Plano Profile September 2010 : Page 24

panorama Neighbors of the old house turned out to help seal it up against further damage until a buyer can be found. Saving Plano’s Wetsel House History in the remaking… The andrew Wetsel house has seen better days. Built in 1910 near down-town, the home’s louisiana Cypress wood planks were once smooth and grand. The wide windows, sweeping porch, and decorative gables gave the house distinction—as well it should, since it belonged to the town’s finest carpenter and furniture maker. fast forward to the 1980s. life in downtown Plano was far different. new businesses and city expansion claimed old houses that had been abandoned or neglected. Such was the fate of the Wetsel house, until sisters Dorothy Mitchell Johnston and Peggy Mitchell offered to have the home 24 Plano Profile September 2010

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