Old Houses

When you think of an old house, what do you think about? Do you think about a haunted house, or do you think about your grandparents’ house, back when you are a little kid? What sort of furniture and other objects to that old house have in it? Did they have outdoor rocking chairs? Did they have cast iron baseboard radiators? What else did they have? There are so many different things that people find in old houses, that if you ever get a chance, you can go looking for one and, just to see what is inside.

Depending on where in the country you live, there are sometimes old houses that have been renovated for use as museums. If you live in the Eastern United States, you can find old houses from the Puritan era, back when people wore thanksgiving clothes. If you live in the Western United States, you can find old houses from the pioneer days, back when people were bonnets. There are many different types of old houses. There were old houses built back before construction rules were set up, and then there are old houses that were built in the fifties, sixties, and seventies that only look old because building styles of changed.

Old houses are more common along the East Coast, because people have been there longer. While they can still be found along the west coast and in the Middle United States, but they’re more difficult to find, making finding them a bit more of a quest than a simple exercise an appreciation of your locality. If you’re new to moving to an area, that can be a great ‘get to know the area’ exercise, which can be useful for knowing where addresses and other things like that are.