Originally Posted by 4crazycats
The earliest records of this house was in 1900. So its at least 107 years old.
So its really old and small. One of the first houses in this neighborhood.
We sold our old house last year and we couldn't find records of the actual house prior to 1902 - the land deeds went back to 1847. When we sold it, the realtor looked up the historic tax records for the house and found out it had been built in 1884. This was in Missouri. Go to the county tax department and do some digging there!!
The only thing we found that was old were things around the farm. Old pieces of metal from pots, the barn walls were stamped with "Hallmark" (Hallmark made wood products back then) and not much else. I even had someone come over with a geiger counter one day to check for old items. The area did have a civil war battle and we did find this old metal ball that we thought could be a cannonball, but we were never sure about it.
My current house was built in 1972 and we still have remnants of harvest gold and brown marble in it!