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shebbear2000

01:11PM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 07/19/07
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Below is a link to two photos I have taken in my recently-purchased "fixer-upper." It is a small, wood-framed house in South Texas. Based on these photos (of a door and the surrounding woodwork), how old might this house be?

http://kennedy.cartama.net/Doors.htm

Thanks!

appleimac

03:15AM | 10/20/07
Member Since: 10/19/07
2 lifetime posts
I am trying to buy a house in Missouri, date was shown as 1957, which doesn't seem right to myself or the real estate agent. My house also has doorknobs with keyholes like yours (as I remember in grandmothers old house) - and has a capped cistern in back - which was used before the area had public water lines. My house is located in Jefferson county. I have tried to find online when door locks like these stopped being put in houses. I also noted solid wood interior doors.

Billhart

04:55AM | 10/20/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Try looking at the inside of the toliet tank or lid. They often have the month/year stamped in them if they are orginal.

Also the bottom of any orginal sinks or bath basins.

The tax assesor office will usually have that information and in some counties it is online.

Allison1888

05:36PM | 03/25/08
Member Since: 03/24/08
62 lifetime posts
It would help to see more of the interior --molding, lighting, etc., but I would guess around 1920.
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