A Swap Once Again….

The Haymans lived just down the street at 608 Randolph before moving to my house. They had Luther Turton, a well known local architect, design their fine Queen Anne Victorian in 1888. In 1895, Luther and Eva Hayman swapped homes with Thomas and Elizabeth Mather, then owners of my house. Today I met Lauren Ackerman, the owner of 608 Randolph. She has been carefully restoring her home to its former glory for the last five years. It is almost completed and it is most impressive with attention to every detail. She mentioned she had a few original items to the house (that Hayman had installed) such as cabinet doors, fireplace tiles, t&g bead board, a large wooden grate and an amber and red leaded glass window that had been installed in the stairwell. We agreed to a swap once again and now those items will be installed into my house. I’m especially excited about the 32″ x 72″ leaded glass window. I plan to put it in the nook by the kitchen. How fitting to have these pieces brought back to life in my house!

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