5/26/06 – Blueprints & Bars of Silver

May 26, 2006 at 6:47 pm (732 Walnut Updates)

Old house owners dream of finding treasure in the walls.  You never know what you might uncover; a letter, old newspaper, evidence of changes to the house or even a lucky shoe.  Sometimes previous owners hide valuables in the walls.  Doyle, the previous owner, believes his wife hid bars of silver somewhere in the house.  Doyle thinks she may have traded the silver for diamonds, so we've been sifting through the rubble in hopes of making a valuable discovery.
 
Original blueprints to a house built in 1872 would also be a tremendous find.  As I was peeling off layers of wallpaper, hidden doors and lath and plaster in the North Bedroom, I stumbled upon a long tube and an older, weathered roll of paper leaning next to the tube.   I got chills. 
 
Kate was on her way over for a visit so I made sure NOT to look inside the tube or unroll the paper so she could make the discovery.  With the digital camera snapping up picture The Tubeafter picture, we "discovered" that what we found were not blueprints, but rather a print of a ship painting.  The weathered roll of paper The Paintingturned out to be a wallpaper sample.  Both are very old — perhaps 100+ years, but our hopes were high for blueprints. Bummer.
 
WallpaperThe search continues for Blueprints and Bars of Silver! 

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