That Big Red House on O Street
You probably didn’t notice the big white house with a tree growing through the porch as you whizzed by on O Street. But you make take notice now.
The once-dilapidated house (apartments, actually) has been transformed into what my readers kept referring to as “that big red house” on O Street — just a few blocks east of 27th Street. They saw renovations going on, hoped the house wasn’t going to be demolished, and were relieved to see it preserved.
The home is now a two-level store called Good Things — with gifts, flowers, jewelry, food items, kitchen gadgets, and home decor — a little like Aunt Patty’s, but with more than decor. There is a full Stonewall kitchen, for example, with utensils, gadgets and upper-end food items.
The store is owned by Karolyn and Mike Howard, who also sell items wholesale and owned a similar store in Beatrice before expanding to Lincoln. The store opened on March 3 and its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Anytime we can save an historic building from the chopping block, I call it a good thing, indeed.