If one remembers from the last post, it was an architects house so it had a lot of "modern" features for that time. The poured foundation was one of them. My mom didn't get a picture of that? Hmm, I think I should have been in charge of documenting. It was very interesting to see how primitive it looked compared to today's poured foundation but it had worked (probably better than today's) and the house was still very straight.The chimney in the kitchen was kind of ugly. (she didn't get a picture of that either?) as the stove fit right inside so the stove pipe would have been right inside and it had 2 little glass block windows.
The final kicker to why they probably won't be moving in: The walls and ceilings are all cardboard! My parents had this in their basement and servant quarters so we know this was used in the early 1900's. But in the entire house? and I thought my house was cold/hot prior to insulating! We went back to the architect using modern materials. He must have thought this was great. Slap it up and put up the wallpaper. No need for lathing or waiting for plaster to dry! However, this can not be up to code as we also know (from my dad's test when they first moved to their house) it is definitely not fire resistant. The daunting task of removing it all and putting up plaster board did not appeal to my parents nor did the idea of paying someone. I tried to get them to look at the bright side. It would be easy to fix pipes and wiring!
Lets see what my mom took pictures of anyways: