Thursday, October 21, 2010

Historical Photos

The other day, I took a little jaunt down to our very own Eagle Historical Museum right in downtown Eagle. I couldn't resist purchasing some copies of historical photos of what our place looked like way back when. I also bought a 2010 calendar with pictures of other historical sites in Eagle and surrounding areas. Our home (back in 1912) is sportin' the cover!

I thought it would be a good idea to have them in our entryway on display. Seems like good conversation pieces as well. What do you think? I received a suggestion of putting up a couple more pictures on this ledge of some cool architectural elements of the house now. Would that be too much? Keep it to 3 photos?

You can't see it very well, put I also have the old antique key that we found in the wall, hanging from one of the knobs. I'm still debating whether to frame that too.

Here's some close up's of the photos. I'm not sure when this one was taken, but this was the original building on this site (we still have the original basement). It burned down in 1911......

Within a year the 7th Day Adventists worked to build this "much more modest" church/school. It was completed in 1912 and this photo was taken soon after. This original wood siding is still in our kitchen pantry underneath the stairs. You gotta love the kids out in front...
This picture was taken some time in the 1960's after the north side addition was completed in 1958. The kitchen, bathroom, classroom (which is now our master bedroom), and the whole upstairs (which is now the kids rooms and bathroom) was added on. Notice all the trees in front that are no longer here.....
Also, note the two little brick chimney's coming out of the roof. The one to the left is still in tact up in the attic. It just looks like someone cut it down below the roof line because it was no longer needed. Also, the one to the right is in Ethan's bedroom. We found this out trying to nail pictures on his wall and it was as hard as, well, bricks!! There was a little panel covering some kind of opening so, of course we couldn't resist opening it. Our suspicions were soot and an old stale smoky smell. I'd love to find out if this goes down to the basement and maybe some day make this a laundry chute.....somehow covering the walls of the inside with metal sheeting or something? I don't know, I just know it would make life a whole lot easier. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how the church burned down? Did it have something to do with the fireplace? I wish you had a fireplace in that house. I'm sure you miss that. Also I wonder why they cut down the trees in front? Any ideas? Is the entryway finished? What color are the walls?