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Historical Shelters

Louisville History You Can’t Afford To Miss In Cherokee Gardens

By Amy Puchaty | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Louisville, Kentucky is a city rich in history. And it’s home to some of the most stunning historical estates. So this week, we highlight two of historic gems you can’t afford to miss. Which would you choose, the Stunning Splurge or Stylish Steal? Both offer historic architecture and charm in a perfect package.

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Greek Revival Transformed Into Thoroughly Modern Old Charleston Single

By Bethany Erickson | January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Historic Galewood Tudor Is Sweet Home, Chicago

By Bethany Erickson | December 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Galewood Tudor Is Sweet Home, Chicago

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 | Comments Off on Gorgeous Montclair Midcentury Modern Has a Thorne-y History

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 | Comments Off on You Could Own Your Own Historic Spanish Castle

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 | Comments Off on Canton, Massachusetts Homesite Saw Creation of New Country

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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