Meet Bishop…the 2nd Guest Blogger

Bishop was one of the first kids I met when I moved to Southern Barton Heights nearly 5 years ago!  At 11 years old, he is the youngest of his 4 brothers who are living at home. Bishop is a rising 6th grader, who will attend Henderson Middle School in the Fall 2010.

Silliness!!! Bishop, Deshawn and Larry - The 3 Amigos

This is what he has to say….

Where I live

Where I live is not a bad place. I  myself think it is a wonderful place for all people. You see that there are kids smiling and showing the most respect to everyone. Lots of people think that where I live is a bad place. Maybe should tell the truth that are a little bad things that happen but is not very harmful.

People I know

There are many people I  know. I am only going to keep topic on my best friends . Their names are Deshawn and Larry.  I know that you already know Larry but I will tell Deshawn is a boy of many talents. He is a great racer, very smart, and is very active about things.

About me

I myself is a a boy of many talents. I am good at racing, very smart and love playing outside.I like going to the pool and my uncle house. I think that it is good to keep where you live clean, but I am not going to be the one doing it( laugh). Last I have a great thing of humor.

Deshawn, Larry and Bishop


My Friend, Larry – A Guest Blogger

Larry at Work

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.

Corner Minor 6.24.2010 ~ taken by Larry

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

Larry's Great Smile

Larry > 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!!

Larry, Wesley and Corner Minor 6.24.2010