Sherlock “Homes:” Old House Detective 🗓

Thursday, January 24th
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Aldie Mansion
85 Old Dublin Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901

Historic research and documents only answer some of the questions about old houses. In order to answer questions like “What changes were made to the house?” or “Which section is the oldest?” can only be answered with a CSI-like, evidence-based approach. In existing houses, the investigation can be a lot like hunting ghosts. Ghosts are remnants of features that have been removed that include holes, scars, patches, nails, nail holes, screws and other hardware that indicate former attachments. Heritage Conservancy’s Sherlock “Homes” will share years of hands-on experience in looking at old houses. In cases where a building is in the process of demolition, our sleuth shows how to learn about the anatomy of old houses from dissecting them. So be prepared to see post mortem photos of old houses.

$5 member / $10 non-members (this can be applied toward membership). Contact Emily at 215-345-7020 ext. 107 or
to register.

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