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Historic District of Phoenix, Step back in time

Posted by Probe Specialists on April 5, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Take a walk back in time, the early 50’s. The era when men were returning from WWII and Rosie the Riveter leaves her job building war machines and becomes a mother and housewife. The historic district of Phoenix, allows you to reminisce of a simpler life, when milk was delivered to your homeand place in the milk box located on the side of the house.

This inspection allowed me to step back to my boyhood, and allowed me to pointed out the many unique features which were standard on homes built in 1950. The bathrooms had polished chrome rectangular boxes mounted beside the sinks. I pointed out to the buyer that these are turnstile toothbrush and cup holders and you should consider reusing them in the remodeling. Even if you don't use them, it brings a touch of the 50’s era back to life, a slice of history worth remembering. Over the next hour or so, I walked with the buyer and pointed out unique features, right down to the stamp steel collar rings used on the exhaust vents. So many items that you want find today.

My client was amazed of the product knowledge I had of homes built in the 50's. She said, JD the man that referred you sure was right about you having knowledge of older homes. I told her, it's only because I grew up working construction alongside of my grandfather, father and uncles. All the knowledge I have of older home was taught to me by my ancestors, tricks of the trade and skills that are lost and forgotten. My ancestors, taught me just how to constructed a well built home, they were craftsman builders and paid attention to details, that's what set them apart from other builders. Take the time to do it right the first time, have pride in building a quality home. My grandpa stated, it’s our family name on that house and don’t you ever forget it. Our reputation as builders is our name and nothing more.

For a quality inspection on a historic home, call me and I'll try my best to provide you with the history and unique features of the home.



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