5/21/06 – Visitors

May 22, 2006 at 9:42 pm (732 Walnut Updates)

The project house has become the talk of the town — or at least the neighborhood.  People are curious about all the activity and I'd bet I've given more than 100 tours of the house so far.  All the positive comments help reinforce that we're heading in the right direction.
Two visitors last week were unique in that they were telling ME about the house.  Orange Decker lived in the house in the late 60s to early 70s before selling it to his brother Doyle Door Opening With Rodwho owned it until this April.  Orange said he was the one who closed off the doorway from the entry to the living room.  He also confirmed the date of the most recent wallpapering in the living room was from 1971 (you can see the wallpaper in Rod's hand in the photo to the left.)  I found a newspaper in the wall with the date April 5, 1971, confirming the work had been done in that zone.
Orange's son Linn also stopped by to see how the place had changed.  He talked about his room, where the bed was located and later the location of his sister's crib.  His most vivid memory in the home occurred on July 20, 1969.  Five years old at the time and wanting to watch cartoons, Linn remembers watching Neil Armstrong take "One small step for man" on the living room television. Moon Landing
Keep hitting this blog for more stories about the house and the people who lived in it over the past 134 years!


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