I would be interested in any photos or material from the Class of 1888
at the Delaware Literary Institute. This was the graduating class of
Davy Hoy of Bovina Center.
David F. Hoy III
Tom Buffington wrote:
yes old houses can be treasures, but when you inherit one in poor shape you
sometimes have to make compromises just to get it in decent shape. This
place has had several additions put on over the years, and they weren't done
very well. Windows were turned into doorways and vice versa, we have one
wall upstairs that doesn't even meet the wall it was supposed to, it's about
half an inch shy, so they just put wallpaper up over the gap, they put a
hole in the foundation downstairs to add an outside entrance to the cellar
but didn't do a good job so part of the foundation is now in bad shape etc.
I have a lot of respect for the families who were here before us and plan
to do something with the data I have, I just need some free time. We even
have a diploma from the Delaware Literary Institute, a very large affair, 24
by 30 inches roughly, framed very nicely. I will go through the basket of
old photos and post them as time permits. My work schdule can be erratic.
Take care and thanks again for the info.
On 1/23/07, John H. Beach <John_H_Beach(a)compuserve.com> wrote:
>Old houses are wonderful treasurers, but too often others wish to fix them
>up to best serve them to their desires and not keep them the same as they
>were when they were built. Cost is a big reason and the lack of purpose.
>Many New England towns dictate what can and can not be done to old houses.
>I am still trying to locate the house, if it still exists, of Richard
>Beach, William Beach and Benjamin Beach. They were the brothers to Daniel
>Beach. The census puts them very close to each other, but it is hard to
>figure the exact street location today, but believe it was more toward
>Bartlett Hollow then in the village where most of the old homes stand.
>Greek designs have a wonderful taste and the often used a full sun burst
>instead of a half one. These wooden icons were placed on different
>locations of the homes. Unadilla is another great place to see many types
>of old house designs. One of the oldest there is the first house next to
>Wattles Park on the river side of the road. It goes back to the late
>and was owned by Abijah Beach, who was reflated to the Beaches in
>Actually this house, #314 Main St., which was once called #1 Main St. is
>up for sale now.
>What ever you do with the papers and photos, at least inventory them and
>give a list to the Library's historian for their cross index files so
>researching the names held in them are noted for those looking for that
>John H. Beach
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>January 23, 2007
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