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Then & Now

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 19 May 2014 in Architecture.

A few weeks ago I went on a "girl trip" to Buffalo Gap, Texas, with long time college friends. We stayed in the 1879 Reddell House which is the oldest house in the Abilene area still in its original location. Its renovation was finished in the fall of 2011. Originally referred to as the Boone House, the structure earned its new name when renovation crews discovered a postcard lodged behind the fireplace mantle revealing that the original family to live in the house were the Reddells.

We enjoyed the cozy ambiance of the original building, with its wood floors, high ceilings, old-style furnishings, and narrow staircase — combined with all modern amenities.

In the museum across the road, we found a painting of how the house must have looked "back in the day".

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fascinating posting - the images are so similar and yet so different. I was about to say shame they did not put the little spikes on the gables but I see they are there in pale color !

19 May 2014 6:52am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle restauration!! amitiés

19 May 2014 7:23am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The first one reminds me this very good movie of Hitchock "Psychosis"

19 May 2014 7:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Slightly romanticised methinks :) Nicely done

19 May 2014 11:19am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Love those old places, would love to see more of them restored:)

19 May 2014 12:18pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect art !

19 May 2014 12:45pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture ! Have a nice day. :)

19 May 2014 2:04pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely juxtaposition of the two versions:))))

19 May 2014 3:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Géniale compo et vue quelle double maison très beau travail et bien vu

19 May 2014 4:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like seeing the painting along with the current image - lovely place

19 May 2014 5:22pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Fabulous history and no satellite dish to be seen anywhere!

19 May 2014 7:14pm

Patrick M. from France, France

Just beautiful composition, a vision realized

19 May 2014 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful old house. Quite a contrast between then and now.

19 May 2014 8:12pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Fort bien restaurée, une très jolie maison!

19 May 2014 9:13pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Nice composition and great memories, Barbara ;-) To tell the truth... I'd prefer the charming old house :)

19 May 2014 9:16pm

Langevine from Angers, France

bien dessiné

20 May 2014 6:42am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I really like this presentation ... what was ... and is. ;D

24 May 2014 8:28pm