Monday, October 6, 2014

Preserving Heritage

This building originally served as the office for a long-operating lumber supply business (no, I couldn't find when it was originally built). When the lumber site was closed, the local heritage society held fundraisers and managed to have it relocated several blocks to the other side of the town square. They spruced it up a bit and it now serves as a meeting spot for the heritage society.

They're adding gardens to the site with roses and plants and some trees dedicated to recognize community members.
 The rockers make you want to just 'set a spell,' don't they?
 Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

145 comments:

Sandra said...

yes to sitting in those rockers. that building is just plain adorable. I love it and am glad they preserved it

Stewart M said...

Nice looking building - I think its a good think if a new use can be found for buildings like this - some blend of new use and retained history is a good thing.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dianna said...

I'm always so happy to see an old building preserved. There was an old jail in our town that was demolished several years ago. A group of residents tried their best to save it.

Cranberry Morning said...

Interesting old building. Has almost a kind of pagoda look to it with that porch roof. Yes, the rockers are inviting.

magnoliasntea said...

I'm so glad the building was saved and is useful still. And it's really cute even if the style looks like Victorian meets Tokyo. Have a great day!

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a neat shaped building. i love the rockers. always wanted some for myself. nothing like a good time sitting in a good rocking chair. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

I so approve of the heritage society moving and sprucing it up! Sweet!

DJan said...

Yes, Tex, they do. Especially if I could sit there with a good friend and "chew the fat" together. :-)

William Kendall said...

It is neat. It's a building with character.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Charming building and I love rockers and a porch swing on a porch!

nookworm said...

So well worth saving! This is wonderfully quaint and I really like its design.

troutbirder said...

Can a building be cute? Well this one is and "comfortable" too....:)

MarkD60 said...

Interesting looking building, big upstairs with no windows...

MTWaggin said...

What a cool looking building. I am so glad when someone steps up to preserve these old beauties!

Jeevan said...

That’s pretty little heritage building! Beautiful capture and it seems enhanced by the gardens

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, What an elegant little building. That is such a nice thing to do to reuse a building for the community. Have a wonderful day today!

Montanagirl said...

That's a very quaint and attractive house! I wanted to say I hope you're no where near the Dallas "Ebola" problem they're having. I'll be back in a few days: we're preparing for my Dad's funeral. Have a great day, my friend.

Chandra said...

Glad the building is still in use for a worthy cause. The roses and other plants will likely spruce up the looks some more. BTW, do I see a ADA ramp there?

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

The house is adorable! It is nice to see it having been saved and still utilized. As the foliage continued to grow it will become even more charming.

Leovi said...

I would definitely like to live in this beautiful home!

Tom said...

Sweet little place! Tom The Backroads Traveller

LV said...

Enjoy rocking no mater where.

Rose said...

Oh, that is darling...not normally a term I would use for a place but it fits. And I would sure take it for a quilt studio, though not sure it would be big enough. I would manage some way.

Julia said...

What a cute little building. It looks so inviting. I love that they added some gardens.

Hugs,
JB

Patty Woodland said...

It is an interesting little building

Team G Square said...

Nice looking building. Thanks for sharing with us

Debbie said...

ohhhh that's so cute and i love the color. i could def live there.

i have never seen adirondack rockers....they need pillows ;)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I uniquely styled building. It looks to be a perfect square in shape. So nice that it was preserved.

don said...

It is such a great looking house. That novel design seems well worth maintaining.

Inger said...

My hubby would go crazy for that veranda. Growing up in New Orleans, that's one thing he truly loves. An interesting building and great that they saved it.

barbara l. hale said...

It's always great to see a beautiful, old building reclaimed. That looks like a really fine one. And yep, I wouldn't mind a little sit in one of those rockers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love to see folks preserving history!

Pom Pom said...

That is a very sweet little spot!

Terry and Linda said...

What an odd, but lovely, little building!!

Linda
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Birdman said...

Funny. Reminds me of a duck house in the middle of our Deering Oaks.

rottrover said...

I love those Texas style roofs. We don't see those - ever - in California. Beautiful!

Molly The Wally said...

Fabulous and we can well imagine sitting out there watching the world go by. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sally Crowe said...

LOVE! :)

carolann said...

Oh Tex the bottom half looks like my one Specialist home he uses for his office.

How many people think alike in a big wide world.

If my guy had roses it would be so pretty.

Thanks for sharing.

Brzoza B said...

Beautiful house photos...

