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The Beginning... When we purchased our house in March of 2020, we decided to honor the Victorian tradition and name our home. In brainstorming, we believed a family name should not be attached to it, as so many have lived here over the past 125 years , and many more for generations to come. I researched Victorian house names, created a list of contenders, and we voted unanimously as a family to call our home : Sunnyside Manor As a result, you will see my referring to Sunnyside, meaning the home Miles McNair built in 1896 .  Below is a photo of Sunnyside in its original glory. Note the 3rd floor turret still intact. The turret was taken down due to wood rot, and not replaced because of material rations during WWII. My dream is to one day restore this missing feature.   The Lore The little I initially knew of the house and the man who built it is based on word of mouth. We understood Miles McNair to have owned the local lumberyard , which explains the extensive and intricate woodwor

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