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About 15 years ago I worked a house made in the 1920's....

May 18, 2020 12:09PM
meaning I was able to get on with renovation of a house...it was in the state of NC one of the 1st to have concrete and steel in its skeleton....it was started in the early to mid '20's...finished in 1929. The owners were a BIG time mill owners....weaving, hosiery....Very well off....

This place had a basement with a stand in hearth...pots and all for fox hunting etc....the 1st floor was mostly for entertaining....3rd floor was sleeping quarters....and the attic....The attic had a room sized ceder closet ...inside there were still some wedding dresses and assorted clothes from the era...

The basement housed an on site butchery area...with the hooks you'd put dressed out carcasses...I found some fans that had candles incorporated into them...they were considered early heaters for the era....

In the attic I found things like old Christmas items...candle holders in the shape of holly leaves...a flag from the 1939 NY Worlds Fair.

I by myself was given the job of cleaning up the house...redoing the floors, working back the tiles etc. Another part of the job was emptying out all the years of stuff...The family wanted to get rid of anything that wasn't paper money, or coins...

I got the original 1st edition of Life....and picked through the entire set and was ok'd to keep them....Wrought iron chairs that were in the gardens...I got them...it was the neatest place you could imagine...

They recently tore it down....major demolition had to be done....It was right on the Sedgefield Golf Course...if you have ever heard of the The Wyndam Championship in Greensboro NC...They even had pics from the days it started up with like , Byron Nelson, Sam Snead......a ton of B/W photos.....The house was on like hole # 5-7 on the front side..on of them....The demolition crew made a killing on the wrought iron in the house alone...had a gate to enter the sleeping quarters....the lighting fixtures were worth God knows what....

Just literally too much stuff to even go on with.....I have several pieces from the place....It was such a real pleasure to be able to even be a part of that place and it's history....Some said it was haunted...I used to be in there at all hours....never felt a thing..Mary would never enter the house after sundown....especially during a thunderstorm...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2020 12:13PM by roman18.
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  Oh the excitement... exploring the attic.

JamesJM45May 17, 2020 08:59PM

  Yeah, but keep your fingers crossed..

sstrams16May 18, 2020 06:33AM

  Re: Yeah, but keep your fingers crossed..

MamaRAMa11May 18, 2020 08:02AM

  GI Joes bring big bucks..

sstrams15May 18, 2020 08:16AM

  Re: GI Joes bring big bucks..

MamaRAMa13May 18, 2020 08:27AM

  I'd bet you could still sell..

sstrams9May 18, 2020 12:20PM

  Re: I'd bet you could still sell..

MamaRAMa13May 18, 2020 12:26PM

  I really don't know..

sstrams13May 18, 2020 05:20PM

  funny I have been listing stuff today Ebay

ferragamo7912May 18, 2020 04:39PM

  About 15 years ago I worked a house made in the 1920's....

roman1823May 18, 2020 12:09PM

  Wow would have loved to go through that stuff with you

ferragamo799May 21, 2020 06:10AM

  Holy Schmolly...

JamesJM11May 21, 2020 07:07AM

  my mother discovered a treasure in my old room........

21Dog19May 19, 2020 04:35AM

  So did mine

waterfield21May 21, 2020 06:43AM

  Scary experience. . . .

RAMbeau15May 21, 2020 06:57AM