The road leading to the North Shore, Essex County and a life devoted to the identification and preservation of our architectural heritage was circuitous.
After growing up in the picturesque hills of Central Massachusetts I relocated to Connecticut. It was a nice town and my home was comfortable and cozy but something was missing in my life. I remember the day I realized what was wrong.
|Home Sweet Childhood Home|
|My Cozy Connecticut House on the Corner|
This transition didn't happen over night. I wanted to live in Gloucester until one fateful day when we went to Newburyport and I was smitten. Old houses were everywhere! It didn't take long for us to find a three story Federal period house built in 1800. One step over the threshold and we knew this would be our home!
And so six weeks later, here we were, back in our home state just in time for Thanksgiving, thrilled to be here and in love with our house, our new friends and the community. My interest in old houses was unleashed in earnest.
Newburyport! Federal!I don't live there any longer. Now I live in Gloucester in the Village of Lanesville on beautiful Cape Ann. I never looked back and now, forty years later, my enthusiasm for old houses has not waned. I love New England and saving its houses is my mission!
|My Gothic Cape in Lanesville|
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Prudence (Prudy or Pru) Fish
Blogging is new to me. I want to use this space to tell interesting stories about antique houses with an occasional side trip into genealogy or even flea market finds and other old things. I hope to educate, entertain and above all I would like inspire my readers.