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Introducing Business Preservation Partners of the League

We are proud to recognize these businesses who are the first to join the Abilene Preservation League’s Business Preservation Partner program. These are companies we know and trust, and they have demonstrated an interest in both preserving Abilene’s heritage and providing quality goods and expertise in dealing with older buildings. While we cannot endorse one company over another, when our members ask us for help, we will proudly refer them to our Partners.

Antiques and Estate Sale Services

Antiques and Almost
141A Clyde St Abilene TX 79605
325-673-2556

Fabulous Finds, Terry Stubbs
715 Grape St Abilene TX 79601
325-677-5110

General Contractors

Covenant Contractors, Inc., Phillip Phelps
3560 Hunters Glen Rd Abilene, TX 79605
325-201-3162

Luther Jeff Construction Co.
542 Plum St Abilene TX 79601-5204
325-676-8294

Home Improvement Contractors

Battles Home Improvement Co., Inc., Celia and Lester Matthews
1401 South 14th St Abilene TX 79602
325-673-6547

Lumber Yards

City Lumber Co.
P.O. Box 879 Abilene TX 79604-0879
1310 Walnut St  Abilene, TX 79601
325-673-5702

Mechanical Contractors

Batjer & Associates, Inc., Mike Denny
2825 Pine Street Abilene TX 79601
325-673-2556

HRS A/C Refrigeration, Henry R. Sanchez
1033 Buccaneer Abilene TX 79605
325-690-1818

Oil and Gas Supply Companies

Smith Pipe of Abilene
P.O. Box 6291 Abilene TX 79608
325-691-1085

Plumbing

3rd Generation Plumbing
Brandon Flournoy
1934 Marshall St Abilene TX 79605
325-691-1333

Real Estate Properties and Management

 Mesquite Square, Molly and John Hill
750 Judge Ely Blvd Abilene TX 79601
325-677-3500

Repair Services

Central Repair, Robert B. Lilly
859 Butternut St. Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 673-3171

Replacement Window Manufacturing and Installation

Airtite Windows, Robert and Holly Hoemke
4008 S Treadaway Abilene, TX 79602
325-672-5774

Title Companies

First Texas Title Company LLC, Andrew McCall
3417 Curry Ln, Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 794-2700

Security Title Co., Gerald L. Johnson
4400 Buffalo Gap Rd Suite 1100 Abilene TX 79606
325-695-1144

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Historic for Sale: 1174 Matador St.

If you are looking for a smaller house with style, this house on Matador, built circa 1926, may be right. Its a simplified Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow, somewhat modified with the reconstruction of a gable over the front porch. It’s on a corner lot on a quiet street, and is convenient to everything in InTown Abilene. Stucco construction with a pier and beam foundation and composition roofing. The house has a utility room and a second living area that could easily convert to a third bedroom if needed.

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For more information about this house, please contact:

Lauren Clark, ABR,CRS
RE/MAX Realtors
325-669-7225 cell
800-234-8021
lauren@laurenclark.com
or Lindsay Minter, Licensed Assistant
325-829-0616

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Historic for sale: 774 Elmwood Drive

Classic two story in Old Elmwood. Designed for entertaining! Four bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Hardwood floors and tile through out. Updated kitchen with quartz counter tops. Crown molding. Master bedroom downstairs with adjoining office. 2 living areas. Gorgeous tree canopy in back yard, inviting pool. Wonderful guest apartment over garage with full kitchen and bath. Nicely landscaped yard. The curb appeal of this classic four square will draw you in!

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cornerview diningroom diningroom2 exterior-frt poolarea poolarea2

For more information about this property:
Paula Beall
Beall & Company Realtors
Paula Beall Construction
(325)698-7600 OFFICE
(325)338-9265 CELL
(325)698-1822 FAX
email: trishayers@att.net
www.johnbeallcompanies.com
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The Swenson House Replicas are Here!

The new Swenson House ReplicaJust this morning we received the air shipment of our newest in the Abilene Historic Village Lighted miniature replicas, the Swenson House! We have them at the Elks Arts Center, 1174 North First Street, and we are here from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays through December 21st. During Christmas week it’s best to call before coming to make sure someone will be here.

The pricing is $60 for the Swenson House, plus tax. We can ship them for $15 additional. They are not yet available through our Web site, but we plan to add them soon. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express in addition to checks and cash.

