Ted Reese is very pleased of his Plymouth Borough homestead at 22 E. Shawnee Ave. and borough leaders are, way too.
Reese, 58, and his household were honored Wednesday with the inaugural Mary Barrett Historical Home Award named just after a borough female murdered in 2021.
“We are extremely honored,” Reese explained prior to Wednesday’s borough council meeting, where by he was acknowledged.
Reese’s moms and dads, Harry and Muriel Reese, bought the Victorian home in 1954 for $7,500.
“We regard it. We appreciate it. We sustain the primary woodwork,” Reese stated.
The residence, which was built in the 1880s, was originally a 5-bed room residence, but was transformed to three bedrooms soon after a hearth in the early 1900s.
Members of Reese’s family members ran a funeral dwelling in Plymouth for about 100 yrs.
The historical residence award was named just after Mary Barrett, an Air Force veteran and mother slain by her partner in their Gaylord Avenue dwelling.
“The Mary Barrett Historical Household Award was an strategy that the Plymouth Setting up Agency designed to celebrate the historical houses of Plymouth Borough although honoring the legacy of our pal, Mary Barrett, who was one particular the preparing agency’s founding associates,” Councilwoman Alexis Eroh mentioned. “She was proud to are living in Plymouth and observed the potential that a smaller city such as ours has to supply Luzerne County. She was also happy of the meticulous restoration and decoration of her personal historic residence which sits on Gaylord Avenue and was a testomony to her passion and commitment.”
Eroh claimed the Reese family members dwelling “exemplifies the attributes that Mary celebrated in Plymouth’s loaded historical past.”
“The Reese household has maintained the grandeur and historic detail with terrific delight in excess of the several years and is very well-deserving to be the very first recipient of this award,” Eroh mentioned.