Sylvia K said...

Lovely old house!! Glad they're saving it! Great pics as always!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It's wonderful that they saved that gem of a structure!

ellen abbott said...

what an unusual house with the deep porch roof and then a couple more feet of wall before the roof line.

Karen said...

A neat little building with an interesting roof!

DIMI said...

What a lovely building Tex!The garden is so preety!!Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good on them for preserving it!

I'd sit and rock...as long as it isn't too muggy and buggy out.
~

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is interesting! There is a trend about, for moving into VERY small homes. Really small condos, and small 800sq. foot homes. This is precious!

Stephen Hayes said...

It's a charming little building. Yes, Id like to sit a spell and rock on that porch.

Mersad said...

Love the elegant design.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Andrea Priebe said...

It is so good to see things from the past being perserved. This is a beautiful little building and I am with you ... Rocking chairs always beckon to me :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Nancy J said...

Lovely building, and those front steps, the way they are wider at the low edge, suit the front door and rockers perfectly. Rose bushes, everyone has gone to a lot of planning and hard work to make this happen. Cheers,Jean.

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That's a neat looking building! Never seen one like that before!

Karen S. said...

They certainly did spruce this up! I really like stories like this, and this building sure appears like one so worthy to live on!

Jocee said...

A very cute building, glad to see it is being looked after and used. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Wonderful, I love those kind of buildings.

Marie said...

What a wonderful, preserved building. It's lovely, and I love what they are doing with it!

Phil Slade said...

It's how I imagine a typical Texas house, complete with rockers on the porch.

Cloudia said...

Texas Sweet!

Felicia said...

what a great little house. love the shape of it. glad they could restore it.

Kay said...

What a cute little building. I'm glad it is being preserved.

Ms. A said...

What a cute place! I LOVE the porch!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

This building is very beautiful. Well, that it preserved.
Greetings.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What a great little building :)

Pantherka said...


Beautiful building ... I like it.

Hilary said...

Very nice.. and those rockers do indeed look inviting.

Halcyon said...

A perfect country home!

Debby Ray said...

What a darling little place...yes, very inviting!

Robin Lamb said...

T, what a pretty little building! We have one here in our village that's about the same size. They use it as a meeting place and a phone museum!

Small City Scenes said...

What a great little house. There is a similar one here that also used to belong to a lumber/mill owner usd as the office. I will see if I can find the shot or go take another one. I wonder if lumber companies like that style. MB

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like that house! It has the look of a cottage. I like the fact that it's being used and preserved too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Always happy to see history (and pretty buildings) preserved.

mick said...

Beautiful building and it certainly give a great sense of continuity in the town.

Donna said...

That building is just plain adorable!

Stephanie said...

A quaint building and surroundings!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet building. I love the veranda with the wide roof over it - and no posts holding it up! I'm glad it's been saved from the wrecking ball.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Preserving old buildings is essential for the community and history.
This lovely little house is so sweet.
Would be nice to know more about it.
love the verandah and the rockers..
Those walls could tell many a story.
xxx val

FOREST SNAPPER said...

That roof is very near a MANSARD ROOF.......2 sloops on each of the 4 sides... But the proper name for it??????.

great photos.

peter

RedPat said...

It's a very sweet building, Tex! The rockers are perfect.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

There should be a law that everyone have at least one rocker, they are so relaxing to sit in, especially on the porch.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Seeing buildings like these saved and restored makes me so very happy. :)
I would sit a spell if I were in town!

Adam Tilt said...

Great idea to save a unique building.

Gosia k said...

so small but awaiting for tourists

Gosia k said...

so small but awaiting for tourists

Gosia k said...

so small but awaiting for tourists

KaHolly said...

It's just gorgeous!! So typically TX.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love these historical buildings !

Pat Tillett said...

That little place is very cute. I love the wrap around porch and wouldn't mind manning one those rocking chairs for a while.

Brian King said...

How cool! That's a very unusual roof! It's nice they were able to preserve and use it.

Lynn said...

That would be a really cool little house! Very cute:@)

Ela said...

Lovely place and beautiful building !

Paula said...

I could sit there a spell or two.

Becca said...

What a beautiful little place. I'd be happy just to have a porch like that! So glad they are taking care of it. I hate seeing things like that torn down.

Lois said...

It is quite charming! I just adore that porch.

Marissa said...

reminds me of my old home . I had rockers and a front porch swing. aww those days....

Red said...

