2105 Fairmount Ave.

2105 Fairmount Ave. – Yard of the Month (October 2015)

Fairmount’s Halloween Yard of the Month is 2105 Fairmount Ave., a 1920 Craftsman bungalow owned by Mary and Larry Harms. The Harms’ yard has won by Facebook vote two years in a row for their imaginative and witty Halloween décor. Mary said that she began to shop for her 2015

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1401 7th St.

1401 7th St. – Yard of the Month (September 2015)

September’s Yard of the Month is 1401 7th St., a sweet Craftsman bungalow in a quickly revitalizing part of Fairmount, near Magnolia and 8th Avenue. The 1916 home belongs to Marnie Hart and Wayne Plummer, Jr., who are excited to celebrate the bungalow’s 100th birthday next year. In 2014, they

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2264 Lipscomb St.

2264 Lipscomb St. – Yard of the Month (August 2015)

The front garden of the Hutchinson’s house at 2264 Lipscomb St. takes its cue from the home’s Classical Revival architecture, incorporating symmetry and balance in plantings on either side of the leaded glass front door. The home was built in 1903 and purchased by the current owners in 1993. According

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2206 College Ave.

2206 COLLEGE AVE. – YARD OF THE MONTH (JULY 2015)

Robert and Betty Howe purchased their home at 2206 College Ave. in 2005. The house resembles model #165 from the 1908 Sears house catalog, the year it was built, with transitional Craftsman features, including an off-center covered porch that was hosting several napping cats during of our visit – none

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1600 Alston Ave.

1600 ALSTON AVE. – YARD OF THE MONTH (MAY 2015)

Tim Appling and Philip Combs purchased their Fairmount foursquare style house at 1600 Alston Ave. in 2006. The house has an inviting front yard and a generous screened-in wraparound porch. A bright yellow door and mailbox punctuates the soft gray color of the house, while witty and irreverent accents like

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1412 S. Adams

1412 S. ADAMS – YARD OF THE MONTH (APRIL 2015)

The American Four-Square home of Bob Zetnick and Ken Davis at 1412 S. Adams presents a soothing oasis just two blocks from the hustle of Magnolia’s restaurant district. The home’s two-story, cube-shaped exterior, painted in a soothing gray-green palette, compliments plantings such as Mountain Laurel, which are also in cool

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1820 5th Ave.

1820 5th AVENUE – YARD OF THE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 2014)

by Timothy Appling In 2007 Janet Welch found herself starting over. Recently widowed, she chose to make this new chapter of her life an adventure and found Fairmount the perfect neighborhood in which to make this happen. She and her Australian shepherd mix, Pepper, found their way to 1820 5th

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1423, 1425 Alston – Yard of the Month (July 2014)

by Timothy Appling “One potato, two potato, three potato, four …” As youngsters that is how we made choices in our backyard games. In selecting the newest Yard of the Month, that childhood rhyme morphed into “one Pereda, two Pereda.” But, unlike potatoes, when you are counting Peredas, there is

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1616 Fairmount Ave.

1616 Fairmount – Yard of the Month (JUNE 2014)

by Timothy Appling “Check out 1616 Fairmount Avenue,” the email read. “It looked very pretty when we drove by.” This recommendation from another Fairmount resident is how the home of Philip and Lisa Tinsley came to our notice and was selected as FNA’s newest Yard of the Month. Many people

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1407 Lipscomb St.

1407 Lipscomb – Yard of the Month (MAY 2014)

by Timothy Appling The house at 1407 Lipscomb is more than a century old, but has stood at its present location for only about 10 years. Built in 1907, the stately foursquare was sold for $10 in 2004 and moved by the purchaser to Fairmount for around $45,000. It was

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