Wednesday, June 16, 2010

reVitalized Victorians

We spent today in Cripple Creek. There are four 1880 something Victorian houses that the town gave to Habitat. They were moved to make way for a new casino. Habitat has been working on them for close to five years and our group is trying to finish the touch up work. The historical society wanted them saved because they were just a few of the homes that had survived two fires that nearly destroyed the town.

The houses were moved up the mountain, gutted, straightened and additions made to make them large enough for a modern family. I was told that at least one of them was leaning and you could see daylight through it.

I learned to apply a stucco finish that I might like to use on the foundation walls of my own house. (This is not me, please don't tell her I used her picture!)

I took my camera today, but left the memory card in the card reader. These were taken with a point & shoot. I hope to get better pictures tomorrow.


Aunt Dinah said...

Looks like you're having a great time, fun and fulfilling all at the same time. Thanks for all the interesting photos.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those are some cute old houses..just my style with the gingerbread trim on the front and a is great that they could be saved! :)

Pamela said...

I HATE IT when I take a camera and discover that the memory card is still at home in the reader.

ha ha.

Love the old houses.

I Followed Far side over here (: