Saturday, July 18, 2009

What would you do?

What would you do if you owned this 1880 Gothic Revival style house? It was built in 1880 by early and influential Wallace businessman Peter Robidoux.

If you were Buddy and Glenda Allama you'd buy it and renovate it one room at a time.

Twelve of us that ventured to Wallace for The Happening met here for snacks and a tour. It was amazing.

This is just a view of the staircase but you get the idea that they've done a magnificent job in restoring the signature historic home left in Wallace, population 66, in Wallace County.

They have a commercial kitchen and love to host groups or give tours.

After two more rooms are done, they'll start on the outside.

People like Buddy and Glenda are an inspiration. To understand why people would make this kind of an investment and effort in a small town will help you "Get Kansas!"

KE #2 Marci Penner

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Riley County HHW facility gives away free paint to paint houses like this.