Time nearly stopped at Casa Teague, which is on the sting of Longview Park that bears the identical title because the household that referred to as the home dwelling for 59 years from 1883.
The home has not had many house owners for the reason that Teagues, so the easy two-story home deteriorated silently at 322 Teague St. till 2012. It was then that Tatum native Ken Oden, an Austin lawyer, purchased the home and commenced to revive it with the assistance of Longview's native, Sherry Statman, presiding choose of the Austin Municipal Courtroom.
"I really like historical past and outdated homes, in order that was a part of it, however in all probability the largest half is making an attempt to impress a Longview lady," Oden stated concerning the undertaking.
The lengthy historical past of the home in Longview and the restoration undertaking will probably be highlighted through the twentieth annual Longview Monuments tour organized by the Gregg County Historic Museum. The tour is ready from 1 to five p.m. September 21 and 22.
The intensive renovation of Casa Teague ended with Oden and Statman furnishing the home with items of furnishings necessary to their households in East Texas, from the "Blue Parlor" on the primary flooring that incorporates a watercolor that Statman's mom, Jan, He painted from Casa Teague, to the rooms above which can be furnished with furnishings transmitted by Oden's grandparents.
Oden and Statman have stated that the home is a sworn statement of an easier lifestyle. Its restoration helps protect historical past.
“I believe it helps folks see the place all of it got here from. When you solely go to the circuit and North Longview, you’ll miss a lot of what created a profitable metropolis, ”stated Oden.
Learn extra about the home within the subsequent situation of View journal, which arrives on the kiosks on Wednesday.