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.

Twin Houses

We heard an interesting story on this year's Heritage Society Holiday Home Tour. One of the houses on the tour was J.G. Mullen House at 1305 Olive St. (top). In the 1950s, this house was converted into a tri-plex and was rented to students for some 30 years. In 1987, a new owner purchased it and wanted to return it to its original condition. As luck would have it, there is an identical house at 1602  Main Street (bottom) that the owner was able to look at to see what her house originally looked like. The house has now been beautifully restored.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Improvements Coming

The new owners of this house at 1804 Ash Street are planning a major renovation that will be a huge improvement.


At its Dec. 11 meeting, HARC approved the relocation of this house at 214 W. 3rd St. The house, which was built around 1910, is being moved to make room for new development.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The C.W. Bailey House

Recently I had the opportunity to get a look inside the C.W. Bailey House at 1703 Olive St., which is one of the houses I have photographed as it was undergoing renovation. The house is one of five that will be on the Georgetown Heritage Society's 2014 Holiday Homes Tour this weekend. You can read a story I wrote about the recent renovation of this house in today's issue of the Williamson County Sun. Unfortunately the Sun did not run any photos with their story, so I am including before, during and after photos with this post.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Destroyed by Fire

Just a few years after it was restored, a fire has seriously damaged the house at 1818 Church St.

Previous owner Marc Truxillo had lovingly restored the house before he restored his current house on Myrtle Street. Here is what it looked like just after it was repainted in 2013.