A Quirky Bakery & Taxidermony Shop Need Some Fixin'!

by Rachael Meyerink. Source: Zillow.

Happy Friday! Ready for a little eye candy to start your weekend off right?


The Details

1941 E State Highway, West Point, TX 78963
Studio, — baths, 1717 sqft
Circa 1814
Listing courtesy of Zillow.com

The Eye Candy

I don’t know about you, but I was sold on this fixer-upper after seeing that gorgeous Live Oak tree and the little red taxidermy shop on the property (seriously, a taxidermy shop?!). Once home to a popular bakery and welding shop, the former owners of this home leave a legacy of industriousness that the next caretakers will certainly need to carry with them. To say there is scope for the imagination in this property is an understatement!
From the listing:
So much history here! This once thriving little bake shop served people from La Grange to Houston & everywhere in between. Known as Alma”s Bake Shop, Alma Ullman Smith sold bread & pastries from this location. Her husband, Leon Edward Smith, had a taxidermy shop right out front & a welding shop in back.The original home, built in the early 1800s still stands. This would be perfect for someone looking to renovate a historic home & make it their own! Gorgeous live oak trees throughout the acreage.
Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at myqueenanne.wordpress.com.

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