Friday, August 22, 2014


Trying out the camera, I thought I would take pictures of houses in our village. Most of these houses were built as mansions, but now are apartment buildings.  The top house, is the house I grew up in.  My parents, brothers and I lived on the first floor.  There were two apartments on the second floor and one on the third floor.  My parents retired and moved to Florida in 1970 selling this house. It sold a couple times after my parents and is now owned by the State of New York and is a home for special people.  I really loved that house.

The second picture is a house one of my brother's and sister-in-law use to own.  They had the first floor and four apartments in the rest of the house.  I understand there are just two apartments in it now.  My brother and sister-in-law sold it in 1973, when they moved to Florida.  Note the widow's peek on the top.

I could tell a history on most of these houses since I grew up in this town.  I will skip to pictures 7 & 8. That house was owned my the Sampson Family and it was taken the best of care of.  It had been
sold and over the years, it had been turned into an apartment house and not taken care of.  Someone bought it and was going to restore it, but not much has been done.  It is an historic house as you can see by the sign below the house picture.  I wanted that house in here as it may be torn down in the near future.

Houses in pictures 9 and 10 were built as mansions and are still one family residents today.  The last house I have three pictures of:  the house, the design on the house and the side.  It is obviously on a corner and thought it was really nice.

Hope you enjoy these houses.  I am getting use to the new camera, but still have a way to go.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,
These are the first pictures from my new camera. Still have to figure out how everything works. Yes, I have read the directions.


Countryside Reflections said...

Your pictures are coming out great. You grew up in such a lovely home, and the others in your area are beautiful. I hope the Sampson house gets restored and not torn down.


Vickie said...

What great subjects for your first pictures. Love these homes. I just love old homes. They are so rich in detail. Just beautiful Marilyn. Thank you for sharing a bit more of your town. :)

Tom said...

I have always enjoyed the houses in #3 and #9. Palmyra has some beauties!!!
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Anonymous said...

Hey Marilyn, You go girl! Thanks for sharing pics of the homes in your town. They just don't build homes like that anymore-full of character-not just 4 walls w/a lid on it. The 2 that are multi-colored are great, but wouldn't want to be the one having to paint them every few years(LOL ;) )!
Enjoy your day+many blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for the compliments. I really do love the house we grew up. Wish I owned it.

The house in picture 5 is being painted. If you close to the right you can see the ladders up.

The Sampson House, the Historic Society is trying to see what they can do. I haven't been in that house since I was a kid, but they say it has to be gutted and started over inside. It's not just the money to buy the building, it's the cost of restoring it. People thought they would never do it before, but somehow they raised the money before. They are seeing if they can do it again. There is another historic house in town the Historic Society is trying to get too.


Gisela Suski said...

Thank you for the photo I am glad the camera is working beautifully.

Bonnie C. said...

You have some really neat houses in your area, I like the ones with all the "gingerbread" on them, but like someone else said, I wouldn't want to have to paint them. Thanks for sharing.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Gisela Suski,
You are welcome for the photos. This camera I don't have to worry about it giving out like I did the old one.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Bonnie C.
Glad you liked the photos. I know our house isn't as fancy as some, but my Dad and one of brother's painted that house once. Every time after that the houses needed painted, my parents hired it done.