Michael Horne
House Confidential

A Cottage of Curiosities

How old or who designed it is unknown; and why the peculiar shared wall?

By - Sep 8th, 2017 03:21 pm
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6 thoughts on “House Confidential: A Cottage of Curiosities”

  1. Kathy Sahagian says:


  2. Michael Berge says:

    “Thus wired, Mrs. Miakowski…”😅

  3. Molly O says:

    A lovely piece of the past.

  4. Gen says:

    This home, indeed, looks very similar to my childhood home in Tosa — built about 1870.

    I was reminded of that childhood home, too, by the descriptions of the improvements, as I well remember when we still had coal delivered until the mi-1950s, and later had to,have more electrical outlets, too.

    And we also had a fiirst-floor “powder room” next to the kitchen, already installed when we moved there. We found out what that room had been, when previous owners visited. My father always chuckled in telling the tale of hearing one say to another, with a bit of a Milwaukee accent, “they put a terlet in the pantry!”

  5. Caroline says:

    Love your articles. My home is just west of this past the polish flats. I often thought the history of our home may be a bit off. Thanks for digging deeper in the research; makes me think I should do the same.

  6. Cindy Belanger says:

    Interesting article. My husband and I looked at this house when it was for sale in 1976. He didn’t like the idea of the houses being connected, so we bought a house on Oakland Ave further north in 1978. Always wondered why these houses were connected. The prices sure have gone up since then.

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