Sunday, August 26, 2018

A Nice Surprise

I had just about given up hope that the Louis P. Imhoff House at 208 S. Austin Ave. would ever be fixed up. But all of a sudden we saw evidence of progress last week. And this morning when we rode by, it had been completely transformed!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hidden History

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.

Before and After

Here are some photos of an amazing transformation. It was four years in the making, but look at the makeover this house on Austin Avenue got!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

1818 Church Street

This is the new house that was built to replace the historic house at 1818 Church Street, which was destroyed by a fire in 2014.

The Hyer House

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.