Braddock House Medford, NJ

Was at the J.S. Braddock house on Main St in Medford this morning. While sitting out front waiting for paperwork, I snapped these shot of a feature on this building I never noticed before. I wonder what iron furnace made these? I would like to say that Atsion Furnace and Forge had something to do with it. Next time you drive by, have a look. There are two, one on each side of the building. Lets see what the afternoon holds, maybe another historic old house…?

Original downspout to J.S. Braddock Ins. Agency building
Original downspout to J.S. Braddock Ins. Agency building
J.S. Braddock Ins. Agency Main St. Medford
J.S. Braddock Ins. Agency Main St. Medford
RHS of Braddock House showing position of gutters.
RHS of Braddock House showing position of gutters.

Thanks for clicking. Take a moment to look at the history that surrounds us each and every day. Have a good day, folks.

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William and Susan Evans House, Evesham Twp

One of the historic places I get to work in IMG_20150325_090906IMG_20150325_153055IMG_20150325_085609IMG_20150325_154130From the exterior to the interior. I was not given permission to photograph the living spaces so the basement is featured here. The radiator is located in dining area. Note the 190+ year old pine floor planks.

Mortise and tenon joint in basement. 1822 section
Mortise and tenon joint in basement. 1822 section
Plaster collapse, exposing a previously exterior wall now an interior wall separating the oldest section of house to late 19th century addition
Plaster collapse, exposing a previously exterior wall now an interior wall separating the oldest section of house to late 19th century addition
Large kitchen in 1822 section of house.
Large kitchen in 1822 section of house.
Basement door leading from 1822 section to late 19th century addition
Basement door leading from 1822 section to late 19th century addition
Looking through oldest section of basement. Foundation can be traced back to 1694.
Looking through oldest section of basement. Foundation can be traced back to 1694.
Misc. pile in basement of Evans House
Misc. pile in basement of Evans House
Turn of century cast iron hot water radiator. Note pine floor planks as well.
Turn of century cast iron hot water radiator. Note pine floor planks as well.

This house as it sits is almost 200 years old. The foundation under the oldest section is over 320 years old. It is always a pleasure to work in these old houses. Hearing the stories from the caretakers, I realize that local history will not die but flourish here. The workers take pride in knowing what kind of history took place here. If not for this house and the people that lived here, our local history would be different.

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