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A Good Thing Lasts a Long Time

A Good Thing Lasts a Long Time

Why pay rent when a beautiful home is within your reach? Is your object to enrich your landlord or to provide a cosy corner for yourself and family? Please remember that we are offering lots for almost nothing as compared to City lots, and on terms which will enable you to pay for them with […]

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Happy, Jolly Time of Lights in Capitol Heights

Happy, Jolly Time of Lights in Capitol Heights

By on 15 December, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, at least in Capitol Heights! For decades the folks of Capitol Heights have chosen to celebrate this joyous season of the year as a community. When I first moved there in 1983, we decided to implement the Yuletide Decorating Contest. The entry rules were simple: just have […]

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Minnie, Katie, Hazel and Emily

Minnie, Katie, Hazel and Emily

By on 17 August, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

School has started, and so I thought I would review some history on Capitol Heights Elementary School. Carole King and I did a presentation at Old Alabama Town in July on the school, and it seemed interest in school remains strong. My interest in solving my history mysteries about schools in Capitol Heights remains strong. […]

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A History Mystery

A History Mystery

By on 19 July, 2017 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 3 Comments

On July 9, Carole King and I gave a presentation for the Landmark’s Foundation’s “Discovery Sundays” program at the Loeb Center in Old Alabama Town. Our subject that day was Capitol Heights and two fires that were defining moments for that community. These fun and informative talks are sponsored by Ross Clayton, Inc., and their […]

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This Place Matters – Too

This Place Matters – Too

By on 16 March, 2017 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

You might perchance remember last year I wrote that our good friends Bobby and Fred were leaving our wonderful North Lewis Street. I wrote about their home, known as the Belser House, and hoped that my blog post would help attract just the right neighbor. Well, that is exactly what happened! Our new neighbors, Jim […]

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Did You Notice…?

Did You Notice…?

By on 14 December, 2016 in Carole King, Holidays with 1 Comment

This is that time of year for review and reflection! I just wanted to acknowledge some of small things that make such a large impact on my/our quality of life. Sometimes we just don’t recognize them until we slow down or someone else points them out to us. I received this note recently from a […]

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A Good Cause, A Good Party, a Good Change

A Good Cause, A Good Party, a Good Change

By on 30 November, 2016 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Ah yes, more change. This year the Capitol Heights Neighborhood is not offering its traditional Christmas Tour of Homes. This year will feature a gala and a tour of just one home. But what a home it is! It is a famous home, one of Capitol Height’s most lovely, and recently in the news. First, […]

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National Night Out

National Night Out

By on 22 August, 2016 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

My neighbor, friend, and sometimes co-conspirator, Bruce George, asked me to come play some songs at the Capitol Heights National Night Out event. Since Armstrong Park now has a cool pavilion, we thought we’d set up a sound system there. However, it rained early Tuesday evening, and Bruce decided he did not want to mess […]

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The More Things Change. . .

The More Things Change. . .

By on 12 August, 2015 in Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

I much enjoyed Carole King’s post on living in and renovating a historic home. My co-conspirator touched on many issues facing historic home owners in this modern era. I thought it might be interesting to go back in time and see if some of the issues facing my current neighbors were the same as those […]

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It’s all About Gingerbread

It’s all About Gingerbread

By on 3 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 2 Comments

The Capitol Heights by Candlelight Christmas Tour has been a Montgomery tradition for 27 years. It’s a living tradition, often sporting a new element or two. This year as you tour the historic homes, look for the gingerbread houses. Gingerbread also has a long tradition and I am getting ready to tell you some tales! […]

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