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Historical Shelters

Historic Galewood Tudor Is Sweet Home, Chicago

By Bethany Erickson | December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1837, Abram Gale bought 320 acres in Jefferson — near Chicago, and by 1870, the land was subdivided to form the suburb of Galewood.  Gale’s 1935 arrival from New York City, you see, had him ready to put down roots. When he purchased his acreage, he began to build a house, according to the […]

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Gorgeous Montclair Midcentury Modern Has a Thorne-y History

By Bethany Erickson | December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you never heard of Beverley David Thorne, you’re likely in good company — the name may not have been as famous as other Midcentury Modern architects of the day, but that’s likely thanks to a name change right at the height of his fame. You see, Thorne became famous for designing homes for jazz […]

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You Could Own Your Own Historic Spanish Castle

By Bethany Erickson | November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

We’ve stuck to the U.S. for the past few Historical Shelters, but this week takes us to the Spanish province of Segovia, where we found a beautiful castle with an impressive pedigree. Listed by Sotheby’s International Realty Madrid, we had to do a little digging to uncover the actual name of this castle, since it’s […]

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Canton, Massachusetts Homesite Saw Creation of New Country

By Bethany Erickson | November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full disclosure — there seems to be a bit of confusion about our historical shelter this week, which sits on a storied road in Canton, Massachusetts. Was it built in 1730? Or was it built in 1810?  The Realtor’s listing says the earlier date. The history we found indicates it was likely built in 1810. […]

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Eyebrow Raising Historical Shelter in Key West

By Bethany Erickson | November 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Eyebrow Raising Historical Shelter in Key West

Depending on how old you are, the mention of Key West, Florida, either makes you think of Ernest Hemingway, Tennesee Williams, or Jimmy Buffet — the celebrities who have, at various points in time, made the island home.  Discovered by Ponce de Leon, Key West was claimed by Spain in 1513 and named Las Martines. […]

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You’ll Want to Play Ball With This Cooperstown Farmhouse

By Bethany Erickson | November 3, 2019 | Comments Off on You’ll Want to Play Ball With This Cooperstown Farmhouse

For baseball fans, the pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York, is considered to be something of a must-do. Between the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the incredible sundry of other museums and historical places to visit and shop, the village of Cooperstown is an idyllic location for a second home. Take, for instance, […]

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