Thursday, June 4, 2009

this old house

has seen better days

20 comments:

Jacob said...

Ah, but what a lovely old house. I'd love to buy it and restore it; I think it would be magnificent...

It appears someone might be restoring it now...

Great photo, too.

henny said...

Brattcat, tell us more about this old house, please. :)

Steffe said...

As Jacob said if you restored it to it's former beauty I could easily live there!

Cezar and Léia said...

It would be perfect after restoration!Is it for sale?Any ghost living there? LOL Just kidding!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Some sandpaper, a lot of paint, many trips tot he hardware store and an infinite amount of elbow grease could make this the Yankee Vermont equivalent of "Under the Tuscan Sun." Maybe someone could move in, fix it up, and write a book entitled "Under the Crimson and Amber Maple Leaf.

ശിവ said...

I think this house is made of wood....Nice to see.....

glduro_marieloupe said...

No doubt... But it must have been a fantastic house! Today it seems to be a ghost house …

Boise Diva said...

It has such character, I wonder if there is an angel about to rescue it.

tapirgal said...

I'm enjoying your Brattleboro pix. My ancestors are from Townshend, and I'm working on some old letters right now, so this is cool to be able to look at the general area of where they came from. I came through Brattleboro on a very quick trip one time. It wasn't long enough. I'll have to come back! Thanks!

tapirgal said...

hi Brattcat, thanks so much for your comment and your offer regarding requests! I actually did spend a second day in Townshend on another trip, but some locations were elusive. I really appreciate your offer. One would be the old Joy residence (and farm) in Harmoneyville, Townshend. I didn't find it, so I don't know if it's still there. I have a map showing it in c. 1856. The houses are given by the owner's name. It's the 4th house southeast of the Post Office on Main Street, across the street from the P.O., with C. Ballamy just across from the PO, then no name, then J. Taggart, and W. Joy (my ancestor). After Joy is R. Smith and J. Fiah. Those last 3 seem close together. It could be all gone by now. I know they lived there in the 1850s, possibly 1840s. I have census records and many letters. I'm resurrecting a project with some letters that cover that time and place.

tapirgal said...

Me again. Sorry, "Fiah" should have been "Fish." :)

Clueless in Boston said...

It does look like a candidate for "This Old House." Maybe even just a good coat of paint to bring out all the nice carpentry details.

roentarre said...

Simply stunning work here

Beautiful facade here

Vogon Poet said...

Picturesque old place, I hope it is worth restoring. It would be a very nice house.

Ash said...

...but is still very charming!

JM said...

Gorgeous house! Love the decay look here!

Julie said...

So many of us value decay and abandonment.

slim said...

Great old house, Brattcat. The features point to a late 1800s colonial revival style house. I like the double porches . . . it gives me a vision of what "Clueless" & my 1900 era house must have looked like before a previous owner enclosed the 2nd floor porch.

I see a clue that restoration has begun . . . the inner front door appears to be boarded up . . . perhaps the door is being restored . . . one can only hope!

laughingwolf said...

one can still feel the class :)

Jilly said...

Love this old house. Wouldn't that be fun to do up?