ERIC KRAUSE

In business since 1996
- Krause House Info-Research Solutions -

62 Woodill Street, Sydney, NS,
Canada, B1P 4N9

krausehouse@krausehouse.ca


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MY HISTORICAL REPORTS
PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET


RANDALL HOUSE REPORTS

Randall House Museum, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://wolfvillehs.ednet.ns.ca/


Historic Randall House

McGill University


RANDALL HOUSE

UPGRADE AND REPAIR SOURCES

By Eric Krause

Krause House Info-Research Solutions

November 14, 2008

Floor Plans (Source)

                 
Basement   First Floor   Second Floor   Attic Floor

 

1927 - 1970

"Until 1927, the property was a totally unkempt, half-mysterious tanglewood of neglected fruit and ornamental trees, with shoulder-high grasses and thistles making it even more ill-defined by midsummer. The house, equally neglected, displayed virtually no sign of habitation save occasional smoke from the chimney (eastern only) and a rare appearence [sic] of Eardley Randall at the door, answering a neighbour's knock for admission....

" My parents had hoped for years that they would be able to buy the property when the Randalls had finished with it. They did so in 1927. I helped with the final stages of clearing out the house to make it fit for human habitation, but I had been out of the province when Dad first attacked the debris and accumulated dirt of several decades. For example, he wheeled out eleven barrow loads of ashes from the kitchen floor.

"With very little money, but more energy and devotion than most people of their age possess, Dad and Mother .made the property an attractive, hospitable residence. It became a veritable clearing house for people-particularly young ones-with needs, with interests, with enthusiasms that required sympathetic listening and discussion. Dad had the house wired. Its friendly illumination was almost startling to Wolfvillians who had walked past its spectral darkness for years and years ..

" Mother's joy was in the attic. There she stored boxes, coathangers and trunks of costumes- dresses, shoes, hats, gloves, shawls, inexpensive jewelery [sic] for the use of youngsters at Hallowe'en [sic] and every occasion when dress up was de rigeur ...

1996

2008