Finding History in Your House

One evening during the second summer that we lived in our house, a stranger knocked on our front door. He introduced himself and said that his grandfather was an architect that recently passed away. He was cleaning out his grandfather’s office and came across some original blueprints to a house that said it was to be built on Oxford Street, but didn’t give a specific number. The man thought it would be a nice gesture

Saving a West End Home: Living History

Note: This post continues the Saving a West End Home Series. Homes in the West End have seen multiple generations come and go. They have been the backdrop for many stories as the neighborhood evolved through different historical eras. Some of the properties have been passed down within a family for multiple generations. Others have been converted from one use to another, like turning a large single family home in to a rooming house. Basic