Old Family Homes

Homes in which generations lived and loved
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Humanity's first homes may have been in trees, in caves, or even made from holes dug in the ground. But these homes have evolved from huts to elaborate structures that reflect the personality of the families who lived in them.

From sod houses to farms to plantation houses to mansions, our shared past is reflected in the homes shown on these pages. Is your family home shown here?
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The Hiram Dickson Family Home, Dickson Valley, MO: This is the house built by Hiram Ray Dickson shortly after the Civil War. He and his wife, Temperance Bradshaw Dickson, finished raising their large family in this house and it remained in the family for generations after Hiram's death. He, both of his wives and some of the children are buried at the Dickson Family burial grounds on this property. Hiram died in 1898. This picture was taken after 1900.
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Added Apr 26, 2013 by: Mary Vail
Mary Vail
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Himley Mansion, in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. It later became a nursing home, and presently The Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge in Soldiers Grove, WI. Taken from 1901 Crawford Co, WI Atlas.
The home of Thomas W Wheaton outside of Dexter, Chaves, New Mexico. Thomas was born in 1862 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, the son of Angell Wheaton.
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Unknown - Unknown
The White family home at 539 South Weadock, Saginaw, Michigan. No longer there.
Added Mar 26, 2012 by: Marsha Adams
Marsha Adams
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This is the farmhouse owned by Amos Woodward (born 11 Jan 1812 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont). The farm is in a lost community called Joy Prairie, near Concord, Illinois.
Added Mar 21, 2012 by: Mark Davis
Mark Davis
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"Oct. 1902" handwritten on the back. 7 inches x 7 1/2 inches House with family on the porch.
Wheat House, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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Gen. Joe Wheeler Houses and Cabin, Wheeler Station, Lawrence County, Alabama
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of Delores Irene (Burkhart) Kislenger added by Dena Kislenger on January 20, 2021.
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Jul 7, 1928 - Unknown
Added Jan 20 by: Dena Kislenger
Dena Kislenger
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In 1853 Andrew Hayward Newell imported this prefab house from Boston, Massachusetts, to Avoca street, South Yarra, Melbourne. It was demolished around 1966.
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Dec 14, 1815 - Feb 29, 1888
Added Oct 18, 2020 by: Curtis Beitans
Curtis Beitans
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This is a photo of Maria Z Galdyn added by John Aguiar on October 5, 2020.
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Aug 11, 1960 - Oct 19, 1997
Added Oct 5, 2020 by: John Aguiar
John Aguiar
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This is a photo of Kenneth W Goodbrake added by John Goodbrake on September 26, 2020.
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Jun 29, 1914 - Oct 1, 1967
Added Sep 26, 2020 by: John Goodbrake
John Goodbrake
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This is a photo of Lyons family added by Lawrence Pool on September 25, 2020.
Added Sep 25, 2020 by: Lawrence Pool
Lawrence Pool
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Tyler Home
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1815 - Oct 3, 1898
Added Jul 14, 2020 by: Brigette Meeker
Brigette Meeker
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Maybe South Dakota
Added May 15, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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These are just houses but since one is marked "our old home" (on the right) and the other "our new home" (on the left) I thought it might be recognizable. Other images found with these were marked Iowa or Oregon and 1920s to 1940s.
Added May 7, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Maybe someone will recognize the house? Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Frank Benda added by Petr Zenkl on April 2, 2020.
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Jan 12, 1895 - September 1977
Added Apr 2, 2020 by: Petr Zenkl
Petr Zenkl
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This is a photo of Hilaire Girouard added by Raymond Girouard on March 11, 2020.
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1807 - Apr 11, 1881
Added Mar 11, 2020 by: Raymond Girouard
Raymond Girouard
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This is a photo of Diana Marie (Lacenaire) LeBlanc added by Raymond Girouard on March 8, 2020.
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Sep 12, 1911 - Jan 5, 1997
Added Mar 8, 2020 by: Raymond Girouard
Raymond Girouard
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This is a photo of Diana Marie (Lacenaire) LeBlanc added by Raymond Girouard on March 5, 2020.
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Sep 12, 1911 - Jan 5, 1997
Added Mar 5, 2020 by: Raymond Girouard
Raymond Girouard
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Great great grandfather George Allen Trexler with his family Left to right: Levi Gladstone Trexler, Glenn Vann Trexler, John Francis Trexler, Zebulon Baxter Trexler, George Allen Trexler, Louise C Brady, Frederick Herbert Trexler, Dorothy Trexler, and Kate Harkey This is a photo of Levi Gladstone Trexler, John Francis Trexler, Zebulon Baxter Trexler, Dorothy (Trexler), Frederick Herbert Trexler, Louise C Brady, Glenn Vann Trexler and George Allen Trexler added by Melissa Trexler Kirchner on February 20, 2020.
