History Episodes

May 10, 2021

Episode #53: The Oldest Street in the US: Elfreth's Alley

In this episode, Stacy learns about Elfreth's Alley. Located in Philadelphia, Elfreth's Alley is the nation's oldest residential street. Stacy chats with Ted Maust, director of the Elfreth's Alley Museum, and long-time residents of the alley, Rob and Sue...

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March 29, 2021

Episode #50: Town Historian Robert Goller

In this, the 50th episode, Stacy is on location visiting Robert Goller, historian for the town of Aurora and village of East Aurora, New York. Stacy and Robert discuss methods for researching the history of an old house and how local lore often...

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March 1, 2021

Episode #48: On Location at The Tool Library, Buffalo, New York

In this episode, Stacy and Bill from Enon Hall discuss momentum and maintaining enthusiasm for long-term projects. Later, Stacy is on location at The Tool Library in Buffalo, New York. The city of Buffalo is comprised of around 90% old house...

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Feb. 15, 2021

Episode #47: Lindsay Jones: Blind Eye Restoration

In this episode, Stacy and Ashley from The Gold Hive discuss oddball additions to historic structures.  Later, Stacy welcomes Lindsay Jones from Blind Eye Restoration, a woman-owned architectural conservation company in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay...

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Nov. 9, 2020

Episode #42: Richard to the Stained Glass Rescue

Stacy and Devyn welcome Richard Cann from the UK. Richard offers a fascinating look into the process of making art glass as well as the modern beliefs that lead people to replace British history with "plastic toy windows."

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Oct. 26, 2020

Gary is Still Rude and Other Ghost Stories

Stacy finally shares the experience that converted her from a total skeptic to “maybe sort of a believer, but let’s not talk about it too much.” Also, Devyn and Stacy welcome Chelsey and Susan to tell their own stories of the unexplainable.

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Oct. 12, 2020

Too Random to be a Coincidence

John Harrington kicks off the October ghost story series. His story is a tale of items lost and then found in the most serendipitous ways.

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Sept. 28, 2020

Enon Hall: In It for the Long Haul Part II

Bill Chapman. Known as the "Granddaddy of the house blog movement," Bill and his wife Gay have been restoring and rehabbing Enon Hall for over 20 years!

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Sept. 14, 2020

Enon Hall: In It for the Long Haul Part I

Bill and his wife Gay have been restoring and rehabbing Enon Hall for over 20 years! Bill's story is one of trust and vision. Although we cannot change history, we can shape the future.

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Aug. 31, 2020

Rathskellers + A Cheap Old Houses Reprise

Stacy is on vacation. So, this week's episode includes bonus content plus an "Everyone Loves Cheap Old Houses and Elizabeth Finkelstein," reprise.

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Aug. 17, 2020

Lee Ann: Show Me the Flow Blue

Stacy talks to Lee Ann, lover of all things Victorian and flow blue pottery. Lee Ann explains the origin of the style, learning how to spot fakes, and some resources and tips for starting a collection.

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Aug. 3, 2020

Alicia and Zach: What We Leave Behind

After Zach found the blueprints of their old house tucked away in a built-in cupboard, the pair went down a rabbit hole of serious research. As we listened to their story, we couldn't help but wonder what we, as old house owners, should be leaving behind for future generations.

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July 6, 2020

That'll Take Eight Weeks and Other Lies

Today's guest is Alex Santantonio from the popular blog and Instagram account, Old Town Home. In 2003, Alex and Wendy bought a row house in Old Town Alexandria, and they've had a love affair with restoration and DIY ever since.

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