Artifacts and Documents

What do you do when you find pieces of clay pipes, redware, stoneware, pontiled bottles and 19th century pottery in an area that is just about to be sealed in by foundation repairs?  Dig, dig, dig.  It appears that construction of a Greek Revival side entrancde into the house provided a perfect opprtunity to dispose of some household trash.  If only the Comstocks treated their garbage with more care, I might have found something intact.

Owning an old house can sometimes make it feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

Clay pipe bowls and stems found in the walls and crawl space