Inspection reveals old newsprint in cabinet, take a look!

Real Estate Agent with Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County 200509394

This photo taken during an inspection of a home I have in escrow in Newport, Oregon, on the Central Oregon Coast near Agate Beach. There was a cabinet that was painted shut, inspector asked me if I could gently pry it open to see if we could find electrical box.

What I found was much more interesting!! Home was built in 1955.  A crusty old cabinet which looked like it may have once held Ball jars full of homemade jellies had old newsprint underneath the linoleum flooring lining the shelves. I took a photo with spiderwebs intact for your viewing pleasure. I think it is truly a work of art.



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Debbie Atwood
Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA - Everett, WA
Real Estate Broker

It is always fun to find treasures in these old homes we see everyday.  Thanks for sharing

Feb 17, 2014 01:13 PM #1
Barbara Le Pine
Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

Hi Debbie! This photo was unusual because most of the homes in Newport have been remodeled, built in the 1970's.

Thanks for your comment :)

Feb 17, 2014 01:31 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Barbara - first, nice to "see" you here.  I like stories like this where discoveries like this are made.  Very cool photo.

Feb 17, 2014 02:27 PM #3
Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Coach & Homeland Heroes Home Loans - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

One of my fraternity brothers was an architect student. He was very creative. He once decorated an entire room in old newspaper wallpaper.  Made for an interesting read!

Feb 17, 2014 02:32 PM #4
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Barbara, older homes often tell us about the people who lived there. This find was very interesting.

Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Feb 17, 2014 08:55 PM #5
Mark Montross
Catamount Realty Group - Burlington, VT
Listing and Buyer Specialist

I love finding things like this in older homes!  I once discovered some retro 70's wallpaper behind many layers of paint in a kitchen that I was remodelling.  I like you just had to snap a picture.  As ugly as it was it was part of the history of the home.  My wallpaper find wasn't quite a cool as your newspapers but it tells a story just the same.

Feb 20, 2014 12:48 AM #6
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