When we purchased our house November of 2007 the house was owned by a young woman who was selling it because she was getting married. Her family had helped her fix it up a bit by adding green plastic shutters, painting the exterior a pale gold and carpeting the upstairs, living room and dining room.
They also had put in several replacement windows. Otherwise the house was fairly untouched when we bought it. The kitchen remained much as it had been since the early 1900’s, the woodwork in most of the house was unpainted and lovely. It also had original wood siding. I found this picture on the assessor’s website of what the house looked like prior to her owning it.