Greetings Ryan and welcome to the forum.
It would be hard to tell without seeing it, and here in lies the dilemma of having to have 10 post before you can post pics. A couple things come to mind, first with a house that old some of the paint very well may contain lead and that can get you in trouble with the lead police if you know what I mean.
To get to your 10 posts fast, just answer my comments and everyone else's comments. Welcome some newcomers to the form and in a few days, or one if you want you can post a pic of the wood so it can be more easily identified.
Once you can post the pics post it in the forum for wood species and get it identafied as best they can.
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