Ginger Nelson, homeowner says, "We are the fourth owners of the home, so as with lots of historic homes people get them or receive them, live in them, love on them, raise their families in them."

Ginger Nelson, owner of the historic home at 2120 South Harrison, loves old homes. This one's a traditional tutor style house.

Ginger says, "Has lots of neat nooks and crannies, and we just love the mature trees and the brick streets."

People have been living in the house for eighty years, and have had different ideas on remodeling and add-ons.

Ginger says, "This room is really cool because it was an add on. It used to be an external porch and when Mrs. Thatcher did the pool room she added the internal pool room in the 60s she also enclose this porch to make a den."

The Thatchers were the second homeowners and lived in the house from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Ginger says, "The house was built by a man who was a Russian immigrant and then he didn't live here very long like a year or so, and then he rented it to the Thatchers. Rented it for like 12 years before they bought it. Then Mrs. Thatcher had it for like 40 years."

The formal sitting still holds many of the homes original treasures.

Ginger says, "Those windows are cement encased, so if one breaks, there's only one man in town that repairs them and he comes and leads them back in."

As you step into the dining room, another original feature stills remains.

Ginger says, "The most unique feature is the crown molding that's actually braided rope. All the walls are plaster so we try not to hang anything in the walls."

The dining room also features hidden treasures in the floor.

Ginger says, "It has a servant's bell. Mrs. Thatcher would sit here and when she was ready for the next course she would... hit the bell."

Ginger says, "It used to have quaint little breakfast nook and the butler's pantry but they pulled that all out to expand the kitchen."

Though,the kitchen's been redone the main centerpiece is still original to the house.

Ginger says, "This table was a work bench in the basement when we moved in. We had in brought in, cleaned in and re-varnished on top but made the decision to leave the fun things on there. You can see how every inch is scored so they could actually use this table as a measuring device."

What once was a new house for one family, has since turned into a work of art for another.

Ginger Nelson says, "It's its own creation, and in 20 years someone else new will come in and do something different with it."

Plemons-Eakle Neighborhood
Historic Home Tour
- Sunday
- 2 to 6 p.m.
- $15

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