Sunday, September 5, 2010

House History - Sentimental Sunday No. 53

 
Our home was built in 1946.  It was the first home in this area.  The man that owned and built the home was Mr. Colgan.  He owned all the property around his home.  We are only the fourth owners of the house - and we've been fortunate to meet someone from each of the families that lived here previously. 
We both fell in love with this house when we walked through it the first time.  I love that I've met the people that lived here before.  It feels "full circle" to me - and I respect the history of our home.  The families that came before us laughed and loved here - and it makes me happy to continue that celebration in this house we call home.
When we remodeled our bathroom last year, we replaced the original tub.  After it was removed we discovered the bottle above with the note wrapped around it.  It had been placed under the tub as a 'time capsule', if you will.  F.P. Colgan owned and built the house in 1946.  "Porter Plasterer" is significant because Porter is my maiden name.  So, it was kismet - destiny - meant to be - that we should own this home and continue the tradition of love and laughter and happiness under this roof.

7 comments:

Kim said...

That is amazing ~ I love full circle connections!

scott and vikki said...

that is so cool! nice little treasure and a story to share.. hmm i wonder if you are related to him :)

Patty said...

What a great story. So nice you found something like that.

Columbo said...

Irony is that the Porter note looks an awful like Cindy's dad's writing (John Porter). This house is built like a fortress, being that F. P. Colgan owned a lumber mill. It was cool that he left his legacy hidden under the bathtub. Awesome!

Megan said...

How fun is that!

5Youngers said...

I love that... what an amazing thing to find.

Laura said...

That is SO COOL!!

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