We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If that's the same house, then the image in the picture posted Friday is reversed. And if the same house, then it looks like it was added on to over the years. In Friday's image it looks like there is a barn to the "left" of the house. That appears gone today, and a smaller house appears a bit down the street to the right of the house. Everything can be explained, assuming the image is reversed in the original picture. But is it? Would anyone in the family recall?
I would not have thought of Walpole, as it is not a prosperous place now. But it was a hundred years ago.
It's a short block from Main St, so I would have been close to it last time I drove through there in 2014. But I doubt I've ever been directly by it. You can see it on the 1930 USGS map here, and see that the road used to go through.
Assistant Village Idiot
Buildings and homes this old amaze me. I was born in Las Vegas, NV. My grandmother's old. neighborhood was featured as an old part of town because the homes were built in the 40's, only a brief walk from downtown. When the AF sent my young family and I to Dover, DE, I was awestruck by the ancient history, with homes and buildings well over 200 years old. Of course that was surpassed by a visit to Israel. And will be by our fall trip to Rome.
As an aside, last Sunday during Mass we sang a Hymn dating back over 1000 years. That's old and shows well that, current challenges aside, Catholicism and Christianity will prevail over mankind's current foibles.
Aged houses require more upkeep than newer houses. A family friend has a 300 year house which she bought from her parents. Several years ago she replaced the wooden siding.
Having grown up in an aged house, knowing all the work they entail, I have no problem living in a newer one.