessary'd the addresses to see what I could find. Of the 43 I found no certain matches. The house is VERY VERY similar the the home that currently houses Rimsky-Korsakoffee House but there were some slight period details that rule it out (probably). 2 of the potential addresses also match the 2 block swath that is now the Belmont Townhomes. There is a spattering of some other addresses that are either eaten up by freeway projects including 2 near the I-405 on ramp from I-5 as well as some parking lots and modern commercial spaces. A total of 14 possible locations using the pre-1931 "121" address. Or again, it's not even Portland. Either way it's a pretty cool home!