Friday Foto - Temporary Housing - Sedona Style!

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Sedona Heritage Museum & Sedona Historical Society

Sedona Temporary Housing in the 1800's

Sedona Temporary Housing in the 1800's

This is an actual small living quarters that was used in the 1800's as our Sedona founders were building their homes and homesteads. Generally, thier homes started as one room and additional rooms were added as the years went by and as the family size increased. 

Many of the founders were farmers or ranchers. The Verde Valley and Sedona farmers had such wonderful fruit and produce that many would travel from Prescott, Flagstaff and even Phoenix to get this fresh produce. 

The Walter Jordan residence started as one room. At the time the Sedona Heritage Museum took it over it had about 8 rooms.  The kitchen was added on in the 1940's and it is a marvel in carpentry. Each of the doors that led outside, had a unique wooden locking mechanism. There was a special cold cabinet that was like a refrigerator but used the cold air near the ground level under the home and it was pushed up through the holes in the airtight cabinet. Pretty remarkable work!



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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

Now that is a home my wife and I would love to have.  She's into that old construction quality that is sadly lacking today

Jan 27, 2018 02:45 AM #1
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks to have all that one would need for a comfortable life!  I hope the days are treating you well my friend!

Jan 27, 2018 05:22 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sheri. This is a really cool and interesting post. I love the picture.

Jan 27, 2018 06:30 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is one of the better example of temporary housing I have seen in a long time.

Jan 27, 2018 06:57 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

We have similar living quarters up in our California Gold Rush Country.  Somehow, I'm attracted to the simplicity of it all.

Jan 27, 2018 07:40 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 27, 2018 07:40 AM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

And the peson who had this little cottage w probably happier than we are with our large air conditioned homes.

Jan 27, 2018 09:00 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Amazing creativity in how things were done years ago...and made use of the obvious to make things work for them.

Jan 27, 2018 12:04 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photograph and this history lesson.

Life was not easy in those days.

Jan 27, 2018 12:16 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have never heard of a cold cabinet but of root cellars. I learn something everyday in the Rain.

Jan 27, 2018 12:21 PM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


And this was the original tiny home!  Love your picture and explanation, and I love the refrigeration system.  A

Jan 27, 2018 01:32 PM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I was going to say what Ron and Alexandra Seigel said. Great photo and fun to hear about the history of how they lived.  In Bend, Oregon, the High Desert Museum as an old western town set up,  and you stroll through various scenes, similar to this one. D 

Jan 27, 2018 02:20 PM #12
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sheri,
When I saw that picture it reminded me of my grandfathere's cabin.  I'm glad I didn't live during those days.  LOL

Jan 27, 2018 06:04 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you for showing us all this masterpiece of Americana Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jan 27, 2018 11:00 PM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Very different times and living arrangements back in those years, Sheri.

Jan 28, 2018 05:35 AM #15
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheri, I love your picture, looks like there's everything one could need. I don't need a big place but, maybe just a little bigger than this one. Very cool to see how people lived back then. 

Jan 29, 2018 04:41 AM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Sheri. Have a great day and a most productive week.

Jan 29, 2018 05:27 AM #17
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Sheri... I love touring places like this... and imagining how people used to live.

Jan 29, 2018 05:38 AM #18
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, that would be fun to see this construction, and reminds me of tiny houses today.

Jan 29, 2018 07:26 AM #19
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is great, i love history and it would be great to see. Have a good day Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jan 29, 2018 08:02 AM #20
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