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Cabinet Maker's Arms

How gorgeous is this sign? I love how the present owners have celebrated the history of this home. You can do the same if you have a property with a past. In my book House & Farm Names, there is a chapter on Past Incarnations. It gives examples of house names for buildings that have had a past life before becoming a family home.

Many houses were once a business of some sort and may still possess the character of its previous life. If you are lucky enough to own one of these gems, consider incorporating the history of the house into its name. For example, The Old Church, The Old School House or The Old Post Office. For a full list, the book is available from this site.

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