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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Allen House in Marshall NC

Strange placement of hands that are an odd size for pose in this photo of Mr. Allen

Historic marker in front of the Allen home in Marshall, NC

The Allen home which is for sale
The house is one room deep, at least from the 2 front rooms on the porch
We peaked in the windows, and were interested in the small cottage behind the Allen's
Historic depiction, 1870s of the Allen House on right
My blog-friend Vicki Lane, is working on a book about the Shelton Laurel activities during the Civil War, which are mentioned on that historic marker.

When I googled Col. Lawrence M. Allen, I found this link, which includes quotes about his life...which may have a few exaggerations.

I include this as my Sepia Saturday entry for this week, because it does harken to the past.  Unfortunately it has zilch to do with their topic this week.  I apologize once again for being a wandering Sepian.  For other posts that might be more on the topic proposed, drop over to Sepia Saturday HERE.




15 comments:

  1. The historic markers in the US are always interesting. Do they place any restrictions regarding alterations or renovations that can be made to homes that have markers?

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    1. Good question, Jo. I don't know. Does anyone else who passes by this post?

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  2. Hello Barb, I enjoyed the post on topic or not! Another Barbara and fellow Sepian.

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    1. There can never be too many Barbara's in the world!

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  3. There was a big to-do a while back about a local owner wanting to somewhat radically change the appearance of an old historic house in the area, but was prevented from doing so by a local historical association that was able to obtain an historic marking for the house. Happily, the owner & the association came to an agreement about what could be changed & what could not. So it seems, at least in some places under some circumstances, an historic marking does limit alterations to a point.

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  4. The entire Allen photo is weird, not just the overly large hands. Their heads look small.

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  5. You don't have to apoligize, you can post whatever you want, it doesn't have to be tied to the prompt. I wonder what was with his huge hands?

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  6. Yes, such large hands. My son has large hands and my father always said that he would be a good footballer..........but he hated contact sports and didn't play.

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  7. Huge hands, indeed. Is he displaying his rings? And, yes, we have restrictions in Maine for changes made to historic houses (marker or not), so I imagine it's true in many other places!

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  8. As Kristin says, there is no need to follow the prompt - I’m an admin and I haven’t done so this week, so you’re safe :) Strange thing about the hands; I have one like that where the fingers are like tentacles - no idea why.

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  9. Great historic post. I've always liked that style, and those porches! How grand.

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  10. I just heard on a local heritage site that an old house owned by the Rankins, (tall ship builders) on the Miramichi area here is going to be torn down to make way for a car dealership, seems a shame....

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  11. I think there are a few of us wndering Sepians this week

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  12. Ah, familiar territory! The owner was kind enough to let me inside to take pictures a few years ago. It's not been altered much. Re the large hands on Col. Allen -- someone said that photographers back then kept stock photos of people and just changed the heads of their subjects. I have no idea if that's true or not.

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  13. Perhaps Mr. Allen had a touch of indigestion??
    Interesting photos.

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