Generally, older houses were built better than ours. However, there are some exceptions. Houses with ceilings that low (less than 8'), built at that time (1910) were generally built for poor folks--farm hands, sharecroppers, and such--and were often not built that well. (Earlier homes--say pre-1850--are another issue.) Some of these are jest lil' ol' shacks. In this crazy real estate market, someone will probably buy it, but before YOU do, take a good long look at the foundation, the size of the rafters and joists, and so on. Be careful. Always look for solid construction and quality.