Thursday, January 25, 2007
Being in an old house is cool. I often wonder what this street was like in 1860 when Thomas Mellon tended his orchard on the other side of our back fence. I also wonder what's actually original in this house and what was added later. I know the bathroom is an addition, but I don't know where the outhouse was.
During my two weeks of enjoying living here and not actually working on anything I had a couple minutes to begin researching the house and our neighborhood's history. Here's a picture of Thomas Mellon's house, our nearest neighbor in 1860. Also a picture of what's there now. Check out the map from the 1870's. For now, it's back to work taking care of further lead abatement.