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Historical Shelters

Updated Cottage Offers New Orleans Walkability

By Bethany Erickson | February 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Updated Cottage Offers New Orleans Walkability

One of the great things about New Orleans is that you can frequently find homes that are close enough to the touristy fun to be convenient, but are still in neighborhoods that are slightly off the biggest tourist draws, yet imminently walkable. Our Historical Shelter this week is one of the ubiquitous cottages in the […]

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Can We Be Franklin? This Historic Home Is A Beauty

By Bethany Erickson | January 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Can We Be Franklin? This Historic Home Is A Beauty

If you’ve never heard of Franklin, Tennessee, there’s still a good chance you’ve seen it — it’s historic Franklin Theater was the site of many concert scenes for the show “Nashville,” and downtown Franklin was the backdrop for Justin Bieber’s video for the song “Mistletoe.” It’s proximity to Nashville — 21 miles from Music City, […]

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Historic Santa Ana Cottage Started With a Love Story

By Bethany Erickson | January 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Historic Santa Ana Cottage Started With a Love Story

What makes a house is wood and bricks, but what makes a house a home is love, which is what Fred Wohl had plenty of for his bride, Gladys, when he built her a cottage in the up and coming new neighborhood of Wilshire Square in Santa Ana, California, in 1930. According to a relative, […]

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Greek Revival Transformed Into Thoroughly Modern Old Charleston Single

By Bethany Erickson | January 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Greek Revival Transformed Into Thoroughly Modern Old Charleston Single

There is just something about Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s homes. We’ve done our fair share of ogling of them over the years here at SecondShelters, and this Sunday is no exception. Built in 1840, this Charleston Single Greek Revival sits on Wentworth Street, firmly in the Boroughs neighborhood of historic Charleston, but also a […]

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Midcentury Time Capsule Overlooks Lake, Mount Rainier

By Bethany Erickson | January 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Midcentury Time Capsule Overlooks Lake, Mount Rainier

If we told you that we found a gorgeously well-preserved Seattle Midcentury time capsule in Seattle, would you be surprised? For many, when they’re told to close their eyes and think of the architecture that most represents Seattle, they might think of the Northwest style developed by architects like Seattle’s Paul Thiry, or Craftsman and […]

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Best of 2019: Historical Shelters

By Bethany Erickson | December 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Best of 2019: Historical Shelters

All that’s really left to remind anyone of the time Herbert “The Cat” Noble lived in North Texas is the stretch of land he bought up around 1941, before there was a Lake Grapevine, in southern Denton County.  Suffice to say, Noble wouldn’t recognize the extravagant estate that sits there now, either. When he lived […]

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