The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 30, 1986 · Page 28
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 28

Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, April 30, 1986
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THE BAYTOWN SUN I! 1MENS1ON Reggie Brewer home 'Woodlawn Manor 7 included in Heritage Society Tour By MISSY JOHNSTON Grandeur and elegance describe the Reggie Brewer home, 1711 Kilgore, located on two acres of attractive landscape. Recently named "Woodlawn Manor" by the Brewer family, the home will be included on the Bay Area Heritage Society Sesquicentennial Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. May 3-4 featuring four of Baytown's most outstanding homes. According to Peggy Scrivner, .granddaughter of Henry and Bessy Pruett, who owned the home at one time, "The Harrell family owned a small two-story home on the original land which was later purchased around 1888 by Papa Pruett." The home now boasts three stories and a widow's walk. The THE FRONT door to the Reggie Brewer home, which features an oval glass piece, extends a warm, welcome to visitors. A staircase leads to the third story of the home, which is used as an entertainment center. The home's original front door, which features stained glass, has been moved upstairs and leads to a patio. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) AFTERNOON TEA would be a charming experience in the gazebo at the Brewer home, 1711 Kilgore. The gazebo dates back to the original house built on the land by Henry Pruett. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) eucr JEAN M. FISHER COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 4 W. PuMbtrs d«My bmcntic Prinary Saturday, May 3,1986 • Create a "Purchase Order" System • Improve Drainage and Roads • Update Parks and Boat Ramp Facilities • Support Youth Activities and Assist the Elderly • Support Strong Law Enforcement M. ft r*t ky JMM M*r, SIM IMMI M., ••)!•*•, Ti. HSM land the home sits on goes back to an I8?.0s land grant, said Brewer. "Henry Pruett bought the home and then built the two- story part. He moved in with his wife, Bessie, in 1889, and they lived there until she died," explained Brewer. The home changed hands in the early 1950s when the Ray Harbour family bought it. The old home gained yet another new family when the Brewers bought it in 1985. "I always liked old homes and always wanted to take one and restore it," he said. "Woodlawn Manor" was constructed from solid cypress (with the exception of some aluminum siding) which was floated down the bayou (Cedar Bayou). The oldest part of the home contains the dining room, kitchen and china room. Most of that area was not touched by renovation when the Brewer family moved in. The china room is filled with collections of English china displayed in lighted cabinets. Each daughter chooses a china pattern as she nears graduation for a special gift. Other homes to be featured on the tour include the Mitchell Home, 2411 Cedar Bayou; The Scrivner home, 1418 Kilgore and the Brinkley home, 220 Arbor. SET ON two acres of wooded landscape, the Reggie Brewer home at 1711 Kilgore has been named "Woodlawn Manor" by the family. This stately home will be a crowd pleaser on the Bay Area Heritage Society Sesquicentennial Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. May 3-4. (Sun staff photo by Angie Bracey) THE DINING room in the Reggie Brewer home features an antique carpet, accented by selected pieces, to create a harmonious atmosphere. (Sun staff photo by Angie Bracey) Home Tour slated for May 3-4 Four of Baytown's most outstanding homes will be included in Bay Area Heritage Society Sesquicentennial Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. May 3-4. Funds from the tour will be used to move the Baytown Historical Museum to its new location in the old downtown post office, restoration of the interior of the Wooster School and publishing the "History of Baytown" for the Sesquicentennial contribution to the Bay Area. Tickets are $5 and may be obtained from the Baytown Historical Museum, 3350 Market, Baytown Chamber of Commerce and members of. the board of directors of the Heritage Society. Tickets will also be for sale at the door of each home. No individual tickets will be sold. An antique quilt display and plant sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on tour days at the museum. Refreshments will be served. NO HIDDEN COSTS! Interior • Brush • Waterproofing PAINTING Exterior • Spray' • Roll Careful Protection of Carpel & Furniture NMrtworfcol bIMIIptl price* . c 421-5969 FREE COURTEOUS ESTIMATES 1 Year Anniversary Sale 20% Off Entire Stock May 1 through 1O Thank you, Baytown, for a winning year. Riggle A Sporting Goods Store 4300 Garth Rd. 428-1111 Mother Comfort Doesn't Cost Near As Much When You Look Through a Kaiserhof Window Ask about storm and replacement windows at... BAYTEX GLASS, INC. Your local distributor of Kaiserhof windows, storm doors, skylites, picture windows, and wood windows. I. aiserhof A tradition in quality windows Since 1958 iBAYTEXji GLASS;'INC Hours Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-1 101 S. Commerce Phon/» 427-5637 B«yuwn, Texas 77520 We got them! Earrings, Rings, Necklaces, Belts, and more. Woodcreek Shopping Center J 709 Gartjh Rd. 422-6440

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