What Relics Have You Found in Your Home?

What Relics Have You Found in Your Home?

Kyle Freeman
Mar 3, 2009

One of the delights of living in Boston (winter sure isn't one of them) is the opportunity to live in old houses with a deep history. We live in a multi-family home that was built in 1907. Recently we've had some work done and in the process, discovered some hidden treasures from a bygone era. Guess where these relics were hiding?...

Our electrician found these two items (broken pieces from a bottle of castor oil and what seems to be either a very small embroidery needle or a tatting needle) in the ceiling in the dining room! It delights us to see the castor oil bottle label refer to a Jamaica Plain pharmacy (which is where we live). Both items connect us to the long history of our home and the people who lived in it.

Have you unearthed any items from the crevices of your home?

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