Committee members Jean Baggett, Shelley Henry, Jane Hughson, Nancy Scott, Rodney vanOudekerke, and Greg Wurzbach reviewed a number of locations over 75 years old which have had major improvements in the last three years.
919 Belvin Street
This house is a “traditional American foursquare” which was built in 1904. You’ll probably recognize it as the one with the pointiest roof on Belvin St! Mike and Elly Dietz have been working on it for 20 years and they say the “walls are talking” as they move from room to room in their renovations. Elly promises that 2013 is their target completion date.
Price Seniors Center
222 West San Antonio Street
The Price Center is located in the old First Christian Church building, first constructed in 1893 and then enlarged through the years. It was donated by the church and philanthropist H.Y. Price to the City of San Marcos to be used as a senior citizen’s center. Ron and Marie have personally and lovingly poured their lives into transforming this old church into a civic showplace.
329 South Guadalupe Street
This unique building has a fascinating history. It has been a gas station, fruit stand, office supply store, paint store, and somewhere way back when…..a speakeasy! Since becoming David’s law office several years ago, it has also been the scene of not one but two roof collapses so this is a remodeling project that just keeps on happening—over and over again
James and Deb Robertson
1202 W. Hopkins Street
This great old house is a good example of Craftsman architecture. The Robertsons originally purchased and began remodeling the house for Deb’s mother, but in the course of the project they fell in love with it and decided to live in it themselves. James owns Native Furniture Works in Martindale, so he hand-built much of the interior woodwork.