Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Artifacts

One of the interesting aspects of renovating an older home, is what you find when you tear it apart!
For instance, the walls of this home were filled with all sorts of "insulating" material. Such as newspapers from the 30s.

Note the warning on this page: apparently Italy was arming in the 30s, who knew?!?


I know I showed this picture earlier, but sawdust. Really?
Apparently the builder of this house liked potatoes. Or like stealing sacks from Elmer Hansen. One or the other.
Most of the insulating material was from the 30s, and it was pretty concentrated in the back portion of the house, which makes me think the back porch was originally enclosed during this time. Which makes sense given the type of construction used.

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