The Gaffney Ledger from Gaffney, South Carolina on January 18, 1991 · Page 2
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r"-Pago 2A Tho Gaffney Ledger, Friday, January 18, 1991 rOasftOFDC Gnome Ss vbz& ... is January 18, the 18th day of the year. There are 347 days left in 1991. Forecast Increasing cloudiness by afternoon. High in the upper 50s. Winds southwest 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with low in the mid 30. Light winds. Saturday: Cloudy with rain and showers likely. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent. Local Briefs "HANDS ON" PROGRAM The Brookview House nursing home in Gaffney will show its support for the American military forces Monday in a special program at the Thompson Street facility. At 11 a.m., members of the staff and Brookview clients will all hold hands and stretch throughout the building, a length of some 400 feet. They will then sing patriotic songs. Families and visitors are invited to join in, according to Brookview spokesperson Terri Woodward, and should arrive by 1 0:45 so the line can be formed. The suggestion was made by a veteran who is a patient at Brookview, and was adopted by the staff so the clients could show their support for the soldiers. COMPANY BUYS PROPERTY Pan American Screw, a Gaffney company which manufactures wooden screws, decided to purchase a 1 .77 acres site from Cherokee County Council just in time of their deadline. The company had until Tuesday to respond to the county's final offer of $25,000 an acre for the property located on Highway 1 05. According to a county official, the offer was accepted by Pan American this week. Pan American Screw intends to expand its 25,000-square-foot plant by constructing a warehouse or manufacturing industry on the site. Company representatives originally offered $20,000 an acre to the county for the property but their proposal was turned down. On Dec. 6, council decided to stay with its original offer on the property and gave the company until Tuesday to respond. A SCENIC BROAD RIVER A 1 5 mile stretch of the Broad River, parts of which flow through Cherokee County, was approaved tor the state's "scenic river" program. The new status would prevent any companies from developing on the river, a blocking effort that was imposed by local citizens when a 20,000 acres lake was planned for that area. Studies to change the Broad River into a scenic status was initiated by a group called the Broad River Landowner Coalition. The group was formed to prevent the lake from being built in the historic area of the county, which members said would be covered in Before the river is dubbed "scenic river," Cherokee County Union County councils will have to approve the proposal which will go before state legislation for final approval. There's Only One Way to Uncover He Finest Dining In Town It's no secret the only way to take advantage of our wonderful specialties is to plan now. Call 487-0640 for reservations in our banquet room. OPEN SUNDAYS 11 AM to 2 PM! Alfredo's Lasagna & Steak House 108 OverbrooK Dr. (Ult Bauer biva.) asm Wc' QMr Fi iT vil) 1 high yields, L jf u j 1 income, P VI M 1 r 1 licuidity' V piVJ 11 I ca" protectin JM i " 1 reduced risk and L ', ! diversification in I 00 your portfolio, then you need to know more about Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs)., Call for a free brochure about CMOs 489-6046 R. Lee Smith Piedmont Investment Center At First Piedmont Federal 1229 W. Baker Blvd. 'Piedmont Investment Center I not backed by or garanteed by any bank nor are they Insured by FDIC Robert Thomas Securities, Inc., member NASDSIPC, Is a registered brokerdeiler. "Anticipated yields are based on analysis of (he collater al's past per lor mance. using the PS A prepayment model. Securities are subject to availability. If CMOs are sold prior to maturity the yield may be less than stated. While CMO's are fully collateralized by U.S Government agencies, they are not issued or guaranteed by the U.S Government. By BETH HOPPING Staff Writer directed the heirs to do some- when he used to buy butter and thine with it or demolish it. milk at the house. The Robbs House was an historical landmark that should have been preserved, but now it's too late. There is nothing left to save. Yesterday the back of the W. Buford St. house was destroyed. According to Howe, CHAPS did not have the money or enough time to find someone to buy the antique structure. nil Ui wearevery sorry wecouiuii i. . , . tVlo K t assist the heirs in saving the house," Howe said. "I nate nke everthing to have A gentlemen watching the it gone, nowe admitted, weve But that was at a time when the Robbs house was not near the center of town and a brick stable and carriage house still historical house was too much for anyone to take on. "It would have taken a lot of money to restore it," Howe said. "It was a hazard and vagrants had been in and out of it for years. The heirs of the house couldn't keep it boarded up." Because of the danger the old Today, most likely, the rest of it house presented, the city house come down remembered lost so much history." will be torn down. Built in 1884, the Robbs House was one of the last few remaining pieces of history in town. The structure of the house was extremely fortified. It was built with three layers of brick, each one hand made. All the wooden posts and spindles on the porch were also done by hand. "The walls were very thick," said Evelyn Howe, vice-president of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS). "They don't have that type of construction anymore." CHAPS wanted to obtain the house to use as part museum and part office space and tried everything within their means to do that. "The rooms inside were nice and large, the ceilings were high. It was very beautiful," ITS at. . '- & ft : . ... ..." " . . Howe noted. "I would have loved I x Tf ? r t- " Ji 'f ' 'if V- " ' " to have gone to a party there f f ' '. -f , " 'C with the ladies in their long I .Z , , , :J S ' ' Jk , , i.- dresses. It was a gracious fcVVtfV' h' 1 'A? U ' sC'S f! house." tSL"AS-& ',' ' The old house still had it's f V .', -V, - , J,.."A -jf . ' - . iginal wallpaper. In its heyday Tiffany glass adorned its rooms along with hand carved mantles. Accordino- to an official with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the kodds nouse was Deautnui ana S'.irr unique and should be 'J preserved. It was architecturally significant because of its craftsmanship. The house was almost completely the same as when it was built. But the exoense to reoair the HIST0RY DESTROYED The back of the Robbs House lay in a pile of rubble yesterday. But the expense to repair the (phot() by Beth Hoppjpg) a . "ml--. v - ins - nrilli'lrilllilllfc'.'8m'-aMiM-ilftk. Doen Of all the important things you have to remember.., ...this deadline should be near the top of the list. It's coming up fast. II A

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