Monthly Archive: September 2021

Records say it wasn’t built as a Spite House

The plaque outside Boston’s Skinny House may need some revising.

Known widely as the city’s narrowest dwelling, the historic 10-foot-wide North End home across from Copps Hill cemetery has also, somewhat mysteriously, developed a reputation as the region’s most famous Spite Houses. It is even physically labeled as such, in parentheses, on a marker facing its passersby on the Hull Street sidewalk.

The lore goes something like this:

Two brothers inherited the land from their deceased father. While one was off fighting in the Civil War, the other built a

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Bodner was a master builder in Boyle, Lincoln counties – The Advocate-Messenger


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Marvin Bodner, master builder in Boyle and Lincoln counties, spent most of his 51-year career constructing new houses and remodeling more than 50 historic houses in the Danville area.

He began building houses in Louisville with his brother, Rudolph, in 1945 after serving in the Army during World War II.

Marvin returned to Lincoln County in 1948 to begin his business which continued until his death in 1999.

“His business philosophy was to always produce a high quality product at a reasonable cost,” said his son Paul Bodner.

“He was a kind and gentle

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Sheriff’s Office proposes jail addition, remodeling to deal with COVID-19

Sep. 23—EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office has proposed that federal COVID-19 money fund an addition and remodeling to help the Eau Claire County Jail better deal with the virus and rising numbers of inmates.

Construction costs for the two proposals are estimated to total $6.2 million and could be paid for by American Rescue Plan Act money given to the county. The county has about $14.8 million in ARPA money left to allocate by the end of 2024 out of the $20.3 million it began with.

Neither of the jail projects have been approved. To receive

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Latest trends in home improvement on display at Home Remodeling Showcase | Home & Garden

Homeowners itching to start their next home improvement project

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