Delaware County, Pennsylvania Real Estate Blog: Pennsylvania: Bridgeport

If Houses Could Talk

Recently we have been showing houses that are over a hundred years old in Norristown, the county seat of Montgomery County.  Many houses are 3 story rows or twins with unfinished basements and many still have the original trim work hand crafted those many years ago.

Norristown PA HousesWhen I am in these houses I wish I could hear their stories.  I wish the houses could talk about the early days when knob and tube was the only means of transmitting electricity through a house, when those small narrow closets held only a few bits of clothing and when a coal bin had regular deliveries of coal.  I wish the house could explain why there is a patch in the hardwood floor, and what happened to that side window that is bricked in? Whose idea was it to remove the vestibule and when?

Much has changed in a hundred years and I value the fact that many older houses continue to be homes for present day families.

I grew up in a house that was built in the 1850's across the river from Norristown, and visiting these old houses in Norristown brings back the memories of times gone by.  It reminds me of my saying goodbye to my parents home after both my parents were gone.  That house was such a part of my family's story, as houses/dwellings are with every family, that when I enter older houses I wish the houses could tell their unique story.

(Written by Gloria)

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsGloria Todor • June 20 2014 09:12PM
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