Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Historic District

Georgetown now has its fourth National Register Historic District − The Olive Street Historic District. The district is located across the street from Southwestern University and includes 23 historic homes on Olive Street, Laurel Street, University Avenue and East 15th Street. Georgetown Mayor George Garver officially dedicated the new district at a ceremony held Oct. 17. Eighteen of the 23 historic houses in the district have ties to Southwestern. A walking tour guide to the district is available from the Georgetown Heritage Society.

You can read more about the new Olive Street Historic District in this article I wrote about the district for Focus on Georgetown magazine. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

From Gas Station to Pizza Place

This old building at the intersection of Austin Avenue and Main Street is being remodeled to be a pizza shop. It was formerly a convenience store/gas station.

Update on the George Irvine House

After being on the market for several years and even being considered for rezoning, the George Irvine House at 409 E. University Ave. finally has a new owner. The new owners are giving the house a new look.