Friday, March 2, 2012

Squint Shot 030212

A bird's nest -- that is today's squint shot. As I looked around, up and down, and closer to the front porch of the house we've toured the last couple of weeks, I noticed this bird's nest tucked above one of the pillars. Made me wonder how many bird's nests may have been built in the trim of this house over the years.
By 1910, Dr. Defendorf and his wife were moving and it was reported in the local newspaper as:

Dr. B. Defendorf has purchased a good brick residence in Chelsea and will move to that place in the near future. The doctor has lived here for over 40 years and Fowerville will hardly seem the same with himself and wife gone from our midst.

When Dr. Defendorf left the village, after arriving 47 years earlier in 1863, the house we've been looking at still stood at the southwest corner of East Grand River and South Second.

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