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Peek Inside The Old Gough-Hughston House

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM by Beth Shumate

Gough-Hughston homeIf you've driven east on Louisiana Street toward downtown McKinney, you've no doubt seen the large white historic home on the north side of the street. It seems as though someone's been working on it for years!

We've wondered, as we know others have, about what's being done in the old Gough-Hughston, which is how it's listed formally on the National Registry. The company handling the restoration shared some photos and an update about the work in a recent blog post. The photos they shared are so beautiful, we just had to share it in our website blog for all our readers. Enjoy!

From the Integrity Custom Blog
Saving vs. Restoration
September 06, 2017
Gough Hughston house stairwell

My daughter and I entered in a discussion recently regarding the difference between the words "save" and "restore". We agreed that those words yielded two very different definitions. Without even opening up a dictionary, we inherently feel that to SAVE means to stop something from further degradation. To RESTORE means to bring it back to life. It's an active word, and much more laborious of a verb than just "to save".  Restoration happens after the "saving" has been done and we start moving (carefully and slowly) back up the ladder so to speak, and into what that thing was before it started to become, well, less. 

The restoration of the Gough-Hughston (the name formally used on the National Registry) home on Louisiana Street is a "restoration" in the true sense of the word. The owners fell in love with the home many years ago, and it's taken trial and error for them to find a contractor that shared that same infatuation. And if you follow us even just a smidge, you know that it was a match made in heaven.

Read the rest of the blog entry and see more photos on Integrity Custom's site...