Photos courtesy of Kimi Abernathy
We were amazed and saddened earlier today to see one of the grand old homes of Bell Buckle being torn down. No fanfare, no efforts that we are aware of to sell it or move it, just demolished.
Webb School now owns the property and we had always heard that they cherished the building and its history but today's action has to make you wonder. Bell Buckle is usually a hard town to keep a secret, but this one was contained well.
To learn more go to a Times Gazette article written in 2009 when the home was sold to Webb. http://www.t-g.com/story/1588489.html
Having had a few calls since the event occurred, it does not seem to have been because of structural problems, unless it took place in the last three years. I know I hated to see some of the old trees disappear and a healthy Ginko tree in front, but I just figured they had different landscaping values than I.
Any thoughts, remembrances?