Great that they kept this old building and renovated it for a good use.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It is certainly an attractive old building. They kept it up well!

Gail said...

I love it. I could live there happily.

I'm thrilled when I see people preserving history.

bailey-road.com said...

What a charming building!

bailey-road.com said...

What a charming building!

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty building. I am happy that the place is being preserved.. Great photos.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de linda casa....
Cumprimentos

The Queen Jester said...

So glad that's preserved - what a sweet little building. I'd live there in a heartbeat - it's just the right size. After being in a motorhome now for going on three years, I don't think I'll ever want a large home again.

S. J. Qualls said...

Oh, I want one just like it!

bj said...

it's a darling little house...
so glad to hear you FINALLY got rain..it was hot here today..around 90, I think.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a beauty. Love the porch and the details.
We had big storms last night with hail and lots of rain. We sure needed it.
XO

Gail Dixon said...

It's utterly charming. And yes, I'd love to "set a spell" on those rockers. :)

Farm Girl said...

What a cute house!! I am so glad they moved it and didn't tear it down. Gosh I love the way it looks. Such an original looking house.

Randy said...

Sweet looking place.

Barb Brookbank said...

That is a great looking building!

edenhills said...

What an adorable building! It's perfect for a historical building, and I would love to sit and rock on that porch.

Saun said...

Cute little building and yes that rocker is calling my name.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a cool looking building and I'd love to have those rockers for my front porch!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Glad they preserved it as well as they did. The USA in general has so little history, people ought to appreciate such old buildings a lot more and work on them.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paul said...

Cute little place, lots of character. Glad someone had the foresight to save it!

KB Bear said...

That's a beautiful building, and I'm so glad that it was preserved for the community to continue to use!

DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely building, different than any I have seen. The landscaping adds a lot.

Evelyn S. said...

How pretty!! It's wonderful when people look back and forward with the same "item."

SweetMarie said...

It looks so cute! I would love to rock on that porch. :)

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous little building!

Linda said...

What a cute house!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That is lovely to do that for the community. Heritage is important.

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad they had sense to preserve this beautiful building

Linley S said...

Such a quaint little house, so glad it has been preserved. Save a rocking chair for me

Stephanie Faris said...

I LOVE that charming little building. It makes me want to live there!

Mandy Southgate said...

I love things like this! I find learning about our heritage fascinating and am always glad when a building or structure is saved or repurposed.

And apologies for being scarce the last couple of weeks. I'm starting to realise there are not enough hours in the day for studies, work, blogging and being a human being. I try to catch up whenever I can!

Fireblossom said...

It's such a cute little building!

Icy BC said...

That is a beautiful building! I could live there :)

W. Latane Barton said...

What a cute little building. I bet it's fun to go to a Heritage meeting there.

MarmePurl said...

LOVE

Anvilcloud said...

What a quaint and unusual building.

Fjällripan said...

So beautiful! I really like the porch! :)

Terri said...

The porch on this one is so cute- and the house has a neat character.

Leslie said...

It's cute! I'm glad someone made the effort to keep it.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Oh what a charming place! I like Rose's idea of a quilt studio. :D

Lindy

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh, it's so cute - I'm so glad it's been preserved and is in use!

Barbara said...

What a cool building! Very unusual style. I'm so glad it's being preserved!

Grandma C said...

Now you have captured a page in my wish book. A wrap around porch with rocking chairs. I would just sit there all day watching the world go by... only moving when it got to hot or to cold. Bring me my dinner dear I am eating on the porch.

Ida said...

What a charming building.

Michael Manning said...

This is EXACTLY the type of preservation projects we need in America! How refreshing. In my hometown, the original home belonging to the Gamble family (of Proctor and Gamble) was deliberately allowed to deteriorate. A trust fund recipient and even P&G refused to intervene and it was demolished. Once out history is gone, we're just lost. This was a great story of predservation.

Midmarsh John said...

A Lovely building. Would love to rock there a while on a Sunny afternoon.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it, so cute and charming!

pattisjarrett said...

It's a cute little building. I'm glad they were able to salvage and repurpose it. I don't imagine it was cheap to move it!

Helma said...

It seems more like a nice house far:-) Very nice building and use of assembly is also a very nice site.

Amy Burzese said...

What a neat structure. Glad it has been preserved.

Lynne said...

Preserving OLDIES is a very good idea in this oldies point of view . . . Love the wrap around porch . . . and I agree, those rockers are meant for sittin' and rockin' . . .

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