Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Good Friends, Civil War Soldiers and A Murderer

Did that title get your attention??

I am one of 5 friends who get together regularly to sew, shop hop and have fun. Sometimes we do little retreats and sometimes we meet at each other's homes for a day of sewing, food and talk. This past Sunday 3 of us made it through the nasty weather for just such a day at Ann's house.

Her house has a lot of interesting history. It was built prior to the Civil War by a well known family in Boone County. There were once slave quarters on the property. Beams from the slave cabins were salvaged and now are on the ceiling in the kitchen.
When you enter the front door you are greeted by this gorgeous curving staircase.
This is the front door. The stain glass is awesome. It was a very snowy, dreery day so the photo doesn't do it justice.
This is the wall in the dining room. The fireplace is surrounded in gorgeous carved wood. The house is really wonderful. Wondering about the rest of the title?? Well, during the Civil War, the house was taken over by a troop of soldiers and used as a temporary headquarters. And as for the murderer,,, sometime and I am uncertain of the time, maybe 1960s. There was a man who owned the house and ground. It was found that he would employ migrant workers to work on the farm and then he killed them. How do like that for a history? If walls could talk, huh?
It was a great day. Good company and lots of sewing.

12 comments:

  1. You got my attention. Surely must be a ghost or two in that house.

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  2. How interesting!!! I love old houses and it would be pretty neat if walls could talk...I love that show too!

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  3. Love that staircase! But what a story! Yikes! ;-)

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  4. That wasnt all that long ago either...could be a ghost or two I reckon :) It looks fabulous tho :) I could handle having a house like that .Hugs Vicki

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  5. Oh yes...you captured my attention with this post!

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  6. It is a beautiful house, but after you mentioned the murder story I'm not sure I'd want to live there! Yikes!!!

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  7. I sure stopped at your title.
    What a beautiful house to sew with friends. Looks like you were busy at the table.

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  8. That's a gorgeous house! Love all of the wood too. chilling story:
    I guess he killed the workers so he wouldn't have to pay them.

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  9. What a cool house! The staircase is amazing. Sounds like a fun time!

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  10. I love old homes like these. I made a similar post on my blog about, if walls could talk.
    Beautiful photos!

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  11. yes, got my attention also. love old houses and history, would not mind living in a house like that.
    stained glass beautiful wood panelling, and that stair case, just beautiful.

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  12. great, fun post. I love to hear what other quilt friends do together - it's so nice when we can get together and share.

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