Posts tagged with "James Whitcomb Riley"

Not your basic house

DSC05528 DSC05529 DSC05524As a Realtor, I walk through LOTS of houses (and sometimes too many houses. LOL). —But today was a special treat. 88 year old Freida Pettijohn gave Lynn & I a private tour of the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home in Greenfield. (What fun she was! I tried to hire her away but she enjoys what she’s doing way too much!!) The home was built by his father over three years with lumber taken from his own property. We got to peek into the areas JWR wrote about and that the public doesn’t get to see. It was on the cool side to see hand hewn beams from 1850 still doing their job today. Take an hour someday soon and check out this local gem (open Tue-Sat from 11-4).