My sister recently bought a historic landmark, the Boutell-Hathorn House, also once known as Wheelgate Farm. It was built in 1737 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. There is a brief article on it here.
With my sister always wanting to own a farm and have a horse, and her husband being a history teacher, this is just the perfect place for them to live! Its a good thing she and her husband aren’t very tall though, the ceilings are so low I’m not sure my husband would comfortable fit lol! But it’s very charming and I finally got the grand tour, which included their 4-seater outhouse, yes outhouse 🙂
They have renovated the barn to accommodate her horse and another horse, as well as a tack room. There is a hayloft and even a 3rd story that used to house chickens. Crazy, but all really cool.
There were some interesting things in there, for sure. During some renovations, they found a cobbler’s table and an old shoe. Also in the shed connected to the barn was some old slaughtering equipment and the signature of someone carved into a wall.
Overall really fun (even though I woke up one night to strange noises and had a nightmare that there were ghosts in my bedroom…) and they have already done so much to the house and yard, I can’t wait to see what else they do with it!