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 …

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Architectural History

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

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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 …

Thermostat

A History of Color

We knew the old trick of looking inside the top of the toilet to figure out how old your house is (no dice, our …

Original Owners

The County Assessor’s office had estimated that our house was built around 1930 but we wanted to see if we could discover …