Saturday, February 28, 2009

Luke and Pearl's house

This is a photo of Luke and Pearl's house probably in the mid to late 1940s. The Robinsons purchased this house in 1935 from Sam Mayhall for $550, and it was located along what was then Bankhead Highway but is now old Highway 78. At that time the home was on the outskirts of the town of Fulton. See the yucca plant by the driveway? I can remember that plant being there at least into the 1980s. And you can't really tell much about it, but there is a magnolia tree that appears in the photo to have just been planted in the front yard.

The original home was a simple four-room house, and over the years Luke and Pearl remodeled it and added on. A major remodel, including exterior brick, was done in the mid 1960s, as evidenced by the newspaper clipping below in which Pearl's yard received Yard of the Month. In 1971, after we moved back to Fulton and occupied the house, my parents did another remodel to accommodate our family's needs, and other, smaller changes were made throughout the years. The house was sold in 2006 following my father's death. It had been in the family for seventy years.

1 comment:

Kirk Robinson said...

Wow, this brings back great memories, Mona! I can remember Grandad's 1964 Chevy Impala sitting inside the garage and me playing on the enclosed back porch.
That house holds alot of great times.Thanks.