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people_admire_old_buildings [2012/02/27 15:23]
jgregory [People Admire Old Buildings]
people_admire_old_buildings [2013/08/14 18:38] (current)
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 People admire old buildings: preservation of the past gives them a window into what was.  Historic structures are an architectural combination of brick, stone and wood that reveal a time period, but the spirit of the place depends on its owners. ​ The [[robert chamber house|Robert Chambers House]], located just south of [[Burlington]] on East Bend Road, represents the preservation of a building infused by the spirit of its previous owners. ​ As a result, it has become a source of community pride. People admire old buildings: preservation of the past gives them a window into what was.  Historic structures are an architectural combination of brick, stone and wood that reveal a time period, but the spirit of the place depends on its owners. ​ The [[robert chamber house|Robert Chambers House]], located just south of [[Burlington]] on East Bend Road, represents the preservation of a building infused by the spirit of its previous owners. ​ As a result, it has become a source of community pride.
  
-The Robert Chambers family built the house between [[1832]] and [[1836]]. ​ The National Register-listed structure features woodwork by master woodworker Thomas Zane Roberts, Sr., and is one of the finest Greek Revival homes in [[Boone County]]. ​ Robert'​s son Charles became a member of the second State Constitutional Convention in [[1849]] and was a state senator from Boone County from [[1859]] to [[1863]].+The Robert Chambers family built the house between [[1832]] and [[1836]]. ​ The National Register-listed structure features woodwork by master woodworker ​[[thomas_zane_roberts|Thomas Zane Roberts]], Sr., and is one of the finest Greek Revival homes in [[Boone County]]. ​ Robert'​s son Charles became a member of the second State Constitutional Convention in [[1849]] and was a state senator from Boone County from [[1859]] to [[1863]].
  
 Purchasing the home in 1944, the Caldwell family made a lasting impression through their son John Caldwell, who infused the house with his independent nature. ​ Losing his eyesight in an accident at age 13, John completed high school and college. ​ John and his sister saved up enough money to help their father buy the Chambers House and its 115-acre dairy farm. Purchasing the home in 1944, the Caldwell family made a lasting impression through their son John Caldwell, who infused the house with his independent nature. ​ Losing his eyesight in an accident at age 13, John completed high school and college. ​ John and his sister saved up enough money to help their father buy the Chambers House and its 115-acre dairy farm.
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