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Display Name: Bekah Murphy
Member Since: 6/6/14

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This house is built in the traditional American Colonial style, as befits its build date of 1772. The style frequently referred to as "colonial" by real estate agents is more accurately "colonial revival", a style that first became popular at American centennial of 1876 and has remained popular in the 150 years since.

In other parts of the world that were colonized, different styles of architecture will be referred to as colonial.

Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/20/14 05:15 PM

I am one of those vegetarians who will not eat anything cooked on the same grill that is used for meat, in fact, I won't eat anything grilled on a grill that has EVER been used to grill meat that hasn't been thoroughly cleaned between uses (this goes for utensils used to cook meat as well).

There are two main reasons. 1) It's gross. I'm a vegetarian primarily for moral reasons and I don't want to think about pieces of flesh touching my food. 2) It will make me very sick. I've been a vegetarian for 25 years now and can no longer easily digest meat proteins. When I accidentally eat something contaminated with meat, I am sick for hours.

I always bring my own veggie burgers and roll of tin foil to cookouts just to make sure.

What Vegetarian Recipes Should I Serve at My July 4th BBQ? Good Questions
7/1/14 10:24 AM

I live in Salem, MA where we've taken the darkest part of our history and turned it into a reason to have a month long Halloween party in October (and most of the rest of the year, too). I moved here knowing this and knowing, as a Halloween loving Pagan with a dark sense of humor, that I would fit right in.

Get Out & Explore! What is Your City's History? Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
6/21/14 03:59 PM

I keep staring at the floor plan trying to find the bathroom. Is there no bathroom?

Jenn's Big Heart Tiny House Small Cool Contest
6/6/14 09:24 AM

And as Luna mentioned, Angalypta is another name for the same thing. It's been available for about 150 years, so it could very well be original to your house.

What Are These Wall Panels Made Of? Good Questions
6/6/14 09:01 AM

It looks like Lincrusta and if so, can't really be stripped. It's a cross between wallpaper and linoleum; paint stripper might dissolve it.

What Are These Wall Panels Made Of? Good Questions
6/6/14 08:57 AM