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    Posted 13 years ago

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    It was finally nice enough to do a little pick in the back yard. Found these guys that are in need of some TLC. The summer house is original to the farmstead that was once on the property. I love the dove tail construction!

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    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 13 years ago
      This is in Brainerd?
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      So why did you tear down the building or did you move it. If those walls could of only talked. Alot of stories in those walls.
    3. vintagemad vintagemad, 13 years ago
      This building is in my back yard, I think it was a summer house. We use it to store stuff that cant fit in our house any more. That's why I came across the clocks, cleaning out all the things left by the previous owners. We have 3 original buildings and the silo of what used to be a farm. I cant wait for the thaw so I can show you guys some of the stuff in the old dump!
      Officialfuel please don't say such hurtful things, lol. I could never allow a piece of history like this to be torn down. I will say it needs some major restoration as well as the other buildings. The walls talk, but its the land that has the most to say! Thanks for looking.
    4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 13 years ago
      So cool!
    5. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      Thanks vintagemad, I look forward to more pictures when the weather gets better. I love silos. I have always wanted a silo with a platform in the top with a telescope to look at the stars. Sounds great. Have a great day! :-)
    6. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 13 years ago
      You can see in the enlarged picture of pic three that this building did not have electricity when it was built. The fascia board (the main board running like an upside down "V" on the front, has the insulators that were added later "after the fact" when electric was finally available in this area. There looks to be a white one on the upper left fascia about 5-6 feet down the rake from the top peak and 5 that are darker in color on the right side, starting at the top and spaced evenly down the rake with the bottom one being about 5-6 feet, down the right rake. My old house I restored had these same type insulators that 1st became available in the mid 19-teens. Very cool old building. The way the roofing material overlaps and almost looks as if it was melting over the edges is also very old roof application techniques. This was done to help the rain and melting snow stay off the wood, thus preventing wood rot. This may be as old as being only the second roof ever on this building, which with the steepness of the 9/12 pitched roof, it would have lasted maybe as much as 30-40 years with this second roof having been put on in possibly the 1930's. I love the whole thing. It "reeks" old vintage construction. This would be a nice project to restore. I would guess from the looks, and from what I can see, it was built well before 1900 and these buildings that were in the rear, were usually called "The carriage house" as this was where they kept the buggy and all the harness material for the horse/horses, and misc tools, before the family had a car or truck. This building is too cool for sure.

      And the "Felix the cat" black clock (and maybe the pink one as well) is the style from the early to mid 50's or older. My best friends family had a black one that hung in their kitchen, that had a black tail that came out of the bottom just like the pink cat, and the eyes and the tail went back and forth as the clock said "tick tock". I can still remember that cat's eyes looking left and right and left and right 24/7. Wow, I haven't seen one of those is a long long time. Very "vintage" vintagemad. Great post. Thanks for sharing.
    7. vintagemad vintagemad, 13 years ago
      Thanks guys! I call it the summer house only because my stepfathers parents had a farm and a building similar to this and that's what they called it. As far as it being a carriage house the door in the picture is the only one. I think what I call the stable is or was the carriage house. Thanks for all the info bahamaboy, I look forward to hearing what you think of the others.
    8. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 11 years ago
      Nice clocks! A big year for these was 1967. Great finds!

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