The two houses on 2nd Street that I said were going to be demolished came down last week.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Hugh Barron House at 1263 Austin Avenue is undergoing renovation. According to the Georgetown Heritage Society's "Historic Homes of Georgetown" brochure, this house was built by the Belford Lumber Company for local painter Hugh Barron and his family in 1910.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Old timers in Georgetown remember when this house at 1221 Main St. was owned by a man who operated the best nursery in town in his back yard. Today, the house is vacant but was recently sold. I had the opportunity to see it while it was on the market, and it is definitely one that realtors would say has "lots of potential."
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Georgetown is soon going to have two new bed and breakfasts right across from each other on Church Street. The building that housed the former Church Street Salon and Spa was sold and is now operating as a bed and breakfast called the Sweet Lemon. The house was recently repainted from blue to mint green.
In the meantime, HARC has approved plans for a bed and breakfast to be built on the vacant lot at 201 E. 9th St. Early renderings for the proposed building are shown below.
Norma Harris, the widow of Southwestern University English professor Jack Harris, told me a neat story this week about the house she and her husband built at 1402 Hutto Rd. She said some of the wood their house was built from came from one of the small houses that was torn down to make room for the new President's House at Southwestern (The Turner-Fleming House).