6/15: Attacking the Apartment

June 20, 2006 at 5:09 pm (Articles on the House)

The demolition continues this week as I’ve been tackling the back apartment area.  This part of the house was the last addition (still very old) and has been used as an antiques business — we have the old metal sign “Joss-Dale Antiques.”   Most recently it had been used as an apartment with a separate entrance and its own kitchen.  I removed the kitchen — the metal sink and matching cabinet was dated 1952.  It’s rusty, but pretty cool actually. A couple of closets were added along the way, one in 1952 based on the newspaper they used as insulation to cover up a doorway.  Old Paper

One newspaper I found in the closet has been very well preserved; it’s dated March 11, 1964.  There’s a great advertisement for the NEW 1964 Chevrolet Impala with features such as: cigarette lighter, back-up lights, two speed wipers and a light in the trunk.  All this for just $2,399!

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Week 1 is posted!

May 1, 2006 at 3:51 pm (732 Walnut Updates, Articles on the House)

Check out what we've done so far – read about what happened to the Datsun (I know you've been dying to know!)  Click here, or, click on Week 1 in the right rail!

Also, we've posted "A little bit of history" to bring any of you who are just joining us up to speed on things.

Finally, for those of you who didn't see, we made the front page of the Albany Democrat-Herald!  Click here to see the archived story.

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