As I have driven by the house at 606 E. Central I alway thought it was a more recent house maybe built by Bud Walton. But I found my first thoughts were incorrect. The property orginially was owned by Judge Greenwood. The first house on this property was built by John Mortimer Traylor in 1849. That house was to stand on the property for 89 years, until 1938. At that time the Traylor family got in an argument with each other on weather the old house should be torn down , or stay. The family was split on what to do but the family finally decided to tear the house down.
Original Traylor houses as it appeared in the 1930's before being razed.
Summer Kitchen on the old house
Photo from the 1930s of the garden gate that sits behind the house.
A photo of John Mortimer Traylor who was the original owner of the house
A new house was built on this site in 1938. The new house had much the appearance of the old one. A member of the Traylor family lived in the house until around 1974.
New house as it appeared in the 1930's. On the front porch of the house is Grandma Nannice Traylor & Norma Traylor
Traylor family by the old water well that sits behind the house. The well is still there today (photo 1930's)
A photo of John m. Traylor who was one of the last owners of the house.
After the Traylor's owned the house it sat empty from around 1974 to 1979. At this time Bud Walton purchased the property and owned the house until Bud passed away in 1999. In Aug, 2002 it was purchased from the Walton estate by Jerry C. and Becky Clark, who have owned it since. The Clarks have put a beautiful hand made gate arounded the property. They recently have added a greenhouse onto the house.