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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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A Fabulous Greenbrier Copycat For Thanksgiving

By Amy Puchaty | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lewisburg, West Virginia is rich in history with its first settlers discovering the area in 1751. So with Thanksgiving upon us, we thought it only fitting to take a look at one of the nation’s most historic towns. What we find might surprise you! Tell us which is more you, the Greenbrier-Inspired Splurge or the […]

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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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Historic Salem Homes For Sale

By Amy Puchaty | October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Salem Homes For Sale

Nobody does Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts. And for those who love a good ghost story, in Salem, they’re a plenty. So this week, we take you inside two of the most historic homes on the Salem market. Each offers a storied history and mesmerizing architecture, with interiors that will transport you back in time. […]

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Southport, North Carolina Historic Home is Also a Movie Star

By Bethany Erickson | October 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Southport, North Carolina Historic Home is Also a Movie Star

The city of Southport, North Carolina, has been a spot for exploration since the 1500s when the Spanish landed and poked around. By the 1700s, it was founded as Smithville, after Revolutionary War colonel Benjamin Smith, who was also later governor of North Carolina. In the late 1800s, in a bid to become a major shipping […]

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