Sunday, October 29, 2006

How Long Ago Was That!?

SMOCK HOUSE in transit to HERITAGE CENTER--November 1, 2003

Lilly Morgan, Lilly Morgan, do you recall how we and Emmert International picked up this god-awful wreck of an historical asset and toted it down the street that cold November morning of November 1, 2003! Do you recall the "Why-On-Earth!?" we and the neighbors kept asking ourselves? Most of us weren't the least bit sure it was even the building Ronald Sherk's History of Sherwood identified as Sherwood's oldest house.

But it was! Thanks to hundreds of volunteer hours and Sherwood City Hall's patience, Smock House is one of Old Sherwood Town's prettiest landmarks today. Even as we speak, a back porch is being added by Don Livingston of Teller Construction and he's not charging us a cent! Jim Wiedeman, Fisher Roofing, and Chavez Lumber are providing valuable support.

Livingston's porch-work is part of a tradition among Sherwood contractors that is older than this blog! If this blog hasn't given some of you the attention you deserve, please forgive!


Lilly Morgen said...

Right now, the back porch is being built by Mr. Livingstone and his crew. The herbs in the garden are blackened by frost. It's time to winter-in!

Lilly Morgen said...

The builders of our town are an interesting bunch. There was A.Z Hall, J.C. Smock, Matt Fitch (a brickyard engineer)P.T. Meeks, Ed Colfelt, (who started using bricks instead of wood.)Fred Epler and J.T. Barnes mostly responsible for building the houses on Washington Hill,F. Fulton, W.E. Seeney, and R. Beavert who built Seeney Hall among other buildings.

Lilly Morgen said...

I can't wait to do my laundry or make my butter on that porch. I think this year for Pioneer Days the 4th graders will be having a quilting bee inside the Smock House!!!!

jaycee said...

Good thought Lilly. Maybe next year's Trail Days will lead through Smock house instead of around it!

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