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Old 11-29-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Congrats on your new house!!

This makes me even more excited to move to CS. It's great to here your offer went through and you were able to stay in the same area. I consider buying a house in CS one of the milestones in life. I'll join you in CS in only 8 more months!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Thanks for your support!

Leveling the floors of a 113 year old house is quite the feat. So far we have the living room level, and we are working on the hallway. There were big parts where the subfloor had been missing, and other random issues, as is typical with an older house.

I've been trying to figure out what style my house is, and I don't want to settle with "a hodge podge" of styles- it's certainly not Victorian, though the inside had been redecorated with much of that styling in the late 2000s, but I'm really leaning towards Georgian (as that's what the ONEN website says) with some Colonial Revival going on. I've become a tiny bit of a architectural historian. Just a tiny bit.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Congrats, I too had a 100+ year old building. They poured concrete on the floor, not an even baseboard or straight wall to be found. Lots of fun and games to build it out. Make sure your electrical service is up to date. They had some pretty funky fuses and wiring back then. RP
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Holly - Have you picked up a copy of the recently published book: "Exploring the Old North End", by Jennifer Wendler Lovel and Robet Loevy? If you're in the historic district, your house may be listed. Even if it's not, there's a pretty good section on the various architectural styles in the neighborhood. If nothing else it's a good reference. You can get it from ONEN, I believe. If not, PM me, and I'm sure I can get you a copy.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Thank you so much, Carrera, you're so kind

We did get the book, and no, the house isn't listed I didn't think it would be, but I plan to go to the Carnegie Special Collections and do some digging about the house history

One reason why we wanted to get the house is that the electrical has been updated throughout the house. Doesn't mean that the old stuff had been eliminated though! most of that stuff is still around.
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