Here are glimpses into the past: (Click on pictures for a larger view.)
Outside of the school house
One of the "nicer" homes
Can you imagine having to leave your sewing machine behind? How sad.
Most of these pictures were taken through the window with my camera lense up against the glass resulting in poor quality in some photos (like the one below).
Another sad sewing machine. I liked the bird cage.
Almost all of the homes had wall paper. In some, you could see several layers where the top layer was peeling off.
A child's booster chair in the kitchen. (This is the house you could walk into.)
Crib, bathtub and radio in this room
Close-up of the wall paper in the front room.
I think they used flattened out tin cans for siding.