|See the walnut inlay that borders the hallway.|
That is a 1930's original.
While tearing up the old carpet in the upstairs bedroom, we discovered a set of old newspapers that were used to level out the floor, oh so many years ago. The Hamilton Spectator, which still exists today, was dated April 28th and May 3rd 1933!! There were several sheets of the newsprint with headlines about the Nazis, local dance recitals, advertisements of products that still exist.
Discovering the newspaper under the linoleum.
|Here is a close up of the front page. Historical|
headlines that blew my mind.
|Lifesavers ad from the 1930's.|
As we kept ripping, we then noticed another interesting archive. A small school note book that belonged to Charles Smart. It was his history workbook from Westdale Techincal, now known as Westdale Highschool.
|Charles Smart history notebook.|
|Uncovering the History Notebook.|
Now this was an exciting find, I must say! Not only did it solidify the decade the house was built, now I can imagine a young boy in this house and all the memories that have happened between these four walls. History is one powerful thing!