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History

River Sand Plaster

When we had our door replaced, we had a chance to see what the original walls looked like before they were painted. …

Sandborn Insurance Maps

A friend stopped by my office the other day with something I’d only seen in digital form—a Sandborn Fire Insurance Map. Daniel …

Aldeah before the Remuddling

One Saturday last summer, a couple stopped by the house and introduced themselves. Their son had owned the house back in 1997 …

A Gift of History

There was a nice surprise waiting for us on our porch when we got home the other night—the original abstract for our …

Bungalow Registry

Bungalow Registry

We received our American Bungalow Registry information in the mail Monday! I had been holding off submitting our bungalow until we had …

Original Walls

Kitchen Mystery

One thing we did take a moment to do as we scooped cups full of plaster from our heating vents¬†was dig through …

115 Aldeah ca 2006

Architectural History

Not too long ago, the city surveyed our entire neighborhood to determine if it would be eligible as a National Historic District …

Paint Chips

Paint Horrors

So far, most of the old paint we’ve uncovered has been pleasantly surprising. We found that our living room walls were once …

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House Archeology

Just as we spent weeks agonizing over whether to paint the living room gold, only to find that it was one of …