Martin Mindling has shared a couple more photos from the Mindling heartland in Ohio
Here are a couple of pictures for the family website.
The house in Watertown is from 1892. My aunt, Lucy Weihl Wolcott (sister of Phoebe Mindling) lived in this house for many years. It was built by the local general store owner, James T. Dunbar.
We have painted it in six Victorian colors per an original palette. There is a lot of beadboard decoration on the house and also herringbone (angled) beadboard under the windows.
The corbels are all newly made, based on patterns from one or two existing pieces.
Watertown was once known as the "village of porches" for the elaborate work done by local carpenters, primarily the Schweikert family. The screen door on the main front door is original, and signed by F.W. Schweikert. The others are repro's made by Randy Schilling, a local carpenter, to replicate the original. The front porch millwork is reproduced according to a single black and white photo of the house from the 1890's. Only the posts are original wood.
137 porch spindles were made by the Amish in Millersburg on old fashioned lathes.
Car is a 1928 Ford Model A Phaeton, restored to original. It is engine number A 11739, making it one of the earliest Model A's (January 1928). We belong to the Country A's club and frequently attend gatherings with the other Model A owners. Recently, we went on a tour along the Muskingum River with a bunch of Model A's (some visiting from the Kentucky club) and a few Model T's. Surprisingly, the T's managed to keep up with the much faster A's.