My Friend, Larry – A Guest BloggerPosted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 | |
Larry is a neighbor and a good friend of mine. He’s going into the 3rd grade at Overby Sheppard Elementary School. He and several other boys including his older brother have been reading the booklet – Rediscover the Barton Heights Community. Larry is my first Guest Blogger, and this is what he has to say….
The history of barton
The first house built on barton was called Corner Minor Estate.
It is in my neighborhood. I moved here because we needed to go to a new school overby sheppard.
I have a lot of history of my neighborhood like the first church of my neighborhood.
Me and my friends have fun learning about the neighborhood and on Saturdays u-turn is teaching us how to play soccer .I do a lot so I try to do stuff every week because it is now summer so I have A lot of stuff on my plate. I am writing because I love to write story’s and I have a story book. I am going to put pictures on. And I love cup stacking
According to Rediscover the Barton Heights Community, “James Barton built a huge home for himself, in 1892, at the cornes of Roberts and Monterio Streets…..Sometime before 1926, the house was remodeled and converted into the Terrace Springs Sanitarium. Today, over one hundred years old, the building is still standing and is still in use. It is now known as Terrace Hill Home for the Aged.”
Unfortunately, that was written in 1995. At some point, it was abandoned and left empty. We have many, many dreams for this house…that it will be used again for a community center, affordable housing, or a school. We have God-sized dreams of restoration!!
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