Buy history, live in the Gingerbread house

The house at 121 West Blvd., North, often called the Fairy Tale house or the Gingerbread house, is once again for sale. This recent article, “Famed Columbia gingerbread house on the market again,” gives a brief outline of the house and its recent history.  Best of all, it does not repeat some of the urban…

Hansel and Gretel house changes hands

The historic home at 121 N. West Blvd., has changed hands once again. Often called the Gingerbread house or the Hansel and Gretel house for its fairy tale like appearance, the house has been purchased by Sean and Leigh Spence, according to this Dec. 7, 2013 article in the Columbia Daily Tribune by Jacob Barker….

Historic home, “fairy-tale house,” for rent

The house at 121 N. West Blvd., is now a rental property — and that’s good news. As I’ve quoted historic consultant Deb Sheals saying before, the way to save a historic property is to put it to work. That’s exactly what has happened to this 100-year-old house. Built in 1911 by Arch McCard, the…