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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Guess the year built - mendelman history lesson

    What year was this house built?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    What year was this house built?

    Good one. 1908?
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    Got the look of Alpena, MI. Looks like it's probably got a Michigan basement...gonna say pre-WW1...1914
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    Looks like there might have been more details on the original. I agree with the pre-WWI assessment. I'll go with 1910.
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    Hard to see the foundation, but based on the details, I am going to say 1899.

    (We have the same 2/3rds windows and the same pediment top on ours, and it is from 1890)
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    1901 - just because
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    I like the 1900s... so let's go with 1900.
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    She's a Queen Anne style Victorian so I'm going with 1891.
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    I'll go with 1921.

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    This is one of those that everyone's (or most at least) will be given a margin of error, but specifically Planit is close enough...built in 1903.

    Late Victorian built (as Maister indicated) in the small city of Alpena, MI in northeastern Lower Michigan. This was my family's house while I was in high school though my parent's sold it in 1997 for $45,000 profit. My room was the front second floor room with the double set of windows.
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    I could say that it was rebuilt after a fire reduced the original to just the basement walls in 2008, but my first instinct was that it is still the original structure that was built in 1890.



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