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mikev
Joined: Jun 2005
Jun 09, 2005 07:21

A recent historic structures report conducted at the Fruitlands Farmhouse indicates that the house was built in about 1828. Therefore, the description of it in 1843 as "old and delapitated" may say more about the Alcott's perceptions of the rural farmhouse than the actual condition of the house. The house was less than 20 years old and had fewer refinements than more urban homes at the time.


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