Sunday, October 8, 2017

Main Street

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.

3rd and Rock Streets

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.

905 College Street

Governor Sam Houston's daughter, Elizabeth Houston Morrow, lived in this house at 905 College Street during the late 1890s. It fell into disrepair in the 21st century, but according to the Williamson County Sun, it was recently purchased and renovated by Mike Vogler. I am so glad to see this house renovated - I always thought it had a lot of potential!

810 Rock Street

An old garage at 810 Rock St. was demolished last month to make room for a four-story, 12-unit condominium project called the Lofts on Rock.

Gone Forever

After it was partially destroyed by a fire in December 2016, the owner of the historic P.J. Anderson House at 8th and Church streets promised to rebuild. However, last month the house was torn down. Two houses on this block of Church Street that have been town down since I
moved to Georgetown. We are losing historic houses at an alarming rate due to neglect and other factors. In addition to missing this beautiful historic house, I will miss the restaurant that was in it!