First Houses

During the 1890's a renewed interest in preserving historical buildings developed. In addition, the increasing number of tourists provided a means of raising revenue to preserve and protect these old buildings. All of the spoons on this page are hand engraved.

First House, Dayton, Ohio

First House, Chicago, Illinois

Block Houses

I have two spoons engraved as "block houses". Since I had no idea what a "block house" was I did a little research on the web. The block house was like a small fortress which would be occupied by troops in case of unrest. There were usually 10-15 rifle positions.

old block house--Wiscasset, Maine

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Erie, Pennsylvania (click for info)

old stone mill, Newport, Rhode Island

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