I am waiting for the appraiser for the sale of my house built in 1909. Watched a video that said in to be a bedroom it must have a window, closet, and door, and be 8 by 8 feet. It was a coal company house. That means all the houses look alike with 4 different sizes. This is what they call a 4-roomer. Originally two bedrooms upstairs and two rooms down-stairs. The original bathroom was an out-house shared with one neighbor family. Around 1949 the coal company sold all the houses. Indoor toilets became fashionable, cast iron in green, blue, or pink. Most people think the 4-rooms were for the immigrants. In fact the company owned all the houses and rented them. Of the maybe 700 houses in the town, 400 are mine boss houses, and 33 are railroad houses in brick. The people who rented the boss houses ($33 per month) rented out the bedrooms for miners sending money back to family in Europe. Those were three bedroom houses My great grandmother had one, and she rented out two bedrooms, each with four beds, to 24 miners. 8 miners times three shifts. The 4-roomers where wore the actual bosses lived. Rent was $7 a month. My great grandfather served in the Prussian Army, was exiled to Pennsylvania, and became a blacksmith for the coal. My grandfather was also a blacksmith for the coal after WW!. Dad was a military lifer, US Army 1939-69. Myself US Army 71-05. In 05 I bought the old house. Sold my house in Bucks County, bought this place when it was a wreck, for $32k put $47k in it. Plenty of fond memories of this old house. Everyone calls it the homestead. They are correct. I sold the house to a kid from Plymouth Meeting. I listed it at $40k. I get nervous. I hope the appraiser understands.