80 Fletcher Road -- 1966 
A photo of the house taken from the West as you go up the Fletcher Road -- The tree in the front of the house had blown down in 1962 and shoots are shown coming up from the tree stump.  The window on the left became our dining room, the small window was our bathroom and the window on the right originally was our living room, which we converted into a downstairs bedroom.  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 6
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A photo of the house taken from the West as you go up the Fletcher Road -- The tree in the front of the house had blown down in 1962 and shoots are shown coming up from the tree stump. The window on the left became our dining room, the small window was our bathroom and the window on the right originally was our living room, which we converted into a downstairs bedroom. HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 6
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Photo of the house going down the Fletcher Road headed towards the village.  In the Main house the left hand window was in the hallway at the foot of the stairs, small window in the corner was over the kitchen sink and the renovated summer kitchen had a huge Anderson Picture Window which cost us almost as much as the total renovation to the summer kitchen.  A hatchway was also built at this end of the house.  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 5
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Photo of the house going down the Fletcher Road headed towards the village. In the Main house the left hand window was in the hallway at the foot of the stairs, small window in the corner was over the kitchen sink and the renovated summer kitchen had a huge Anderson Picture Window which cost us almost as much as the total renovation to the summer kitchen. A hatchway was also built at this end of the house. HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 5
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There was no cellar under the summer kitchen so it all had to be dug out.  All clay soil by the way.  During the time the house was up on these stilts, winds of 50 to 60 MPH were predicted, but we still decided to stay in the house.  Meanwhile, one morning, Maryann heard a loud thud down cellar and when I checked it out, part of the old existing stone wall in the kitchen area had caved into the cellar.  Luckily, the rest of the house stayed up.  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 4
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There was no cellar under the summer kitchen so it all had to be dug out. All clay soil by the way. During the time the house was up on these stilts, winds of 50 to 60 MPH were predicted, but we still decided to stay in the house. Meanwhile, one morning, Maryann heard a loud thud down cellar and when I checked it out, part of the old existing stone wall in the kitchen area had caved into the cellar. Luckily, the rest of the house stayed up. HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 4
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Here is another view of the house jacked up.  We had to exit through the front door and really didn't do a lot of jumping around in the house.  How foolish were we, now that I look back??  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 3
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Here is another view of the house jacked up. We had to exit through the front door and really didn't do a lot of jumping around in the house. How foolish were we, now that I look back?? HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 3
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This is a view of what was originally a pantry and closet that we converted to part of the dining room and a walkin closet.  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 2
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This is a view of what was originally a pantry and closet that we converted to part of the dining room and a walkin closet. HOUSE RENOVATION 1966 2
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Looking at the house from the back when it was on stilts.  A poured cement wall was put in at a height where a couple rows of cinder blocks could be placed.  In the end it worked out well, but as I look back now, we could have lost the whole thing.  HOUSE RENOVATION 1966
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Looking at the house from the back when it was on stilts. A poured cement wall was put in at a height where a couple rows of cinder blocks could be placed. In the end it worked out well, but as I look back now, we could have lost the whole thing. HOUSE RENOVATION 1966
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Above is the house before any of the renovations were done to the summer kitchen or the wall put in.  As you can see, there was no hatchway and the small 85,000 BTU furnace was lowered down the cellar stairs in the house back in 1962.  Vaguely remember that the cellar stairs broke in the process.  The house as it stood above had no insulation and not only the North wind, but all winds sure did blow there.  I understand that since then, the Main part of the house has been insulated.  When we redid the summer kitchen, that was well insulated at that time.  HOUSE 1966
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Above is the house before any of the renovations were done to the summer kitchen or the wall put in. As you can see, there was no hatchway and the small 85,000 BTU furnace was lowered down the cellar stairs in the house back in 1962. Vaguely remember that the cellar stairs broke in the process. The house as it stood above had no insulation and not only the North wind, but all winds sure did blow there. I understand that since then, the Main part of the house has been insulated. When we redid the summer kitchen, that was well insulated at that time. HOUSE 1966
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