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.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
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.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
A photo of La Verne Ekleberry standing in front of her house.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 23, 2012 by: Diane Nagel
Diane Nagel
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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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Tyler Home
People in this photo:
1815 - Oct 3, 1898
This is a photo of Stawnychka Homestead Saskatchewan Canada added by Jeffery Hill on July 5, 2020.
Added Jul 5 by: Jeffery Hill
Jeffery Hill
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Maybe South Dakota
Added May 15 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 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Maybe someone will recognize the house? Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
This is a photo of Frank Benda added by Petr Zenkl on April 2, 2020.
People in this photo:
Jan 12, 1895 - September 1977
Added Apr 2 by: Petr Zenkl
Petr Zenkl
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This is a photo of Hilaire Girouard added by Raymond Girouard on March 11, 2020.
People in this photo:
1807 - Apr 11, 1881
Added Mar 11 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.
People in this photo:
Sep 12, 1911 - Jan 5, 1997
Added Mar 8 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.
People in this photo:
Sep 12, 1911 - Jan 5, 1997
Added Mar 5 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.
People in this photo:
1862 - 1939
Joseph P Vitale house Greenock Pennsylvania home of Elizabeth Vitale a bit updated since sold but still home
People in this photo:
1922 - 1976
Added Feb 19 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.
People in this photo:
Aug 20, 1938 - Oct 16, 1944
Added Feb 18 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of John Eagle born in 1813. Son of George Eagle and Mary Halderman
People in this photo:
1813 - Unknown
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
People in this photo:
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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Added Sep 6, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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
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.
People in this photo:
Oct 30, 1868 - Jun 22, 1963
Added Aug 20, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
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.
People in this photo:
Dec 27, 1884 - Jul 3, 1960
Added Aug 11, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the house where Dorothy Van Kleeck was born.
People in this photo:
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
People in this photo:
Oct 6, 1909 - Mar 31, 2010
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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A photo of the Van Kleeck family home in Kingston, NY, circa 1930
People in this photo:
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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Apr 16, 1874 - Apr 5, 1953
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.
People in this photo:
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 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.
People in this photo:
May 1, 1900 - May 22, 1982
Added May 19, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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A photo of Frances and George in Merriewold summer house circa 1950 Sullivan County New York
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.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
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.
People in this photo:
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
People in this photo:
Dec 5, 1872 - September 1953
This was found in suitcase in the attic of the Manchel home. It shows Marice ( Morris ) Cummings and wife Cora Belle Raseley sitting in front of their home - Cumming s home.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 8, 2018 by: Jon Henderson
Jon Henderson
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A photo of the Manchel Home either Wisconsin or Washington. Found on postcard from "cousin " Anna Menchel to cousin G.V. Menchel ( Manchel ) late 1800's, early 1900's. The Menchal name was changed to various spellings after immigrating from Bohemia 1870s ,, G V Manchel owned furniture store in Spokane Wash. and Grants Pass Oregon. Note the water spigot on the front porch .
Added Mar 3, 2018 by: Jon Henderson
Jon Henderson
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A photo of Wolf Meadows. The building was started in 1860, according to a medallion like ornament over the third floor balcony. The original owner, Colonel Lewis Tillman died in 1886, and in 1890 the farm was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Stewart of Alabama. Mr. Stewart passed away in 1902, and Mrs. Stewart, with the aid of her family, continued to operate the farm successfully until her death in 1946. A few years after her death the farm was purchased by Prentice Cooper. (Former Tennessee Governor and US Ambassador to Peru) In the article on page 90 of the 1969 Sesquicentennial Historical Edition published by the T-G it is stated "In 1886 when Lewis Tillman died, the house was left to his wife but was sold in 1890 to Daniel Stewart and was occupied by Grayson Stewart until recently. It still stands on the banks of Duck River with the inscription '1860' carved in tall letters over the upper balcony". Later the house was used as a home for mentally disabled youth. The home burned down in August of 1987.
Added Feb 8, 2018 by: Andy Scott
Andy Scott
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A photo of the George W. Fegley Farm in South of Dalton, KS. Sadie Fegley DeVou and husband Harry DeVou in buggy. Alta, Carl, Gertrude, Erma, and Olga Fegley in other buggy. (Sadie married Harry after husband George passed away.) Note: what looks like a hill in background is actually a big pile of straw.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Feb 5, 2018 by: Andy Scott
Andy Scott
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