Kaitlin O’Shea, editor,preservationinpink [at] gmail [dot] com


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  1. Rick says:

    Anxiously awaiting your book. I spent some of my most memorable summer days as a guest at Overhills during recent/last years, and wish I could return to reminisce and perhaps help the restoration movement…

  2. preservationinpink says:

    I would love to hear you recollections of Overhills! Contact me anytime or give Fort Bragg Cultural Resources a call!

  3. Mike says:

    in your July 2008 posting you stated:
    One week later, I’m still thinking about these buildings and still wondering who the Davis Brothers were. Preliminary internet research looking for the Davis Brothers or B.F. Davis near Centenary, SC has yielded no results. The records are likely in the Marion County Courthouse and just not digitized yet. I would like to know if they were part of a family business, the nearby railroad, or the main street of a small rural community. I don’t know if these buildings are related to the houses nearby or with which community they were historically associated. Information would make this find all the more meaningful, but for now it will have to stay in the collection of roadside mysteries. I hope somebody knows the stories to these buildings; they must be great. I love these buildings.

    I know about these buildings.
    I married a cute Carolina girl, whos mother was a Davis and grew up in Centenary. I’m not sure of the exact details but the Davis family owned the surrounding land and tenant farmers farmed the land. My wife speaks of when she was a child, buying penny candy at the the store, which was like a department store for the tenant farmers, plows clothes gas shovels, anything they needed.
    I think the tenant farmers are gone and now the land is leased by agribusiness. My wife’s aunt still lives in the house nearby, and there is a cemetery somewhere nearby with a Davis crypt even.
    You are right, the place oozes history.

  4. Meg says:

    I just came across your website today. I am a HP grad student and I LOVE pink Flamingos….which is really ironic. I just thought that I would tell you soo you could add another crazy HP to your list of flamingo lovers!

  5. Jarod Davies says:

    I just visited Centenary this past weekend to attend my Grandfathers funeral. His mother was Isola Davis and there are currently many decendents of her living in the town. I am still learning about the history of my family and I stumbled upon your article. I know the legette family was very prominent and Joe David Legette was a white man, my grandfathers father, who had six kids with Isola davis. I noticed while I was there the Legette store, which was one of the broken down buildings in the area right near my family’s farm. I also discovered I probably have over 100 cousins, many of them still living in or nearby Centenary, and many with the name Davis. I’d also like to know if these buildings are related to my family, and now i wish i saw your article last week so I could have asked while I was down there. I’m from Massachusetts and am going to try to spend some time there in the spring or summer and get to know some of the family I just met for the first time this weekend. If you’re still interested in the area and think we could swap some information feel free to contact me

  6. Megan says:

    Hi Kaitlin,
    I’m one of the new ORISE historic preservation specialists at Fort Bragg CRMP (well, not really new–I’ve been there about a year and a half). Anyway, came across your blog because I’ve recently started blogging as well (more of a personal blog, but I still hope to post a lot about preservation and architectural history). Thought I’d drop in and say hi!

  7. HillBillyPhylli says:

    ok, kaitlin…..ask me ANYTHING about Centenary. what i don’t know, i’ll go next door and ask…..and so on….:)

  8. tenacioustins says:

    Hi Kaitlin,

    I emailed you about the house in Weathersfield the other day…just wanted to let you know that I did…I accidentally spelled your name the wrong way…oops! Anyway, hope you got it! Love your blog!

  9. Sara says:

    Might I suggest that you let us know the address of the homes you show? I was showing this site to my elderly father who has quite a bit of knowledge of properties and history in his area, and for him, knowing at least a road would be helpful to give him an idea of who lived in that area, etc.

  10. regina carroll says:

    loved your info on northern homes corporation. My daughter just bought an old house and i stumbled upon the same black metal sign (listing the serial no.) on her wall. is there anyway i can find more info on her specific model with the serial number?

  11. Marie Thompson Hart says:

    I just came across your web site. My Mom ( Dad ) Owns the Sap Shack on 107.The back of it was where a storage tank was, it held sap.I have very good memory’s of this place.I miss it mostly in the Spring. My name is Marie Thompson Hart.

  12. devin says:

    After googling abandoned house as a keyword I found this site, I love the thinking the eerie feeling as I look and imagine who has engrained memories into the wood and earth of these buildings, I feel eerie and I also feel sad to see buildings so old in history and often wonder who grew up as children with warm memories of the living in Vermont, when they become abandoned for so long and ‘lost’ its sad to think of any of these buildings losing there long grip in the history of what so many lives or even one existed in. I feel a longing and deep curiosity into history and these houses, when there gone so are the people who once grew up in them. im saving this site!!!

  13. Joanne Terpening Kerby says:

    My mother used to go to the old abandoned church on Airport rd in East or North Clarendon VT as a little girl. She was born in 1920 so went there years to 1939 when Fred Vaughan died who lived across the street at 1357. He was an officer of that church. I would like to know who takes care of it also. I visited there in 1985 with my mother, Ruth Terpening. Fred was my grandmother Lois Vaughan Nason’s brother. I would like to see photos of the inside. And may I have permission to copy your beautiful photos? Thank you for taking them.

    • Kaitlin says:

      Hi Joanne,

      Thanks for the history! I love that little church. Yes, of course, you can use the photos. Let me know if you need originals. I’m happy to share.

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