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UER Forum > Archived US: Mid-Atlantic > Went through a very old house last night (Viewed 750 times)
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Went through a very old house last night
< on 12/12/2010 5:14 AM >
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Another spur of the moment adventure. I swear we can't recon a place without going in it lol. I went in the Anderson-Coward house which is at Crump/East basically. It was the location of what was once "considered the city's finest restaurant for many years, Justine’s, and is an endangered historic property due to vandalism and neglect. The is believed to have been built in the 1840s and remodeled and expanded in the 1850s." Some research I did says it was built in 1843. The oldest building I've been in so far. Supposedly there was once a civil war "skirmish" on the property. The house seems to have an amazing history. Unfortunately nothing in it is too old other than the structure b/c the restaurant that was there closed in 1993.

It's very easy to get into. Once inside we started at the basement and made our way up. The basement contains a bar and a wine cellar. You can see the over 150-year old clay bricks. It's just astonishing to me to just look at those bricks and imagine how they got there. Supposedly slaves built the house.

bar

bar top

wine cellar


Upstairs you find a very unique layout. Almost like it was more of a bed and breakfast than a restaurant. The rooms are all painted different, vivid colors. There is a gold, red, orange and purple room. The hardwood floors seem to be original. The house is in bad, bad shape. Holes in the floors, walls and ceiling. Several spots in the floors that are soft or not level. Where the wall is falling apart or damaged you can see the original slats.




Original brick fireplace and clay bricks



The main entrance is a large room with a set of stairs that are covered by a red carpet. The room off to the right has some impressive crown molding.




All in all it was a pretty good explore. Not much original left except the actual building itself. To me, that's enough considering how old it is.

Here is an article about the house
http://www.memphis...x?id=36019&print=1


And here is a weird pic I took. I took a picture of this reception bar/desk area and you can see a blue cloud. Idk what it is, but it's weird.


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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 1 on 12/12/2010 2:04 PM >
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Very interesting house. You didn't happen to catch any video, did you?

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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 2 on 12/12/2010 5:36 PM >
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No but there was a bum on the basement lol

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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 3 on 12/14/2010 4:54 PM >
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Wow, I actually took a date there.

Dinner was about 125.00 in 84 or so.

Wanted to impress the girl. Rich old school money. Didnt work.



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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 4 on 12/14/2010 8:27 PM >
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Posted by memphisexplorer
I took a picture of this reception bar/desk area and you can see a blue cloud. Idk what it is, but it's weird.

LED flashlight/headlamp? Looks like it from some of the other pics.


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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 5 on 12/14/2010 8:32 PM >
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lol at CaryW. Yeah, that never works. Does look like a good location now though. Need to go back with a better light source though and get some more pictures.

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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 6 on 12/15/2010 9:26 AM >
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That place looks VERY familiar... just reminded me of something I need to put on my list of things to do

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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 7 on 12/15/2010 4:14 PM >
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Posted by memphisexplorer
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That's quite a good story for the house. I always enjoy when people provide a bit of detail to the pictures. Some times there just isn't any to be told, but I like the fact that you've looked into the history of this building. I definitely would recommend coming back with either better camera equipment or someone who has better camera equipment so we can see what looks and sounds like a beautiful, ornate old building.

As well, I know it's a pretty well-known building (google pulls it right up), but I would caution against using the actual name and exact location of the site. It's just an easy way for other people to go ruin the beauty of the building. Or worse, for some authority to notice it mentioned here and then take stricter measures to keep us out.

And for the record, every time I look at your username I just see sex right smack in the middle.




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Re: Went through a very old house last night
<Reply # 8 on 12/18/2010 5:14 PM >
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Posted by Bennet


That's quite a good story for the house. I always enjoy when people provide a bit of detail to the pictures. Some times there just isn't any to be told, but I like the fact that you've looked into the history of this building. I definitely would recommend coming back with either better camera equipment or someone who has better camera equipment so we can see what looks and sounds like a beautiful, ornate old building.

As well, I know it's a pretty well-known building (google pulls it right up), but I would caution against using the actual name and exact location of the site. It's just an easy way for other people to go ruin the beauty of the building. Or worse, for some authority to notice it mentioned here and then take stricter measures to keep us out.

And for the record, every time I look at your username I just see sex right smack in the middle.





Yeah I research every place I go in. I always like to know the history of it. And you're right ab the location, I tried to edit it out, but it won't let me now. My modem crapped out on me and I just got a new one today.

lol at sex in my username, I didn't even notice it. I should bold that part



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