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Passersby to the Huntington Metro may notice this charming 1937 house on Huntington Avenue that evokes the feeling of a time gone by. Its owner, Jim Houser, an independent painting contractor, said he began attaching the collection of old farm tools to his home when he was unhappy with how his new paint job on the home turned out.

So, to dress the place up he says he bought an old wagon wheel and a wooden hand plow and the design grew from there.  Within a year, Houser added everything from oxen yokes, sickles, saws, old school desks, chairs, milk jugs and even a push mower that works.

Houser said that he has always enjoyed “old stuff” and wanted his home of two years to look like an old farmhouse.  Now even his neighbors add to his collectionone gave him a pair of old boots and another sent him photographs along with a thank you note for reminding her of fond memories of her travels through small towns.

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