Home in the Heights: 1922 Yale bungalow takes center stage
The Houston Heights Association's Restoration/Historic Committee will be back doing what it does best Thursday night, profiling some of the area's most historic homes.
The committee will be meeting at the 1922 Rosenthal House, 1422 Yale, Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Formerly the home of Apple Termite and Pest Control, two new businesses, Heights Plant Farm and Whitehouse Wood Works, have opened their doors at the site. According to committee chair Dean Swanson, "This home is very typical of the 1920's period style bungalow found throughout the Houston Heights. It has a tiny kitchen area and other small rooms downstairs and loft area above. The Heights was originally built as a 'blue-collar' family neighborhood, but many homeowners did start businesses in their homes and for many that practice continues today."
Heights Plant Farm is a native and special order plant business, but it also sells local honey, handmade candles and other gifts. Many of the items are from local artists and the in-house workshop, Whitehouse, which features custom-made decks, pergolas and other wood products.
The Houston Heights Restoration/Historical Committee meetings are open to the public bimonthly to learn about history and restoration in keeping with an appreciation of the historic nature and building styles of the Houston Heights. Membership in the Houston Heights Association is always encouraged, but not mandatory to attend.
Parking for this event will be on Yale Street or in the off-street lot behind the building. And if you miss Thursday's get-together, the committee is next scheduled to meet at the 1901 Marshall-Kennedy house at 1122 Harvard, which is ANOTHER great place and, like many other Heights buildings, is in the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information about the committee, and about Heights history, e-mail Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-880-2832.
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