To the editor:
I want to thank those who are taking the time and money to restore many of the older homes around Lawrence.
I love old homes and these “flippers and re-creaters” are bringing the houses’ charm and personality back. These old homes have such personality and it excites me to see them being restored instead of being torn down. Happy that John Asher’s old residence at Seventh and Rhode Island is coming back to life. He would be thrilled. The house around 11th and Kentucky looks great. Julie has done an awesome job with the house next to me. (City Commissioner Aron) Cromwell did a beautiful job when he restored his home.
I drive around a lot and I see these old houses being restored instead of being demolished. The burnt house on Tennessee is being redone. Thank you to those who see the beauty of these older homes and are willing to invest in them.
My husband and I saved the house I live in now 25 years ago. The neighbors had gone to the city to have it condemned. It lay vacant for several years. I bought it for I saw its potential. We refurbished it so we can help those who have fallen on hard times to have a lovely place they can call “home.” Over 90 people have enjoyed our home that we have salvaged from being destroyed. Thanks again to those who are bringing back charm and beauty to Lawrence’s old homes. If no one else appreciates it, I do. Thank you!