Well, as some of you know, we live in a really old house. It was built in 1896, we think, and has had very few owners and very little restoration. We bought it for a song and have been slowly repairing and restoring what we can. The list is very long!
Today, the city’s historical officer came by. The city hasn’t had a historical officer until now, nor any historical guidelines for old homes or anything, so this is new and really needed. Even if they don’t have money to give us yet. There’s too many older homes around here that are falling down or being renovated into apartments.
Anyway – we gave her a full two hour tour, and we didn’t even see the basement! We just glanced over the garden too. Our knowledge of the history of the house is spotty and mostly through hearsay, not documented. She’s going to look stuff up and see what she can find, and hopefully give us copies.
But even better – we’ll be going on the official list of Notable Historic Homes of the Area! I’m so happy! Not just because I live here; I feel really, really lucky & blessed to live in such a wonderful house. I (We) like to share it with everyone, and I really want to see it preserved for future generations (we won’t be living here forever), and now it looks like the city is going to help make sure that happens! YAY!