Talk:Smith–Harris House (East Lyme, Connecticut)

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Reviewer: Yellow Evan (talk · contribs) 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

  • "By the 1890s the farm was managed by Smith's younger brother, Herman W. Smith and nephew, Frank A. Harris. " I'd add a comma after "1800's". YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • "The house was saved from demolition by citizens and restored. The house opened as a historic house museum on July 3, 1976 and continues to be maintained by the Smith-Harris House Commission and the Friends of Smith-Harris House. The house is open from June through August and throughout the year by appointment. It was added to the National Historic Register of Places on August 22, 1979." You say "The house" 3 times in a row to open sentences. Mind changing one to "The home"? YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • What were the occupation of some of the residents in the house? YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
They were listed as farmers - both noted in the line below, but I found some possible information in regard to activities with the Grange, but this would be OR to say it was the same individual. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • "By the 1890s the farm was managed by Smith's younger brother, Herman W. Smith and nephew, Frank A. Harris." comma before "the farm". YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • " Smith died in 1951 and his widow and Frank Harris, shortly before his death, sold the house and the 103 acres of land " I'd add metric units here. YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • " The two widows continued to live in the house until they went to a nursing home" when was this? YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
The exact line is "Harris died soon after the sale, and the two widows continued to live in the house until they required the care of a nursing home." - No specific mention - or any I've found thus far. Technically, the Town leased the property for $1 and it just specified after death or 12 months out of the home. Oh, and a possibility for a 5 year renewal existed, but absolutely nothing on whether it was ever acted upon. Then it was completely under the town's control. Sorry, I haven't gotten any better then that to go on. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • "and two East Lyme schools.[1]" what were the names of the schools?
Added. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • "The Thomas Avery house is a two-and-one-half story clapboarded Greek Revival house with a pedimented gable on the front facade. The house is composed of a two-and-one half story 23 feet (7.0 m) by 45 feet (14 m) block and a single-story 10 feet (3.0 m) kitchen wing. The house retains its original clapboarding with horizontal flush on the facade. The front facade has a typical three-bay design with the entrance being supported by pilasters with squared, recessed panels to support the main door frame and frieze. The entrance porch is not original, it was replaced as part of the restoration effort from previous photographs. The house has a full basement with a foundation made of locally-sourced granite slabs. The square gable windows features small panes in wooden muntins. The windows retain their original double-hung sash with 6-over-6 windows, except for the rear windows on the second floor. The one-story kitchen wing has a pitched lean-to roof" could you start sentences with something other than "the"? YE Pacific Hurricane 02:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Otherwise, it's good.

Thanks, I spent some time trying to dig up the answers for the questions, but I didn't get anything more. Sorta tough when the official website and other materials lack the answers. Sometimes I can fill in the gaps though. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)