When city workers removed the stucco from the side of this building on Main Street, they were surprised to discover writing underneath it. Behind the scaffolding at the top left, you can see the words "After Every Meal," which is apparently part of a circta-1950 advertisement for Wrigley's gum. While it is very disappointing that we are losing the mural below that was painted on this building (it is still visible in this photo), it is neat that the building will have another piece of history showing on it.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Hyer House at 904 Ash Street changed hands recently and the new owners are doing extensive remodeling. In 2009, the Georgetown Heritage Society restored the door to this house, which was once owned by former Southwestern University President Dr. Robert S. Hyer.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
This used to be a cute Victorian cottage on Main Street. Someone is putting on a huge addition that will totally change the exterior of the house. I am amazed someone is able to get away with such a major change to the exterior of a house in a National Register Historic District.
Some huge new condominiums or something are going up at the corner of 3rd and Rock streets. Meanwhile, right next door on 3rd Street, the historic Louis P. Imhoff House continues to sit vacant in one of the worst cases of "demolition by neglect" I have seen in Georgetown.