Andrew, You Moved Out in 2009 and Forgot to Take a Few Things

There is a tiny attic in apartment 5, which is on the top floor. In the process of cleaning out the house we removed the items from the attic. There were two boxes of papers and a rat nibbled rolled up tent. Inside the boxes were read and and unread mail dated around 2008-9; love cards from … More Andrew, You Moved Out in 2009 and Forgot to Take a Few Things

Sandstone Foundation

The original portions of my house had a sandstone foundation. That would be the original house, not including the porch; and the rear addition on the south side of the house. The later back odd angled addition had a concrete and block foundation and the newer 1905 porch had a concrete foundation. It looked like the sandstone remained in … More Sandstone Foundation

The Daily Examiner – 1889 – In the Dirt Under the House

As I was gathering up the mortar chunks left over from the removal of the sandstone foundation, I found crumbled up in the dirt parts of an old newspaper. I’m not sure if it had been in the dirt all this time or was stuffed inside the wall and fell down when the house was lifted. … More The Daily Examiner – 1889 – In the Dirt Under the House

Stamped Clay Firebricks Found Buried in the Yard – Made in England and Scotland!

Today I was cleaning up a mound of what looked like a bunch of large basketball sized rocks, stacked against the back corner of the barn. I quickly discovered It was more than just rocks – there were bits of broken concrete; plumbing pipe; broken linoleum squares, broken clay waste pipe; sandstone rocks; bits of … More Stamped Clay Firebricks Found Buried in the Yard – Made in England and Scotland!