The yellow house was built by Robert Laramore in 1878. For quite some time it was the only two-story home in Fresno Flats. Mr. Laramore was a successful merchant and his home was the center for social and political activities. Its authentic 19th Century furnishings reflect life as enjoyed by a substantial family. By today’s standards, the house is unique in that it was built with no studs, just 1 x 12 inch boards standing straight up for two stories with 1 x 12 inch shiplap siding nailed to them. Corners are pegged. This type of construction would drive building inspectors wild, but it has stood for more than century and a quarter, including being moved intact a half mile to its present location.
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