We conducted the home inspection for the new house on Saturday. I fully expected Twilight Zone music to cue each time I peered into a nook or cranny. You can’t buy a 120 year-old house without there being some serious issues. However, we were pleasantly surprised that there really wasn’t anything major we hadn’t already realized. Sure there is a laundry list a mile long of things needing attention, but for her age the old girl is actually in decent shape.
Some quick research revealed that James W. Boone, fourth cousin to Daniel Boone, built the house in 1892 for his second wife, Celestia. Mr. Boone, a Civil War veteran, had previously served as First Sargent with Company E of the 39th Indiana Regiment, 8th Indiana Cavalry and was later promoted to Lieutenant. He fought in the battles of Shiloh and Chickamauga.
While standing around outside Saturday we met the neighbors. Come to find out they were Civil War reenactors for over 2o years and only recently retired from it. He commanded the 49th Indiana. The gentleman runs a barber shop out of his home called The Yankee Clipper.
Me thinks we are going to like it there.