The first house we bought was a beautifully-preserved early 1900s structure that was the first house in our village to have indoor plumbing. The elderly lady who owned it before us was a fanatic about caring for things. When a workman came to do a repair, she wrapped plastic around the door knobs so no grease or dirt would get on them. She had the house remodeled in 1957. When we removed the old wallpaper the exact date the work had been done was penciled on the wall. The house looked exactly like it had looked in 1957.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2007/07/09/point-make-mine-restored