Wednesday, March 19, 2014


A bespoke reader found a treasure trove of newspaper from 1889 when their brownstone was being renovated recently.  One townhouse by the Mount Morris Park Historic District had some work done by the front windows and the construction crew found rolls of old 19th century printed paper stuffed into the walls.  Apparently this was a more economical form of insulation back in the day but now has provided a clue to the actual date of the home's construction.  A fashionable menswear illustration featured in one article of the aged sheets along with the Craig's List equivalent of the time were some notable snapshots of the past.  In the past, other Bespoke renovators have submitted fascinating finds under their brownstone floorboards: LINK

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