Wednesday, April 30, 2008

W.H. Stark House- SP

For my next trip to Texas, I’m going to make sure to check out the W.H. Stark House. This looks like the most gorgeous historic site that I have ever seen pictures of. This is a fifteen room house that is still furnished with the original items and art collections of the Stark family. This house is located in the city of Orange, Texas and has regular tours available. If you check out the website and click the link to tours, you will be able to see some photos of rooms that are not available on the real life tour of the house and also learn some facts that you may miss while you’re there visiting. You can even take a virtual tour.
This house was built in 1894 and occupied until the deaths of the owners in 1936. The house was untouched until 1971 when it was restored for 10 years and then opened to the public for you to view.
While you are either on the site or at the tour, you won’t be able to miss the wonderful art collections that William Henry Stark and Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark had amassed. The collection includes the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte, a Steinway Grand Piano, different figurines, different portraits, the Hupmobile Roadster in mint condition, and different vases. The Stark Family house is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and is named by the Texas Historical Commission as a historic landmark.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Back after a break from blogging

I'm back for a little now and after Tuesday I'm here for good. Tax day is coming up, and once it's over, I'm out of a day time job for a couple weeks. So.. now I'll be posting daily, if not more.