I am making an offer on a 1890 house (I already made another post about foundation issues and got tons of great advice) but this post is about another thing. Considering purchasing this house has gotten me hooked on Old House stuff, I have never owned a home and have always wanted to...I crave having a place to call mine and do projects on. Anyway, something I have started to notice is that a lot of old houses that are talked about here and other sites have amazing craftsmanship but many do not, I have actually seen some with very recent trim work...How come some older houses dated to late 1800's don't have the old wood craftsmanship...would those be the houses of the labor workers? while the houses with all the great wood details belong to the higher social class? Just curious about the history of these places.