One of the best things about the series is that by purchasing one of these buildings that are replicas of actual buildings in Abilene, you are helping advance the program of historic preservation in Abilene. The Swenson House joins the others in the series: the Grace Museum, the historic Paramount Theatre, the Texas & Pacific Depot, and the Old Weather Bureau Building in the series.

It was a while since the last in the series the Old Weather Bureau, was introduced in 2008. Why was that? The factory that had produced the other four replicas unfortunately went out of business. Then we had a false start, because we had to reject the work of a different factory which shipped us a prototype that just was not up to the standards of the others in the series. We knew the supporters of the Preservation League who have been collecting these would not be happy with that! We finally located a new group, and are very happy with the work they have done. If you would like to see one, just stop by the Elks Arts Center and we’ll be glad to show you!

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1317 Sayles Boulevard (Sold)


1317 SAYLES BOULEVARD
Abilene, TX 79605
offered by Kay Spiva
Stovall Realtors

For complete details on this property with more photos, see
www.stovallrealtors.com

or direct link to MLS listing:

Customer Full Report

CHARM simply seeps from this 1939 vintage home. Beautiful polished hard wood floors throughout. Top of the line kitchen appliances plus glass front cabinets, solid surface counters. Amazing storage plus an expanded master with his & hers closets, vanities & updated shower. From the curved staircase to the original Kohler shower insert – you can have both – vintage character & modern conveniences. Updates galore. Make it yours for the holidays!

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A good step for Lincoln – Historic AHS

The building as it looked before the sheet metal was installed over the windows. The planned development district would not restrict what any owner does with the windows, but does stipulate the facade will be basically the same.

The building as it looked before the sheet metal was installed over the windows. The planned development district would not restrict what any owner does with the windows, but does stipulate the facade will be basically the same.

This morning the Abilene City Council gave unanimous approval to a Planned Development District that would incorporate the property on South First Street that is the former Lincoln Middle School. This was the result of several meetings between city and AISD officials, the APL and others. This is the first real protection that the building has ever had against demolition or neglectful misuse.

In 1924 the school opened, replacing two former school buildings on the block. It was intended, through the interpretation of architect David S. Castle, to represent to the world of visitors that passed by on the train or driving on the Bankhead Highway (South First) that Abilene was a community that is committed to education. Today’s action by the Council indicates that commitment is still there, along with an appreciation for our heritage.

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Wild West Halloween Ball

It’s getting close! Reserve Saturday evening, October 15th for the Wild West Halloween Ball… Delicious dinner, dancing under the stars to the amazing 17 piece West Texas Jazz Orchestra, all to benefit historic preservation and neighborhood stabilization in Abilene. The Preservation League works hard all year long to preserve the Swenson House, Rosetyme-J.D. Magee home, and work toward downtown and neighborhood revitalization. With your paid reservation we will give a ticket for a child attending the after-school programs of the Alliance for Women and Children to attend the Haunted Abilene event later in the month.

Janine Estrella, Janet Payne and Marty Puls show "Slim"  one of the chandeliers that will provide special illumination for the Wild West Halloween Ball, October 15th at the Swenson House.

Janine Estrella, Janet Payne and Marty Puls show "Slim" one of the chandeliers that will provide special illumination for the Wild West Halloween Ball, October 15th at the Swenson House.

So join the fun… to make a reservation, just email us, or call for more information at 325-676-3775!

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Historic for Sale: 258 Pine Street

Dating from about 1920, this single-bay building next to Under One Roof amazes visitors in that subsequent tenants did not really change much in the building. Once home to Hall Music Company, a seller of pianos, music, Victrolas and all things musical, the building later was part of the LaMode dress shop chain of West Texas, and in the 1960s and 70s, Optical Clinic. The building has been cleaned up significantly but needs some stabilization in the form of roof repairs. Original woodwork still in place. In 2009 the Preservation League and Abilene Downtown Association developed a look for the front of the building. More photos are available at PicasaWeb. If you are interested in more information about 258 Pine Street, please contact us at the Abilene Preservation League and we will refer you on to the owners.

From above

From above

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Historic for Sale: 302 Graham Street (Sold)

This beautiful 1927 home sits alongside North 3rd Street and has ad valorem tax benefits from Historic Overlay Zoning. The listing is at Dalzell Realtors Click for the full listing. Updated 9-20-2011

 

Abilene Historic Landmark at 302 Graham, has lots of square footage.

Abilene Historic Landmark at 302 Graham, has lots of square footage.

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