Today I want to give you a little glimpse into my brother and sister-in-law’s new “old” house. They just moved in this year and have a lot of plans with the place. I love this charming house as much as they do.
If you missed reading about their last “old” home, then you can catch up by clicking HERE.
|My grandfather’s dueling fraternity chair which is standing in my brother’s office.|
The former nunnery dining hall which is now their dining room has beautiful arched windows and the door you can see in the photo below lead to the chapel which is now their living room:
|Do you recognize the horse fruit bowl that I have on our coffee table? I found another one and brought them one.|
They don’t know that much about the history of the building. They are actually still researching it. All they do know is that it was once owned by a Franciscan nunnery called St. Josefskongregation who dedicated their lives’ work to taking care of people with disabilities. Seven of their nuns were able to live here.
The property had a devastating house fire and the previous owners restored the property lovingly which earned them the above mentioned award from the city.
Here are some of the old photos to show you how bad it was:
I’d love to find out who owned the property before the nuns. I think my brother will write to them to see if they have any more information. I’ll keep you posted.
I hope you enjoyed this little house crash as much as I did.