This Second Empire townhouse in Lafayette Square was built in 1877 for steamboat captain Horace Bixby. Bixby was a friend of Mark Twain, and in 1857, he offered to teach him how to pilot a steamboat for $500. By the outbreak of the Civil War, only $300 had been paid, but both men agreed to cancel the debt. Bixby became a captain of the USS Benton during the Civil War, and fought for the Union. He continued to pilot steamboats following the war, and kept in contact with Mark Twain, who became a well known author. Bixby settled in Lafayette Square in 1877, and lived in this Second Empire house for a number of years, before eventually moving to Maplewood, where he died in 1912. The house lost its original mansard roof in the 1896 tornado, but it was restored in 1976 during the period of restoration in Lafayette Square. Today the house stands as one of five townhouses in a row along Mississippi Ave, all of which have been restored. #mansardmonday#lafayettesquare#stlhistoryandarchitecture#victorianhouse#stlouis#marktwain#historichomes#archi_ologie#explorestlouis#townhouse
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Rhinebeck 1860's Village Jewel, $1,350,000.00.
3-4 Beds 3.5 Baths 8 Total Rooms
2578 sf .387 acre 2 Car Garage
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I wonder who wore this dress and where they went...
Found this 1940's beauty on @luxievintage's site! 🥀
I waaaaant that...💜💞🤤 Eeep...isn't this the most amazing Victorian gingerbread house? If I lived there, seriously, I'd never leave. The outside world would literally never see my face again. I'd have a writing studio, spend my evenings on one of the balconies (looks like I'd have a choice according to my mood. Wine? Tea? Hot fudge sundae?) Ok...reality check...duh...its not my house, but I can certainly allow my imagination to roam the halls and conjure up all manner of romantic, funny, kooky, and maybe even spoooooky happenings...time to get to work. 🤓📚❤
You’re a funny lot. Today’s messages went nuts over a peak at our 60s hallway carpet. You seem to love this carpet more than a finished room we show...
So, here you go, in her full retro, slightly knackered look. Including some rather fetching-probably illegal now- metal spindles. Enjoy. You weirdos!
Evening guys! ✨
I haven’t posted at this time for a while but I’ve had a shuffle of rugs in here so took a snap whilst it was tidy! 😂The other side is still a tip with toddler paraphernalia everywhere! 🤦🏼♀️
Being lawyers, husband and I are pretty risk averse so we won’t be eating in restaurants or going to the pub any time soon (not that we ever did go to the pub anyway since becoming parents...). We haven’t even had takeaway since early March 😫 As much as I’d love a biryani right now, the thought of falling sick with two toddlers to look after fills me with dread. So we’re going to stick to being cautious for a little bit longer (with one exception - nothing is going to stop me getting my hair cut and coloured in a couple of weeks! 💇♀️). I feel bad for the boys though - this photo captures it perfectly - both of them fed up of being home and whinging to go to the seaside this morning... Well, mama is a sucker so we’re going to drive to Margate and see how busy it is, a walk on the beach would do us some good and hopefully the drizzle will mean it’s quiet today 🤞🏻 Hope you all have a lovely, socially distanced and safe Saturday!!