2019 Street Scenes

This year, in addition to talking house, there are numerous “street scenes” placed throughout Newburyport. This are photographs from the Museum of Old Newbury Snow Photo Collection, placed near the spot they were taken. Thank You, Museum of Old Newbury! Check them out! Garden Street Street Scene (@ State St) Dalton Street – Street Scene…

Hooray! 2019 House List is here!

as of Tuesday Jul 30 at 8 PM map is at Map.walknewburyport.com If This House Could Talk – 2019 House List 8 Atwood Street, newburyport, massachusetts 10 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 2 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 6 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 7 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 44 boardman st, newburyport, massachusetts 29 boardman st. ,…

2018 List of Homes

Here’s the list of homes for If This House Could Talk in 2018, listed by street. The map is at Map.walknewburyport.com 17 Allen Street 9-11 Atwood 6 Beck Street 44 boardman st 29 Boardman St. 42 Boardman St. 34 Boardman St 36 Boardman Street 38 Boardman Street 31 Boardman Street 62 Bromfield Street 8 Bromfield…

But My House Isn’t Old Enough “To Talk”

NOT TRUE! I hear this all the time…But My House Isn’t Old Enough “To Talk” . Why should I put a sign up? Certainly, one of the side effects of “If This House Could Talk” is an appreciation for historical homes, and a catalyst for finding out about your old house, if you have one….

HOW TO – all you need to know

Draft text of 4-5 sentences max. Tell some interesting tidbit – contemporary or historic, personal, or public –  about your building or the people inside it.   Examples:–  “In 2005, during construction, we found a shoe in the wall”, or –  “Captain Lunt lived here in 1776; he and his wife had 11 children”, or…

GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS!

Draft text of 4-5 sentences max. Tell some interesting tidbit – contemporary or historic, personal, or public –  about your building or the people inside it.   Examples:–  “In 2005, during construction, we found a shoe in the wall”, or –  “Captain Lunt lived here in 1776; he and his wife had 11 children”, or…

House History Research Basics

Resources for your house history. If you are looking for a story about your house, here are some easy ways to find out more and research the history.  The key is getting a name/family associated with the house so that  you can personalize the home and occupants.  Here are places to start: 1)  Salem Deeds –…

How You Can Participate!

Many people are asking:  How Can I Help Make “IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK”  happen? First and foremost:  put a poster with a house story out in front of your house from July 30-August 6.!! To help make it happen we have three supporting roles: 1)  Town Criers  (4 people; 3 primary and one backup)…