CIVIL WAR ERA HOUSE

THAT FOUR OF MY GRANDCHILDREN HAVE JUST MOVED INTO AND

THAT WAS PART OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD DURING THE WAR

JUNE 12, 2011

Looking down Walnut St. toward the house. The new family room wing is closest. You can see the big old

oak in the backyard and the red Japanese maple in the front.

 

 

Looking into the backyard through the side gate toward the pond.

 

 

Stella d'Oro daylilies near the pond.

 

 

Looking over some crocosmia spikes toward the pond with the side gate beyond and a bit of the new family room wing.

 

 

Blaze roses, one of the kitchen windows, and the side porch on the far side of the house.

 

 

The garden bench up above the higher pond under the crabapples with some hosta on the left.

 

 

Back across the pond toward the arch, with a different hosta on the right, and a rhubarb at the far edge of the pond.

 

 

On the right side fenceline looking up toward one of the back gates, garage on left, mulberry on right.

 

 

 

 

One of the original parlors...to the right of the front door.

 

 

Exploring the old part of the cellar that was used in the underground railroad.

 

 

 

 

This was broken through for the new ductwork under the kitchen, but there's a tunnel to it that goes off to the right past the ductwork.

 

 

 

 

 

A model of the house in the cellar, showing the new family room wing on the right, which has a new, full basement bedroom under it,

and the new kitchen wing off the back, also with new bedrooms above it.

 

 

The parlor to the left of the front door.

 

 

The original staircase that leads up from near the front door.

 

 

A small section of the new kitchen wing with Mr. Peepers on the table. The people who lived here before did a lot of painting on

the walls.

 

 

This is one of the two full upstairs bathrooms.

 

 

...and the mural, well, part of the mural in Emily's bedroom.

 

 

Joey in the window box in Emily's room.

 

 

Looking down the staircase toward the front door. A parlor opens off each side at the bottom.

 

 

Contrasting the original flooring with that of the new wing upstairs.

 

 

The new staircase down to the big basement bedroom for the 3 teenaged girls.

 

 

Joey in a space under the new stairs.

 

 

A small part of the huge family room. The bay window is on the front of the house. Kimberly is on the couch.

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