The San Saba Garden Club has announced the San Saba Yard of the Month award to Richard and Sara Huron’s newly acquired place at 204 W. Pecan. The couple who reside in the same block purchased the historic home several years ago from Mr. GC Lackey.
The structure dates back to the 1800s, has framing with square cut nails, original floors, an old cistern out back as well as an old shed. An engraved sidewalk piece has the name of OD Kirkpatrick with the date of July 6, ’26. Richard commented that Mrs. Paula Barrier had told them that her grandparents lived in the house where she was born and that she was thrilled that they were preserving the place. A gentleman named Joe Oliver who was visiting San Saba last year stopped by the house asking to take some pictures as it was his birthplace and home as a child many years ago, also.
In the past several years all the surrounding grounds of the house have been neatly landscaped by Sara and Richard with both original plants and new ones. Pecan trees and a Red Bud tree provide a canopy of shade for much of the yard. The flowerbed borders display the old rectangular rocks used in the house’s original foundation which is being replaced with more sturdy concrete blocks by Richard in the old home’s restoration. Beds of irises of different colors, cannas, gladiolas, althea, roses, ferns, and many other plants adorn the decorated yard and front porch. Richard and Sara say that they are fascinated that each spring they find some unusual plant pop up in some of the original beds along the house. They acknowledge that the work is hard, but very rewarding to them. Congratulations to the Hurons and thanks to Richard and Sara for making San Saba a beautiful place to live!