Tag: old homes

Cracks? Heck, No. Those are Character Lines!

Cracks? Heck, No. Those are Character Lines!

By on 31 May, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

When I was 9 years old, my parents very unexpectedly had a fourth child. She was a delightful little girl and she was the straw that broke the camel’s back in our two bedroom, one bath bungalow. So Mother and Daddy bought a larger home in the same neighborhood. Shortly after we moved in, I […]

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Renovation vs. Restoration: What’s the Difference, Why Should I Care and How Can I Help?

Renovation vs. Restoration: What’s the Difference, Why Should I Care and How Can I Help?

“Just totally renovated—shows like new!,” trumpets the MLS about a particularly lovely home. Another reads, “Restored from front door to rear porch and everything in between.” And if you are looking for a great older home, both of these will probably make your list of must-sees. When you enter the first property, it is everything […]

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Does a house have a soul?

Does a house have a soul?

By on 27 May, 2015 in Bil Hitchcock with 5 Comments

Editor’s note: We’d like to welcome our newest writer, Bil Hitchcock, to Midtown Montgomery Living. A version of this post first appeared on the Huffington Post on May 22. My mom just sold her house — a home she and Daddy, along with a lot of young children and innumerable dogs moved into 17, 872 […]

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Driving Down Electricity Bills

Driving Down Electricity Bills

By on 26 July, 2013 in Carole King, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

We’re nearly into August and temperatures long ago began to soar. For months now, we have been looking for ways to stay comfortable. Surprisingly to many, living in an old house is one of the best ways to do that. I corresponded with Tracy Nelson of the Preservation Resource Center in New Orleans. She has […]

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Old House Expo Month

Old House Expo Month

By on 24 April, 2013 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Real Estate with 1 Comment

For those of us die-hard Midtown Montgomery residents, the first Sunday afternoon in May of each year is permanently marked on our calendars for Old House Expo. The Expo was the 1985 brainchild of historic preservationist Marilyn Sullivan, who wanted to showcase the plight of the Brittan-Dennis House located at 507 Columbus Street. The Brittan […]

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Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter

By on 20 July, 2011 in Historic Midtown, Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

With temperatures near triple digits and the heat index considerably higher than that, July in Alabama seems like an absurd time to be thinking about winter. Yet, there may be some validity to the mental exercise of beating the heat by thinking about frigid conditions. It’s all in your mind, man. Well, that and the […]

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Maximizing Old Home Living

Maximizing Old Home Living

This blog is about living in Midtown Montgomery. And if you’re lucky enough to live there, there’s a good chance that you live in an older home. As such, this marks the start of a new feature here on MML, authored by our newest writer, Heather Coleman. Heather’s posts are going to focus on the […]

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