This picture shows a fireplace which was later on the outside of the house along with a fence like this one we added around 2001.
I've been wanting to post the history of our farm for some time now. This is one of the earliest pictures of our home. We believe the house was built between 1850-1855. Notice the pet sheep and the porch was smaller. This is the 2nd generation to live in the house. The man in all of the pictures is William Riley Zimmerman. His father, James Zimmerman, built this house and later moved into Ashmore (where the outhouse came from). William's son later lived here (Glenn Zimmerman-I will post those pictures later). I will continue to post pictures that will show the progression of the exterior details. The house still has it's original bat wing gingerbread and the new larger porch was added later. We added the gingerbread to match on the porch to match after studying these pictures with a magnifying glass. We still have two sets of original shutters from the house which are black.