Sunday, March 6, 2016

New construction

People continue to purchase houses in Old Town so they can tear them down and build something else on the property. Last fall, a small house near the intersection of College Street and 4th Street was torn down to build a house that was recently finished (top) and a house near the intersection of 5th and Ash Streets was recently torn down to build a house that is currently under construction (bottom).



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Teardowns

Several houses in Old Town have been torn down recently, including a small house at the corner of College and 4th Streets (above), and the historic house at 1818 Church Street, which was destroyed by fire in 2014.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Update on 3rd Street

The small house at the corner of 3rd and Rock Streets has been moved. Meanwhile, work has started on the Louis P. Imhoff House at the corner of 3rd Street and Austin Avenue.



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Update on the Louis P. Imhoff House

After years of neglect, the Louis P. Imhoff House at 208 S. Austin Ave. was finally sold and the word on the street is that the new owners plan to restore it. This house has many original features that are rarely seen any more, such as a root cellar and a cistern, so it will be a wonderful piece of history if it is restored.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fitting Right In

This new house fits so well into Old Town that we almost didn't recognize it was a new house. This house is a vast improvement over the house that was previously on this lot at 1912 Church St. The previous house on the lot was demolished last September.

401 Myrtle St. - Part Two


Renovations are nearing completion on this house at 401 Myrtle St., which we first reported on last October.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Demolition by Neglect

This house at 208 S. Austin Ave. is one of the worst cases of demolition by neglect in Georgetown. Recently, a tarp had to be put over part of the roof because it was in such bad shape.

This house, which is known as the Louis P. Imhoff house, is one of the oldest houses in Georgetown. It was built around 1890 and is on the National Register of Historic Houses.