One of the first things you do when you move into a new home is take walls down. Right?
So I get out the sawz-all and start in the kitchen. Apparently, insulation was a flexible concept a hundred years ago.
There was a big hunk of horse hair wrapped around some pipes. And there were some brittle newspapers crumpled up in the walls. Nice. I think maybe newspapers are missing a marketing opportunity here.
After the dust settled, it's still recognizable as a kitchen. Someone might be in over his head, but, well, can't stop now!
At first, when I found this big hunk of hair, it scared me. Then I was excited because I thought I might have found someone's remains. But no. Just horse hair insulation.
The house was built in 1910, but there were apparently some renovations later. This Gazette insulation's headline reads: Brains Beat Beauty: Good girls get best jobs because employers are shy of flappers, college expert says
November 1928 Gazette. Here's that flapper, apparently. She's missing out on jobs. Tramp.