Monday, December 17, 2012

I love old houses

My wife asked me to help decorate the Boy Scout Troop House for the annual Christmas Party this Tuesday. My son is in the troop and really loves it. I have been in the house before but never have been up the stairs. The house was built in 1904 according the scout master and was donated to the troop when the local mill closed several years ago. This house sits 50 yards from the mill entrance so I guess this was a supervisor's house.
This picture is looking to the right on the landing and where the landing is open to the floor below. Sloppy painters have messed up the dark wood floors but could easily be brought back to a deep luster. Everything is solid and well built. The picture below is looking to the left and shows the panel details and the ceilings. Where I am standing is an upper landing with two doors to the right and the left leading into two smallish bedrooms each with a double window in the end wall.
I love old houses and the architectural details. What a great surprise. I had no idea that any of this was up there.


  1. It does have some neat details. More than some houses built in that era. I like seeing how different carpenters finish houses.

  2. Hi David and Happy New Year! The old house, now the Boy Scout house, sounds really neat. I love old houses too. My dad was in the Army as was my father in law. (Husband too for that matter). Anyhow, Charlie and I met when our dads were stationed at Fort Monroe. My family's house was built in 1912 and his family's house was built in the 1800's. They were really cool houses.