Monday, November 9, 2009
Celebrating 150 Years
Although we originally thought the buildings had been built in the 1870s, we are piecing together information that suggests they are much older, most likely built in the 1850s. A couple of neighbors, known for their intense interest in OTR history, suggested that there were definitely buildings on our property in the 1850s. We weren't sure if they were the buildings that are still present until this past weekend when we discovered a name and year carved into a windowsill. While pressure washing and scraping in preparation for painting, we found the name "Phill Adolphe" and the year "1860" carved into a windowsill on the back building. Could it be that our buildings are celebrating their 150th birthday?!