The Estate of Things

Grout Cottage: A relic

by Betsy Moyer on July 22, 2013, one comment

During heavy construction, the crew found this August 1910 edition of the New York World. The World was published from 1860 to 1931.
So the house was built in 1895, the paper is dated 1910, let’s do the math. This newspaper has lived in the NC dirt underneath a house for 103 years. How was it not reduced to dust a long time ago.

 

Grout Cottage Status Update

by Betsy Moyer on July 9, 2013, no comments

New outside stairwell will be completed today at Grout Cottage. Finally the dilapidated stairs, the little outhouse thing and shabby arbor are no more. Work was suspended for most of last week because of the holiday. But I’m happy to report that the upstairs apartment has been primed and is ready for the trim out.