April 24, 2008

Painters Signed Our Attic Nearly 100 Years Ago


After removing some foam board in our attic, I discovered these ancient writings.



It reads: "Painters - Bud Stockwell - Mich - February 7, 1913 - Carl P Symon"


In another place they signed again. This one reads: "Big Fire - October 31, 1912 - at Bunglow" I believe it says "bunglow" although mispelled. This is very interesting as the attic required quite a bit of work do to a massive fire sometime in its past. If indeed the fire did occur in 1912, it's amazing that the place didn't just burn to the ground given the scale and damage that is seen in the attic. Doesn't seem like the fire pump trucks would have had enough power back then to blast much water. I wonder if lightening caused the fire and rain helped to extinguish the fire. Hmmm?


Bud had to sign just one more time.


Oops. Carl forgot how to spell his name.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Voices from the past. Just wonderful.

DYSB said...

That's pretty cool. My wife and I signed the studs in an upstairs sun porch we just reworked. Someone will likely find it down the road.

Although, if they do, then I had better not find out about it. It would mean they would be tearing up our work!

But hey, I guess that's all part of the fun.

Anyway, cool house! Looks like you're keeping yourselves busy.

Jenni said...

That is pretty cool! Have you "googled" them?