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