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Feb 18, 1894 - Sep 10, 1956
Joseph P Vitale house Greenock Pennsylvania home of Elizabeth Vitale a bit updated since sold but still home
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1922 - 1976
Added Feb 19, 2020 by: Elizabeth Vitale
Elizabeth Vitale
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Photo taken in 1938-Daisy was sadly killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau six years later on October 16th at age 6.
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Aug 20, 1938 - Oct 16, 1944
Added Feb 18, 2020 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of John Eagle born in 1813. Son of George Eagle and Mary Halderman
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1813 - Unknown
Added Jan 30, 2020 by: Melissa Trexler Kirchner
Postcard c.1960s. Earliest part of cabin built in 1840s, but expanded with additions in the 1850s and 1860s. Structure added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Added Nov 17, 2019 by: Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
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Home of Charles Miller & Kate Short Grove reconstructed after original was destroyed in a tornado in 1893. Later became the home of John and Margaret Grove until ca. 1941. This original site was on 160 acres of land granted to William Y. Grove for his service in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Added Nov 6, 2019 by: John Grove
John Grove
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Originally built at turn of 20th century by Daniel Hill of Union County, Tennessee. Relocated piece by piece by his son William Lee Hill in the mid-30s due to TVA mandate. Occupied by Hill family through 1940s when a new house was constructed on the same property by William Lee and son, Delis James Hill. The structure collapsed and was removed in 1993.
Added Sep 21, 2019 by: Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
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A photo of George and Josephine Thorward in front of the Thorward home on Central Ave (was called Campbell Ave when photo was taken in early 1900's) Caldwell NJ
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 21, 2019 by: Linda Thorward
Linda Thorward
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Snapshot found in a Texas antique store with other photos of the Ashenden family of Massachusetts. Written on the back "Wakefield Street in Mass"
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Jul 13, 1871 - Jan 17, 1955
Added Sep 6, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A badly damaged photo of a Swedish house found at an antique store in Belton, Texas along with other photos that once belonged to Fred Nelson's family. There is a message on the back in Swedish, but I can't make the handwriting well enough to try using translation software on it.
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Added Sep 1, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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Found in an antique store in Texas. Written on the back: "The Prause home north, northeast of Yoakum". This snapshot resembles some of my family's photos that were taken in the 1950s, so it may date from that era.
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c. October 1870 - 1953
Added Aug 20, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of Fred Nelson and Family at their home in Alta Loma, Texas. Inscription on back "Martha, Fred & Earl at their home in the country at Alta Loma." Surnames were added later in red ink "Diederich, Nelson, Nelson". Date estimated from back of another photo which states family moved there in 1914. The house has a dirt yard. Animals visible include cats, turkeys, ducks and a horse.
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Apr 9, 1875 - Jun 3, 1933
Added Aug 11, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the house where Dorothy Van Kleeck was born.
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Oct 6, 1909 - Mar 31, 2010
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the house where Dorothy Van Kleeck was born
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Oct 6, 1909 - Mar 31, 2010
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the Van Kleeck family home in Kingston, NY, circa 1930
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Feb 22, 1871 - Jan 5, 1954
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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Abram Van Kleeck's family house.
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Feb 22, 1871 - Jan 5, 1954
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the big maple tree in front of the Smith family house. Most of the trees that originally grew in the front yard are long gone now.
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May 1, 1900 - May 22, 1982
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the house where Earl Edward Smith and his family lived. This is a medical office now. Dorothy's brother Gordon originally built and lived in this house and he planted the two birch trees that stood on either side of the driveway. Gordon was told that he shouldn't have done that because birch trees don't live very long. These two outlived him and many other members of the family.
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May 1, 1900 - May 22, 1982
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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Merriewold Park, NY summer house, photo of Frances and George in circa 1950 Sullivan County New York
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I saw this picture on eBay & it say's it came from an estate sale : the back says Noah"s old home Seymore, MO. Left to right : Lon Bolander-Noah Bolander-father-mother-sister. I am not kin to the family and did not purchase it.
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Added Nov 24, 2018 by: Cindy Henry
Cindy Henry
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A photo of Florence Belle Breckenridge Webb McCall taken in front of her home in Oklahoma shared with her second husband Jos S McCall.
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Sep 5, 1872 - Jan 5, 1954
Added May 15, 2018 by: T Wenz
T Wenz
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A photo of Gust and Edla Anderson's farm house in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Added Apr 15, 2018 by: June Bridenbeck
June Bridenbeck
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A photo of Sabas Honore in front of his home in Calle Sol, Mayagüez
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Dec 5, 1872 - September 1953
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