See our ongoing restoration process at Hyde Hall with a Guided Tour. Enjoy the unspoiled view of Otsego Lake that inspired George Clarke to choose this site for his country home over two hundred years ago. Experience grandeur in the country. https://link.cnymm.com/2zLH8up #HistoricRestoration#HydeHall#VisitHydeHall
Join the Las Cruces Railroad Museum for a special lecture! Saturday, April 21 at 3pm ⠀
Allan Affeldt – who owns and restored La Posada in Winslow Arizona - is one of the best known historic activists in the Southwest. He also owns the Plaza Hotel (1882) and Castaneda Hotel (1898) in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Restoration of the Castaneda building is now underway, with reopening planned for fall of 2019. This is surely the most anticipated historic restoration projects in New Mexico today!⠀
Allan will present a slide show and discussion about the process, covering everything from purchase to finance, design, construction and operation. ⠀
For architects, designers, developers and historians this promises to be a highly informative and entertaining affair. Please join us!
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When bringing a home “back” to a place in time, materials are an important consideration. If a material isn’t readily available, we do the research to find it. If it's unattainable, we make a determination about the best solution. In either case, we go beyond the givens. This often means fabricating our own materials and even the tools needed to work with them. #FVBI
We are officially reopen to the public!! After 8 weeks of restoration our house looks completely different...in the best way possible! 😍 Stop by for a tour on the hour to be one of the first few people to see everything...we can’t wait to show you around!
At the center of an old Georgia town stands this beautiful home, a shell of what it once was when I stopped to photograph nearly 3 years ago.
It was once the home of Mr. and Mrs. Greer. She was a 5th grade school teacher and lived here up until the late 1990’s.
I’m happy to share that in the past year, it has been purchased and updates have begun! Hopefully I’ll have an after picture to share with you all soon!
**Alexandria History Project- if you have any knowledge of this family, photos, or other information, please let me know"
Researching the Lucas-Heller family:
They were a Jewish family from Louisiana with roots back through New York and then to Austria, Russia, and more.
Isaac Lucas and his wife Fannie Simon Lucas had 3 children: twins William and Miriam and youngest son Sydney.
William went on to become an important Internal Revenue Service agent who worked across the state of Louisiana and who eventually settled in Louisiana.
Miriam married an immigrant from Austria, Samuel Heller, who was a traveling salesman of a variety of companies including Parker Brothers, a ladieswear company, a cutlery and jewelry company, and more.
Samuel and Miriam had daughter Adelaide Lucas Heller who lived her childhood and most of her adulthood in this home. Adelaide attended Bolton High School and the University of Texas before returning home to teach at Tioga High School .
Pictured: Adelaide Lucas Heller in Bolton High School 1938 yearbook
Just got done with my first University submission! Yaay!
Picked a couple of new friends this weekend and started Man's search for meaning by Viktor Frankl. So far sooooo good. This book is suggested in A whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (the review of which is on the BLOG) and talks about first hand experiences at the concentration camps in Nazi Germany. But, it's not just history. It's a piercing narration of finding meaning in life even after life's given up on you.
Watch my story for reads from the book. Also, am I supposed to reference this shit out? 😒 #hatereferencing
How was your weekend lovers?
Our first houseplant! Checked out @62ndgarden yesterday & ended up having fun helping out at plant donation day for today’s fundraiser plant sale! Clyde had a great time getting his hands dirty & I got to save this baby from a cold night outside. Win! Win!
122 Chestnut Street, Danville VA. Old West End National Historic District. Currently offered for sale at $30,720.
Designation: The Henderson House.
Although Chestnut and Pine Streets were laid out fairly early, before the War Between the States, development of Chestnut Street did not really begin until some years later. When H. W. Brown established his first florist shop on Green Street in 1883, there was only one house on Chestnut Street. In the 1890s and early 1900s the street enjoyed a building boom which left it with the appearance it largely retains today.
Originally identical to the steep-roofed Queen Anne style house next door, the raised, white-painted dwelling at 122 Chestnut Street was built, along with its neighbor, about 1890 by tobacconist James A. Henderson, whose own residence stood nearby on the present site of First Presbyterian Church. In a later remodeling the house was given a mansard roof and new front porch resulting in the present simple, but elegant design that contributes to the pleasing scale of the street. The property has been owned by several persons since 1904. They include druggist A. W. Jacob; Charles C. Pollok, a
postal superintendent; and Harry Burns Trundle, an executive in the Register Publishing Company. Nora Moseley Wiseman owned the house for 10 years until 1956 when this charming house became the home of Miss Eleanor Guerrant. whose attractive appointments use to good advantage the intimate qualities of its interior. this house was showcased during the 1979 Danville Historical Society's home tour. Since that date, the house has had a few occupants, and at times it was vacant. The city purchased the house in 2017 after a short stay by the last owners. Chestnut Street is seeing a resurgence with at least half of the homes on the street receiving restoration. For further information on this home visit our website at oldwestendva.com. #oldwestendva#oldwestendva .com #historichomes#owe#historicrestoration#forsale#lovehistorichomes#Oldhouselove#historicregistry#historicregister#old_house_love#renovation#periodcraftsmen#fortheloveofoldhouses