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OOC Where Grendel works in RL

I’ve been currently working as a ‘historic interperetor’ (read ‘tour guide’) at Hugenot Street in New Paltz, NY, one of the oldest streets in NY state.

I bring tours through the houses, there’s 7 f them.

Most of the houses are old colonial, our oldest was built around 1660 r so

[img_assist|nid=1042|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=640|height=480]this one was actually lived in until about 1920

There is one victorian house, Deyo House, it actually used to be a colonial stone house, but was converted into an estate by the old mayor of the town around 1890

[img_assist|nid=1043|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=640|height=480]I meant to take pictures of it’s interior earlier today, but forgot my camera.  it’s 3 floors and a cellar, and totally unrecognizeable as a colonial stone house (the stone walls in the bottom are all that’s left)  but it was the first house on the street with electricity, indoor plumbing, and a boiler for heat, only thing not original of the 1890 house is the replica wallpaper, I’ll try to get pictures of the interiors tomorrow when I go in

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13 Comments

  1. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman October 21, 2010

    and the kitchen, forgot, the kitchen is a 1950’s kitchen

  2. Skyler Gant Skyler Gant October 22, 2010

    Very nice! Old buildings facinate me, would like to see more.

  3. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver October 22, 2010

    Grendel Good for YOU !!!! ..   wonderful captures and  Great shares ((info you will have for the rest of your life !!! ))  Good  Stuff !!   :)

  4. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman October 22, 2010

    sadly the season’s ending soon, but I may be coming back next season

  5. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox October 22, 2010

    That is awesome, Grendel.  Several years ago, when I was between jobs, I thought about taking a similar job in Savannah Georgia.  But, alas, my kids were still…. well, kids…. and I wouldn’t have been able to support us on what I made there.  But, it would be an awesome job for a single person without kids.

  6. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman October 22, 2010

    actually the pay isn’t too bad, but yeah, I couldn’t see doing it if I had kids.

    they do supposedly have a permanent position opening up in their offices I might try for, planning exhibits and events, that sort of thing, I need to get more info about it though

    • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox October 22, 2010

      I hope you get it – even if you do torture cute little pixies.  ;-)

    • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver October 22, 2010

      Aww No Holiday Tours up your way ??  :(

      that is  a shame ..  Gosh I loved decorating ((Never Broke one !  Beams ! ))  with  all The Vintage ornaments and  gosh The Traditions !! 

      Infact it was The One Early Saturday and Sunday am (crack of dawn) Job I so looked forward to !! 

      Here are some photos of the Old Mill  grins  Please note with big smile

      Moses The Mill Cat of Philipsburg Manor House  !!

      http://traveldreamsite.blogs.com/photos/holidays_on_the_hudson/index.html

  7. Skyler Gant Skyler Gant October 22, 2010

    Good luck man, hope you get it. That seems like the kind of job I’d love.

  8. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman October 23, 2010

    the Deyo House is supposedly haunted, people have seen a woman go up the servant’s stairs, and the deceased daughter of the Deyo’s who died early 19th century, at the top of the main stairs.  A couple people have totally refused to enter Deyo on tours, since they had gotten wierd feelings from it

    the Bevier House, that first picture, is supposed to have the ghost of a woman who threw herself down the well, walk to the well.

    Then there’s the man with the axe people have seen walking between houses, with his dog, and th headless woman seen in the fort.

     

    that enough hauntings for you?

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