My mother’s step-cousin was born in this house in Indian Hill in 1911. He lived in this house, built in 1752, until he died. He was quite a guy. He was a master at building things and he could fix absolutely anything. Over the years he added on to the family homestead, and when there wasn’t anymore he could do there he turned his sights to –
— the one room school house up the road where he’d gone to school. He purchased the school house and set about renovating it.
When his daughter got married she and her husband moved into it. I had the pleasure of going there for dinner and I was in awe. The original wooden floors had been beautifully restored, but more than that, you could see clearly the marks where the desks had once been. A couple of the desks had been salvaged and were part of the living room. The closet was, of course the former cloak room with, the original coat hooks. And to top things off the school bell was once again working. I hardly ever enjoyed being in a classroom quite as much as I did that night at dinner many years ago.
May 15, 2014 at 9:38 am
I love stories like this. And, to have known who lived in this house, to have been there, touched it, felt it and breathed the air of it. What a treasure you have.
May 16, 2014 at 5:08 am
What an awesome place to live!!..oh, to see the inside. What is the address?.. and I shouldn’t ask that. …. and you’ve had some awesome relatives, Joan!