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  1. cheryl

    Just saw this on Facebook — what a project you’re undertaking and what an amazing home you have! I know it’s been years since you took care of my dad, but I’m still grateful for all you did for him, and it’s so lovely to see the wonderful things that have happened in your life. I’m going to start following this so I can see how things unfold!

    • Cheryl! Thank you so much for this. The house will certainly be an adventure, I am glad you’ll be following. It’s funny, I was just thinking of your dad a couple weeks ago – I’ll shoot you a quick message on Facebook. So nice to hear from you 🙂

  2. Bob Albert

    My guess on the “headboard” is that the posts are part of the original exterior wall and the space behind including the closets is the top of the first “lean-to” addition. The posts are structural and had to stay, so putting the wood up to make the headboard/divider was pretty practical. So much great original bones to the house! The wide pine floors are a treasure.
    Thank you for sharing your progress.

    • There are so many theories about this “headboard”! I adore it no matter what the origin; although, we have heard what you said, and also that it may have been part of a bar or tavern, also that it may have even been added even much later, perhaps when Robert Porter did a ton of renovations in the 1930s-50s. It’s so hard to find out for sure! Regardless, it stays for as long as we are living here!

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