Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A House is Worth a Million Words

A house is sometimes worth a million words, don't you think? It can tell a lot about the people who live there (if you want to glean what our house says about us, take a tour here) or even about the town or time in which it was built. 
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of this house, built in the 1920s in Atlanta while we were in ATL this past weekend. (Read more about that here and here.)I have a much easier time learning history through actual story, and this family had an interesting one! They had this house built after two house fires in their downtown house. Guess how much they paid for it...
$102,000
Yep. I guess it was a lot of money then, but it still seems a little low to me! This house (and the 28 acres, farm, and 6-car garage) was given to the Atlanta Historical society when the owner died. All of her original furnishings are pretty much exactly where she left them, even though the historical society extensively renovated the house (and added AC, thank goodness!). And how much is this little beauty worth now?
About 12 million.
I'm definitely thankful for our home and what it says about us (yes, even the coloring on the walls, when I think about it), but I'm glad to walk through something a little more glamorous now and then.
Also linked to Works for Me Wednesday


9 comments:

  1. This is quite a home. I can't imagine how pretty it is inside.

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  2. I would love to take a tour of a place like that! Wouldn't it be great to have a time machine so the money you have NOW could be used to purchase some fabulous place THEN? Ha ha, I can dream!

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  3. What a beautiful home. And yes, if only homes could talk. haha. I, too, am grateful for our home. Thanks for linkin up for WW!

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  4. I love tours of old homes! Thanks for a great reminder to be thankful for our own homes, with all of their special markings and all!!

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  5. WOW!!! I'd love to take a stroll through that place. :) Thanks so much for the visit!

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  6. Wow! That is gorgeous! When we lived north of ATL we took the time to explore a lot of the N. GA mountain area. Just gorgeous and so much history!

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  7. Beautiful! I went to a museum last weekend that this vaguely reminds me of.

    Sheri

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  8. i lived in atlanta a long time ago and i just loved houses like this one!

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  9. Gorgeous. I love touring big, old houses. It's inspiring AND satisfies my nosey... er ...curious nature.

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