1912 Alston Ave.

1912 Alston Ave. – Yard of the Month (August 2016)

Fairmount Yard of the Month for August is 1912 Alston, an aptly water-wise landscape with many Southwest native plants. Phil Bordeleau purchased the yellow, two-story home with white trim for the second time in June 2010. He first owned 1912 Alston briefly in 1992, it being one of seven houses he

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July 2016 – General Meeting Minutes

Fairmount National Historic District General Meeting July 26, 2016 Meeting Called to Order by Pat Bradley – 7:00 p.m. Introduction of New Members – two new member households: Matt & Ashley on 5th; Ashley on Lipscomb.  Welcome! AGENDA Neighborhood Police Officer Update – Sergio Guadarrama (FTW NPO OF THE YEAR!)

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Fairmount Community Library

Fairmount Community Library expands offerings

by Sara Karashin Since its reopening in 2015, the Fairmount Community Library’s unofficial motto has been “More Than Just Books” and that statement has never been more true than it is now. While the lounge has just been updated with new bookshelves and the card cataloguing process continues with new

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July 2016 – Board Meeting Minutes

FNA Board Minutes  July 5, 2016; 7:00 pm Attending: Carrie Carter, Membership; Kim Worley, Administration; Martin Dahl, Preservation; David Thrapp, Infrastructure; Geri Cotton, Public Safety; Melanie Dotzour, Finance; Stacy Lueker, Communications; Pat Bradley, President Ex Officio Board: Mickey Bradley; Fred Harper Directors’ Reports  Historic Preservation – Martin Dahl Spoke at

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1707 Washington Ave.

1707 Washington Ave. – Yard of the Month (July 2016)

Sarah Montgomery’s 1929 Craftsman Bungalow, 1707 Washington Ave, has been selected for Fairmount’s Yard of the Month for July 2016. Sarah bought the 1929 home in October 2015. It was previously owned by Ruby D. Porter for much of the 20th century, and by Barbara Herrera-Rodriguez for the past 20

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2259 Alston Ave.

2259 Alston Ave. – Yard of the Month (June 2016)

Brooke and Tom Blankenship’s Craftsman Bungalow, 2259 Alston Ave has been selected for Fairmount’s Yard of the Month for June 2016. Brooke and a previous partner bought the 1926 “airplane bungalow” in 2007 from Chris and Rodney McCabe, “two gentlemen with very good taste” who had purchased the house in

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1422, 1424 5th Ave. – Yard of the Month (May 2016)

May’s Yard of the Month winners are Leah and Desi Suasnovar of 5th Ave. The Suasnovar’s gardens actually cover two homestead lots, 1422 and 1424 5th Ave. The home has only two prior owners: Willam Sapper, who owned it for several decades in the early 20th century, and Angelo and

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1450 W. Allen Ave.

1450 W. Allen Ave. – Yard of the Month (April 2016)

April’s Yard of the Month winner is Steve Cocanower of 1450 W. Allen Ave. Steve’s gardens make the most of an unusual yard footprint: his residence, a former storefront dating from 1912, has been converted to a uniquely stylish home and law office, and retains the vintage grocery sign advertising

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july social

Join us for our neighborhood social on July 15

The Fairmount Neighborhood Association sponsors monthly socials for Fairmount neighbors. Refreshments are provided and it offers an opportunity to meet new residents and learn more about what is happening in the neighborhood in a relaxed setting. Sometimes socials are held at houses when a homeowner offers to open up their

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Fairmount Beat – December 2015

by Sergio L. Guadarrama, Neighborhood Patrol Officer Hello, Fairmount! This is your fearless NPO corresponding from the Bat Cave underneath the Hemphill sector. It is that time of year again. This is the Silly Season which I’ve called it for years and I wrote about this in some detail in

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