Reception and Silent Auction at the Noakes House

The Samuel Noakes House

PHW is pleased to announce the event celebrating the completion of the Samuel Noakes House at 201 South Braddock Street in Winchester. We have been following this building's transformation on the PHW Blog, and now we can celebrate the finished product with two showing times on March 9, 2013.

Can't make it to the event but want to bid on an item? You may leave your contact information and your proxy bid by emailing us at phwi@verizon.net or leaving a message at 540-667-3577. Make sure you send in your proxy bids no later than March 9 at 5 p.m. for the afternoon showing, and 8 p.m. for the evening items!

Afternoon Showing, 3-5 p.m.
Reserve tickets for the afternoon showing of the Samuel Noakes House. The showing includes tours through both the Braddock Street and Cork Street apartment units, a barbeque and beer reception, and the opportunity to bid in a silent auction for:

  • A cold frame made from a window removed from the Noakes house
  • Bid for or against PHW's Secretary Bruce Downing shaving his beard
  • A collection of artifacts uncovered in the Samuel Noakes House
Tickets cost $20 per person and are limited to 40 guests.

Evening Showing, 6-8 p.m.
Reserve tickets for the evening showing of the Samuel Noakes House. The showing includes tours through both the Braddock Street and Cork Street apartment units, a reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to bid in a silent auction for:

  • One of the barber chairs from the Peoples Barbershop
  • The Peoples Barber Shop sign with Coca Cola button signs
  • A cold frame made from a window removed from the Noakes house
Tickets cost $30 per person and are limited to 40 guests.

Silent Auction Items

Cold Frames
Cold frame made from a Noakes house window sash.Two cold frames will be auctioned, one during the afternoon showing, and one during the evening showing. The cold frames were made from window sashes removed from the Noakes house. Read more about cold frames at Wikipedia.

Barber Chair and Peoples Barbershop Sign
These items will be auctioned during the evening showing. The barber chair is in excellent working condition. It is estimated to be circa 1940 by the Emil J. Paidar Company of Chicago. It includes the matching child booster seat. The Peoples Barbershop sign features simple block type, capped at each end by a classic button-style Coca Cola sign. See images of the sign and barber chair here.

Collection of Artifacts
An assortment of bottles and tins from c.1900-1960 will be offered for auction during the afternoon bidding. Of special local interest are Winchester labelled Coca Cola bottles, two Winchester milk bottles, and medicine bottles labelled from Dr. Fuller and Berry & Manning Druggists in Winchester. See the artifacts in the slideshow below or on Picasa.

Bruce Downing's Beard Shaving Auction
Bid for or against PHW's Secretary Bruce Downing shaving his beard during the afternoon showing.