Photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
I am writing to you in regards to a photograph which you posted on your lost and forgotten blog of a barn which you photographed in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Since that photograph was taken, I have purchased the property and began restoring it.
Unfortunately, without much foresight, I neglected to take photographs of the exterior of the property before all of the brush was removed.
I was absolutely thrilled to find this photograph!
I was hoping that you could provide me with whatever copies you might have (hard or electronic) of “the stable”. I would be happy to compensate you for them.
Also, I have an extensive archive of the property since we began the restoration process if you are interested in viewing it.
The first phase of the restoration process was an incredibly arduous task which involved weeks of tree and brush removal on the exterior and MONTHS of the interior removal of decades of mold, rot and “animal collections” which accumulated from generations of rodent hoarders squatting in the “abandoned” property. No need to worry though, no animals were harmed in the eviction process and they are now all living happy, comfortable and normal lives on the wooded property that surrounds the stable!
Currently, we have added electricity and are in the process of adding other amenities such as plumbing and heat. You could say that, at this stage in the restoration process, we are over the “hump”.
This property is very dear to me and has a rich, but sketchy, history going as far back as the mid 1800’s.
In my limited research of the property, I have found a few dagurreotypes on the Wisconsin State Historical glass negative archives website which include the stable and, recently, I have acquired photographs of the stable from the early 1900’s which include my grandmother and great grandmother. But the story goes much deeper that and I would love to tell it if you are interested.
I am anxious to add your photos to my collection!
I am a social media recluse, so i don’t facebook, tweet, twit, twerp, or any other bird sound. Although I do enjoy birds sounds.
I do have a website with contact information that I have included below, or you could contact me the ancient way. . . . . on my flip phone! My cell # 608-574-1808, or send me a text (I’m not a complete social media degenerate!).
Hoping to hear back from you soon!
Thank you in advance for you time and for considering my humble request.
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