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  1. December 21st, 2015 at 15:06 | #1


    Thanks so much for the update. How sad that one of my favorite finds in all of Illinois is now deceased. At least we have a photo of the little Crescent on that main drag in Godfrey.


  2. PJ
    December 22nd, 2015 at 12:53 | #2

    You’ve got a blog post stating there are only eight Magnolias known to exist.

    I’ve seen a few in NJ, but can’t remember the locations of all.

    One is being used by a Florist in NJ, and the house is nicely preserved. I’ve been in there a few times and wouldn’t be surprised if the floors are still original. Here’s their site:

  3. Brie
    December 29th, 2015 at 14:37 | #3

    I am absolutely in love with your work and I was hoping you could tell me more about what you do.

  4. December 29th, 2015 at 17:29 | #4

    Brie, to learn more about what I do, you can read the 947 blogs here. :)

  5. Suzan McCarthy
    December 30th, 2015 at 17:41 | #5

    I just bought a 3 bedroom Lustron home in June to replace my 130 year old home that burned.

    It is growing on me and is a big adjustment to what I had to leave after 30 years.

    Although it is a big adjustment, I am starting to love my little house.

    I always have marched to a different beat. My new home just keeps me doing that.

    The sad thing is that there are so few left. Definitely built to last a very long time.

    The roofer told me that the roof will last at least another 65 years. Good thing because it would cost more than I paid for the house to replace it.

  6. Betty Chumley
    January 26th, 2016 at 05:02 | #6

    Saw this Crescent in West Dundee and thought of you! Nice original light fixtures and kitchen cabinets.

  7. Jim Pinfold
    January 29th, 2016 at 07:26 | #7

    Saying goodbye to a largely original Sears home in Maine. I thought this might amuse you.

    I have been back and forth with a potential real estate agent in Portland about how to sell my “Vallonia” with original flooring, original doors, etc.

    He thinks the idea of marketing it as a 1920s kit house only appeals to, how did he put it, “a rather circumscribed audience.”

    I wondered what your devoted readers think?

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