The drive over to Leeds from our house is about 30 minutes and I've driven it many times since we've lived here. Peter's mom and Grandma Eleanor live over that way and so the main road from here to there is very picturesque and just a beautiful scenic drive. Closer into the small town of Leeds, I've passed by this house many times and noticed the historical sign out front. One recent day driving over, I noticed that the sign said that this beautiful old home is a museum, so I stopped by and took pics. It wasn't open at the time, but I walked around and got some nice photos. You can read the sign to get an idea of the history of this house.
A beautiful wooden front door greets visitors coming up the steps.
I love the sweeping front porch with 4 rocking chairs across it. I can imagine the rocking that's gone on here over the years. This house sits right on the main road going into Leeds.
Closeup of the beautiful door.
This old brick red chimney has seen a lot of fires, I'm sure.
The little garden area to the side is very quaint too.
I thought these blue/white checked curtains were precious.
And on the back porch hangs the tools of the house, probably well used over the years.
This old bell sits in the middle of the yard. Not sure what the significance is for it. I'll have to stop by there again one day when they're open so I can see inside this pretty place.
On down the road is another place that has caught my eye for a long time. It's called The Sonnet House and I decided to drive in there this time and take some pics. We couldn't tell what this place was, but watched as a parking lot was built and things began to change. It almost looks like a church on the lefthand side with the steeple, but then the farmhouse itself is SO pretty.
I saw they had a sign up with a website, so I checked it out and it's a special events house now. Built in 1924, it's been renovated for parties, weddings, and receptions. You can check it out here.
I'm glad I finally found out what this place is used for. It's a gorgeous piece of history too.