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Ever since we bought the Schoolhouse we’ve been collecting little bits of information. We know it was built in 1890. We know it was decommissioned in 1942, when the first private owner bought it. We wondered why it was built up on a hillside when the town (such as it is) is down below, but […]

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This week marks our two-year anniversary of buying the Schoolhouse. Even though we both can vividly recall our first day there, when we started ripping the ivy off the Library unit, we still can’t believe it. What is “it”? Pretty much anything and everything you can think of, for example: We can’t believe we found […]

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Before & after photographs fascinate me. Part of my fascination stems from the research I did for my book Venus Envy: A History of Plastic Surgery. The before and after photo is the defining narrative of this medical specialty and in fact of much of twentieth century America, and therefore endlessly interesting and revealing. Now, […]

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The Library is behind the Schoolhouse. It’s a one bedroom, one bath cottage built sometime in the mid twentieth century. When we bought the property, it was configured strangely inside and was painted two shades of puce pink. We didn’t want to put a lot of money into it, but we wanted it to be […]

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