Wednesday, August 17, 2011
How To Save A House,…..
I, like many of you, have driven by the Buffler House on Lauderdale 47 in St Florian many times. Built in 1931 by Frank and Julia Buffler, the house was purchased in 2007 by the town of St Florian. The town purchased the house and quickly began renovations. With the town being involved, the council agreed to allow the town to borrow money from the general fund if needed. With the work basically done, that wasn’t needed. Donations, contributions, a couple of auctions and some grants helped restore this piece of St Florian history, along with the many volunteers that donated endless hours of work. The citizens of St Florian can be proud of what they have accomplished and the city government should be commended for their foresight.
The house is available for bookings. Friend them on facebook, Buffler House or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are other such houses in the area that could use the same wisdom and leadership displayed at the Buffler House. Sadly one of those houses that has a rich history in Weeden Heights, sits decaying.