Dead Space - Predictions?
So much happening with our house! The great-grand-daughter of the woman whose great-grandfather built it contacted us, helping us date the house to sometime in the early 1800s. (The tax office has it listed as 1875 but apparently that's the first year they assessed and 1875 is the year listed for all structures existing at that time.)
Then we got the rooms all measured out and discovered a 5 foot discrepancy in the back room of the servant's quarters. Three of the walls are bead-board, but this last wall is a sort of horizontal plank and the wall sits fully five feet off of the exterior wall according to the measurements. The thing is, I don't believe this was a late addition, since there are clear indications that a hearth used to sit against that wall but was removed, and the chimney is still visible through the ceiling (also right against this wall).
We won't be able to get up there and poke at it for several weeks, so in the meantime, anyone want to take guesses as to what it might have been?
Also, any suggestions on the best way to go about seeing in there without compromising too much?