Tuesday, March 13, 2012
J.J. Walton Jr. House Revisited
I found two interesting shots of the J.J. Walton house, the first was taken before the house was moved and shows the original porch across the front of the house before the addition of the large bay window. Shown standing in the photo are Judge Walton, his daughter Pauline, and family friend and Mrs. Walton. Barely visible in the background is the large water town that once supplied water to the estate. The second photo is of particular interest as it shows that the services wings on the back of the house, which had always been associated with the houses years as a restaurant were actually original to the house, at least from the time it was moved and enlarged. As shown in the photo, the windowless storage in the protruding area to the left was actually at one time an open porch, almost a gazebo like structure. Think what a pleasant place this would have been to dine outside in the summer. Thankfully the Walton house is now owned by the Gustina family and its survival is almost certain.