The "before" picture
Tom Garcia from Southern Evergreen meets a fan!
When you're driving around and see a house that looks a little worse for the wear; stop for a second because you might be looking at a piece of history. Our resident handyman Tom Garcia found a house in Greensboro that at first glance didn't look like much, but turns out is a true Triad treasure.
Two years ago, the city condemned The Sweeney Penn House in the historic Fisher Park neighborhood. The house was constructed around 1917, but got lost in time. When Preservation Greensboro Incorporated heard the house was set to be demolished they stepped in. They bought the house from the city and worked with a couple, Cheryl and Tracy Pratt, to bring the house back to life. The Pratts perfectly blended the history of the home respecting its original fixtures while adding modern touches.
The house has been featured in The News & Record and you can see it in the June issue of O.Henry Magazine.
You can contact Tom Garcia via email: Tom@SouthernEvergreen.com