November 2005

Unknown Kindness

by Josh on November 26, 2005 · 0 comments

in Journal

We spent Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday out of town with family. We returned today expecting to shovel the 3? of snow that fell in our absence. What a treat is was to drive up this noon and see that all the sidewalk and stairs on our corner lot had already been cleared. That’s a lot […]

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Bungalow 23: Then and Now

by Josh on November 24, 2005 · 1 comment

in House History,Journal

As I wrote a couple days ago, Ms. J, daughter of the original owners of Bungalow ‘23, sent me some pictures of the house from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. I’m including some photos taken yesterday to show some of the physical changes to the house over the past 70 years. Changes I’ve spotted […]

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Mail from Ms. J

by Josh on November 22, 2005 · 2 comments

in House History,Journal

A full blog entry will have to wait until I’m done working, but I can’t contain my excitement until then. Ms. J, second daughter of the original owner of Bungalow ‘23, has sent me a letter and a dozen photos from her baby book that include views of the house. The pictures are amazing! I […]

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Conversation with Ms. J

by Josh on November 21, 2005 · 1 comment

in House History,Journal

From my recent trips to the library to research the house history I have the obituary for the original owner of Bungalow ‘23. The obituary was helpful to add some details to the biography of this person about which I knew very little, but it didn’t tell me anything about the house or how the […]

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Layout Update

by Josh on November 20, 2005 · 0 comments

in Journal

I’ve finally updated the blog to the 3-column layout I’ve been planning for a while. This change should make the blog information more accessible by removing some of the drop-down boxes and scrolling of the previous layout. I’ve still got to work out the links to the Bungalow Resources and the Guestbook, so look for them […]

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Craigslist Chicago Salvage

by Josh on November 17, 2005 · 2 comments

in Deals

Bulldozing bungalow bargains! Craigslist Chicago has a posting about a craftsman bungalow slated for demolition. All the architectural parts are for sale including ceiling beams, bookcases, doors, windows, and a beautiful built-in buffet. Lots of great old wood here, people. If you need house parts in Chicagoland, get thee to Craigslist.

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I continue to make progress stripping paint from the brick fireplace. In past posts, I have written about the general process I am following, which you can read about here, here, and here. Today I want to narrow the focus a bit to show what I am doing on a brick-by-brick basis. I am working […]

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Scouring Secondary Sources

by Josh on November 17, 2005 · 0 comments

in House History,Journal

Over the past weeks I have spent some time in the central library and city records office researching the history of this house. My goals were: To find architect information, floorplans and photos of the house from the time the house was built To fill in gaps in the chronology of residents and get some […]

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Bizarre

by Josh on November 15, 2005 · 2 comments

in Journal

The layout problem now appears fixed. Weird.

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Hosed by Blog Host

by Josh on November 15, 2005 · 0 comments

in Journal

Sorry everyone! I just discovered some mysterious changes that have crushed my blog layout. Banner: gone Sidebar links: gone Two-column layout: gone Login: gone It also appears that some of my content has gotten replaced by content from another blog called “Library Links.” I’m going to get to the bottom of this as soon as […]

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