Sunday, January 1, 2012

John Crump House - Williamsburg | Before and After Restoration

An 18th century house shown before the turn of the 20th century. I photographed this image from one of my books on Colonial Williamsburg.

The same house after restoration. You have to see the before picture to be able to fully appreciate the after photo, don't you? Such a labor of love.

3 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Wow, quite the restoration! So glad they saved this wonderful old cape house!

ladyhawthorne said...

It's beautiful! You might enjoy this blog:
http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/
One of the writer's has family in Williamsburg and occasionally posts pictures, lately it has been of the Christmas decorations.

Anonymous said...

I can relate to this. Now picture buying the first photo pouring a lot of sweat, money, vacations you didn't take in order to restore it to preserve history. Fast forward now try to sell it. I live in a historical village and it seems some where along the way people now want drywall and pottery barn......the "look" not the real thing. At least that's how it is here. I still love the real thing.

Kathy