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Historic real estate offers glimpse into the past

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Editor's note: Homes in this article culled from listings on Take a journey across the country and back in time: Picture yourself in a five-bedroom, seven-bath, bluff-top home built in 1850 on the outskirts of Boston, or an antebellum manse with 12 fireplaces in downtown Savannah, Ga. Imagine life in a two-terraced, 1860-vintage triplex in downtown Manhattan, or a Gold Rush-era clapboard home in California's Sierra foothills. Check out an East Texas cotton country bed-and-breakfast with retreat center, and a 7,000-square-foot, 151-year-old gem in the suburbs of Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan.The homes, which span the country and are listed for sale on, were built more than 150 years ago, between 1850 and 1861. If those walls could talk. Most of the homes have been updated and remodeled -- a Jacuzzi here, a luxury range oven there, an electronic-video security system in Manhattan -- so a bit of the new world lives on in the old. At least two home...