Laura,Hi Brett. So good to see you here posting at CWT! Thanks for sharing these links and for providing access to the Inspection reports. I'm pretty good at deciphering old handwriting. Is there a way to crowd source to help you with transcription? I'd be happy to help.
I've thought about asking people to help in the past, but these things are insanely hard to transcribe. I'd welcome the help if you want to give it a go. Send me a private message and once u get my kids to bed tonight I can give you the details of what I'd be asking you to do.