The newspaper reported that 501 East Race is going to become the home of White County Children's Safety Center, an organization in its second year of operation of supporting children who may be victims of child abuse or neglect.
The house was built in 1929. The original owner died in approximately 2003 and I had the house listed when it sold the first time. I always loved the house. It was so charming with an oozy brick exterior. Look at this brickwork. There is probably a real name for this brick work but I can't remember it. What's wrong with "oozy?"
The front used to have large trees in the yard but they've been removed. At least you can now see the front of the house better.
Here's an old MLS photo from a few years back. The columns in the East sunroom were awesome. I'm not sure what happened to them. Possibly the owners were trying to remove the enclosure windows and something didn't work right. I hope the new owners can restore them to look more like this picture.
Best wishes to the White County Children's Safety Center and thanks for buying a history house.