Greetings to all on this wet Fourth of July weekend! After a record setting heat wave early this week, we are now experiencing very unseasonable cool, wet weather. A constant drizzle will dampen our holiday plans this year. I think of our members on the west coast though, as they continue to endure the hardship of a severe heat wave and drought. Hopefully relief will come soon for them.
A number of you remarked about last week's email, so this week I have included more information on the various houses featured in the Ames Housing Auction Brochure. There is a list of all forty-one properties (sorry, there are no street numbers!) as well as some photos of properties selected for the brochure. A map of many of the properties is also included for you. Perhaps you may live in, or once lived in, one of these houses. Several of the houses that once stood across from the Museum along Mechanic Street were moved from there to nearby locations. A few of them may have been moved to the Holmes Street area. Ken Jackson, a long-time member, officer, and newsletter editor for the Society, always thought his home had been moved from Mechanic Street to Holmes Street. If you live in, or once lived in, these homes I would like to hear from you!
As we celebrate our country's 245th year of independence, let's continue to stay safe, stay well, and until next week,
Curator: Frank Meninno