Saturday, February 26, 2011

Near the Square

Several properties near the downtown square are undergoing renovation. Someone purchased an old warehouse building on Myrtle Street (bottom) and is fixing it up nicely. A small bungalow on Rock Street was also gutted recently and had a new driveway put in (top photos). Ironically, both buildings have a similar mustard yellow color!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Barcus House

A few weeks ago I met the new owners of the Barcus House at the corner of 11th and Ash Streets. This house is called the Barcus House because one of its first owners was J. Samuel Barcus, who served as president of Southwestern University from 1924-1928. The new owners are doing several things to restore the house, including straightening the garage (see photo below) and restoring the windows in the house to their original size.