What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Discovered in Your House?
While re-insulating the attic of our house earlier this year, the automobile ad fragment above was discovered. It was originally attached to one of the outer walls, being held on with some of the tar that covered the bricks. Needless to say, it has been through a lot — exposed to heat, cold, and paper eating insects.
After doing some digging, I was able to find the original ad (image below). What I find particularly interesting is that the ad dates to 1916, the year my house was built. Taking into consideration that my row of homes was the first complete row in Park View to include attached garages, it additionally emphasizes the increasing impact that automobiles were having on society at the time.
Considering that many of us live in homes that have already seen a couple of generations pass before us, what’s the most interesting thing you’ve found that was left from a previous time or owner?Random Observations comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.