An Excerpt from Porchscapes:
"A Nineteenth-century House"
This was home to Miss Elizabeth Merwin for about sixty years. After her death in 1999, Joe and Marianna Hollinshed purchased the house, began their research and developed a plan to restore the house as close as possible to the structure built in 1848. Due to rot and termite damage, the back portion of the house had to be completely reconstructed, which included bulldozing the ell portion of the house that once contained a second kitchen, a bathroom and an entry to the back yard. The reconstruction was recessed a foot to note a more recent addition . . .
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