18 thoughts on “2nd floor tour

  1. Elizabeth VanArsdall January 31, 2021 / 09:00

    Loved the tour. Thank you so much.

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  2. Larry Forman January 31, 2021 / 10:01

    GREAT tour ! When we toured the home back in the eighty’s they told use that the reason for the electric and gas light fixtures were put in was because they didn’t know which would come to town first. Electric won out and the gas portion had never been lite.

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    • moorelandhouse January 31, 2021 / 10:04

      That is a great way to make sure you have the right utilities…


  3. Tabitha Lucas January 31, 2021 / 10:13

    Even though it still needs much work, you have done a wonderful job and it looks 100 times better.

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  4. carhartt986 January 31, 2021 / 10:47

    The curved banister and spindles are one of the very best features. I do not think I’ve ever seen another home with that. Also, thank you for telling us which of these rooms was above the first floor rooms. It’s definitely allowing me to better understand the layout. The curved windows and sills are awesome Frank. I would not have noticed that if you had not pointed it out. You guys have done so much work. Kerry, you make this journey so much fun with the videos. They are a highlight of my week.

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    • moorelandhouse January 31, 2021 / 14:06

      Thanks for the encouragement Linda! It makes it even more fun for us knowing that others can enjoy it as well.


  5. SusanG January 31, 2021 / 14:12

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I love everything about the house. The rooms, staircases, fireplaces, tile, closets, old light fixtures, oh! I can’t name everything! Thank you for all you share. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy following your adventure. I love old houses and the history behind them. It’s wonderful that you guys are saving Mooreland House. Have you ever heard of or visited Biltmore House in Asheville NC? It was built in the same time period. Of course, now it is a tourist destination, although still privately owned by the Vanderbilt family. I visit there 4 or 5 times a year. I just can’t get enough.

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    • moorelandhouse January 31, 2021 / 14:17

      Thanks for your encouragement and comments! We have never toured any old houses, we just wait for them to fall down and then we try to rescue them. =) It gives us a warm fuzzy feeling to know we are not the only ones that enjoy seeing old houses restored.

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  6. Myrgle Huffman January 31, 2021 / 15:56

    Amazing tour! Thank You!

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  7. Essie Carol Collins February 1, 2021 / 09:43

    It seems so unusual to me for the maids room to be off the mail stair case. Usually there was a different stairs for the maids to go up and down. And a tin roof?? Maybe I’m looking at that wrong.

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    • moorelandhouse February 1, 2021 / 09:57

      When they converted it from a sleeping porch to the maids room they put in a door that opened to the flat roof next to the stained glass window. The help could exit their room and go across the flat roof and reenter the house at the back stairs. If you watch the video we put out 5 months ago called “Revealing the Stained Glass Window” you will see the walkway as we dismantle that area. The tin roof was there over the entire floor when it was a sleeping porch back in the late 1800s early 1900s.


    • moorelandhouse February 1, 2021 / 10:16

      By the way, thanks for asking such an insightful question. We love discovering more and more about the Mooreland House every day and a lot of it begins with questions from people like you that notice things. Neither of the great-granddaughters that we have spoken with knew about it being a sleeping porch before it was converted. We are wondering if Gladys (the housekeeper for about 70 years) knew that her floor sloped because it was originally a roof.


      • Essie Carol Collins February 2, 2021 / 10:23

        Thanks for the reply I will go back and look at the video that shows how it was converted. This is a learning experience for sure!!

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  8. William L Rogers March 25, 2021 / 19:43

    I noticed the broken leaded glass in the door. Were any of the pieces that came out of the door found? If they were I assumed you saved them.

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    • moorelandhouse March 25, 2021 / 21:22

      We have enough pieces to rework about half of the window. Quite a few of them were broken in half.


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