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Restored interior of apartment of an Irish-American family, Tenement Museum (Courtesy of The Secret Victorianist).

Old Homes, Historic Homes: Why are We Drawn to Them?

My previous post discussed the Ballantine House in Newark, New Jersey and touched upon the fascination and attraction of such spaces. Why do people decide to spend their leisure time or vacations visiting historic neighborhoods and sites, especially houses and homes? Aren’t they just moldy, musty aging places full of shadows of (largely) dead rich…