Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

Paula invites us to take a look at the past. It may be a past long forgotten or a past very much present and incorporated into today’s existence.

I took a walk this morning around a local historic site near my home that I have written about previously- one of the buildings on the site was used by General George Washington, which I thought appropriate as here in the United States we celebrate President’s Day tomorrow.  This building was built in 1752 and is where George Washington set up headquarters for a time. It has sat on this land since that time.dscn9565

The house in the foreground is an example of a sandstone cottage and was built in 1678 and moved to this location a few years ago.dscn9562

This is another sandstone center-hall 4 room house with a full cellar and full garret/attic capped with a gambrel roof, built in 1774. It was also moved to this location.dscn9554

Traces of the past that remain in the present, and as I wandered the grounds today I came upon this man, very much in the present, but dressed for an Historical Event taking place later in the day. dscn9561

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15 thoughts on “Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

  1. Lisa, nicely following the prompt of “traces of the past.” 🙂 The buildings look very well taken care of and kept in their original style. If they were repaired, they used similar materials. Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  2. So interesting to see these old buildings, Lisa. It’s appropriate that you should mention America’s first president. I was reading about George and Martha Washington, and how they abhorred shows of ostentation and chose a more modest lifestyle. He sounds like he was a man who really cared about his people more than himself.

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  3. Happy President’s Day, Lisa. This is a very educational post for me, but there is one thing I can’t figure out – how did they move this sandstone cottage house. Excellent captures again, Lisa, with three different views showing this fascinating architecture from different angles.


  4. I like Paula’s challenge. I need to check her out. I cannot take another “red” or “green” challenge or another daily flower. You have very good eye, my friend. Your pictures tell stories.


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