History of the House
I was very fortunate to purchase a "One Owner" House. It allowed me during closing to get information and stories most homeowners never hear.
From what I know of the house, it was built in 1946. I hope to obtain some old photographs and if I do I will share them here.
Back in 1946:
Average Cost of new house $5,600.00
Average wages per year $2,500.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents
Average Cost of a new car $1,120.00
Worlds First Electric Blanket $39.50
Men's Ties $1.50
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington were popular artists. Tupperware began being sold in department stores and hardware stores.
The first family, the Crawfords moved in sometime in the 1950's ('56 is what I want to recall).
During that time 5 children were raised in the home, Andrea, Linda, Walter Jr., Edward and George.
(Two of the boys are twins) The home is a 3 bedroom 1 bath home and according to Andrea the girls were mainly out on their own by the time the brothers came along.
There is a huge Pecan tree in the backyard that Andrea shared had gotten struck by lightening when she was a little girl. Her daddy went out and strapped his belt around the tree in an attempt to save it from splitting. It worked! The tree still stands and even tho the split is evident the tree has done well since.
The family has long line of ties to Savannah, dating back to when Patrick and Margaret Crawford emigrated from County Cork, Ireland,in 1842. Family members always have lived in the home. Whether it was the parents, kids or cousins. It wasn't until Mrs. Crawford's death in 2009 that the family rented the home out for about 7 months.
Most recently, Walter Jr. was elected as the 2011 St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall. If you don't know ANYTHING about Savannah, know that we have the 2nd largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the US! That's impressive!