When I bought my old historic home in 1998, I named her Mamie. To celebrate her 112th birthday, Mamie got “jewelry” for her dining room: leaded glass panels made by a local artisan and friend. (Thank you Cliff Kennedy for your amazing work). Mamie also got her kitchen updated and had her interior repainted. I love this old girl so much. She’s not perfect, but she’s perfect for me.
For those who love rehabbing, I’ve included photos of Mamie’s deplorable condition back in the early 1980s (they’re at the bottom of this post).
Happy Birthday, Mamie!
The photos below reveal how Mamie was nearly destroyed by neglect before this historic district was rescued.