As a portion of the long shotgun house, with its beautiful recessed side porch, is prepared for moving, I heard from Darlene Boesch, whose grandparents once owned the home for many years:
"The house was our best memory of growing up. Thanksgiving dinners, sleepovers, digging for doodle bugs under the red bricks. It will be great to know that someone else will be able to live in this house again and hopefully the spirit of the house will come alive again."
Here are a few old photos, shared with Darlene's permission:
That's Darlene in the pink in the first photo, along with her mother and her sister, sitting on the porch at what was known simply as "MawMaw's House."