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Old 07-19-2017, 03:26 PM   #21
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I have this image because of the automobile, but check out the roof on the home in the background.

Ain't that something?!


Is that you in the white fedora?
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Is that you in the white fedora?
Yeah.. no I am better looking.

That's the great Rudolph Valentino, one year before hedied at the ripe old age of (I think) 31.
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That's funny right d'ere. I don't care who y'are!

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Yeah.. no I am better looking.

That's the great Rudolph Valentino, one year before hedied at the ripe old age of (I think) 31.
Are you sure or is the pic doctored? As NYG points out, there's a K style gutter on that house. Did they have those way back then?
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Are you sure or is the pic doctored? As NYG points out, there's a K style gutter on that house. Did they have those way back then?
You're the expert. You tell me.

All I did was post a pic that is well-known, and is in Rudy Valentino fan books going back a full century.

did they have conspiracy theories back then?
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Roofs like this are amazing:
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Love that photograph of the roof. It does the job of a corner stone,except way more visible.


Do you think it is the original roof. Reason being,isn't 157 years,sneaking past life cycle of most slate roofs ? I know slate comes in various degrees of durability. From what I read,the black from Va. has the longest life cycle.
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It was presented as an original here:
http://www.traditionalroofing.com/TR8_SRCA.html

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Love that photograph of the roof. It does the job of a corner stone,except way more visible.


Do you think it is the original roof. Reason being,isn't 157 years,sneaking past life cycle of most slate roofs ? I know slate comes in various degrees of durability. From what I read,the black from Va. has the longest life cycle.
The image was describe as "1860_Vermont unfading green slate on a Vermont purple slate background"

Earlier in another thread (or maybe this one) I referred to Sherriff Goslin Roofs. They made barn and large old farm houses landmarks, because their interlocking shingle roofs were made to order to put either the farm family name on the roof - or the date the homestead was founded.

It was a given for our area growing up, much like Mailpouch advertising.
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This place was built approx 1930 for my Uncle Theron in Flint MI.

You can make out the kinda floral pattern on the roof. The lower most roof pitch you can just make out the little girl frolicking.

At that time Flint truly was in the Gilded Age because of General Motors. People today have no clue what enchanted, palace-like homes lay behind the gated parks.

EDIT: Yes, that roof is slate.
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The image was describe as "1860_Vermont unfading green slate on a Vermont purple slate background"

Earlier in another thread (or maybe this one) I referred to Sherriff Goslin Roofs. They made barn and large old farm houses landmarks, because their interlocking shingle roofs were made to order to put either the farm family name on the roof - or the date the homestead was founded.

It was a given for our area growing up, much like Mailpouch advertising.



Do you know of any photographs of the interlocking shingles? Were they asphalt ? Reason I ask,there were some old interlocking shingles around here (Chicago & N.W. In) They were referred to as T lock shingles. I think a small metal clip was used in their installation. Not 100% but that is what some guys said.
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Here is a photograph of a shingle that is not exact but real close to what I mentioned.


https://www.google.com/search?q=t+lo...jYEaIkMA01pHM:
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Yes, they were an asphalt shingle - th originals anyway. Sherriff Goslin is still in business.

This is the second time I've used Google Earth to get a shot of one here in Oxford. Some were nearly works of art. 50-60 years is a common life for these. Houses are being torn down faster & faster, and the roofs when the do fail are being replaced with cheap tab shingles.

The white one on the right.
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We are still in France. You have no idea what old is until you are talking Medieval. I was in the families newer barn from 1865 and the roof beams were in great shape, but the cross pieces made of about 1.5x6's spaced apart 6", with the tile roof weighing tons was starting to fail. No pictures though as it was night time. Their Chateu aka Castle already collapsed. I saved a piece of the slate roof with a nail hole in it for serving fromage. Only have a few pics taken with my phone. Apparently we are on anchient internet too and I can't upload some of the coolest photos.

Check out how the second floor sticks out beyond the first floor as shown in a previous post.
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We are still in France. You have no idea what old is until you are talking Medieval. I was in the families newer barn from 1865 and the roof beams were in great shape, but the cross pieces made of about 1.5x6's spaced apart 6", with the tile roof weighing tons was starting to fail. No pictures though as it was night time. Their Chateu aka Castle already collapsed. I saved a piece of the slate roof with a nail hole in it for serving fromage. Only have a few pics taken with my phone. Apparently we are on anchient internet too and I can't upload some of the coolest photos.

Check out how the second floor sticks out beyond the first floor as shown in a previous post.
That's neat!

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