Historical Commission to honor Gibbs for work at Pritchett House
From the December 20 Item:
The Walker County Historical Commission will present a preservation award to Mary Laura Gibbs of Huntsville for her restoration work on the historic Pritchett House on Tuesday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m. The presentation ceremony will be held at the home, located at 1322 Avenue O.
One of Huntsville oldest homes, the Pritchett House was built by Joseph Lucien Pritchett and his wife Lenora in 1892. The family moved to Huntsville in 1888 after Mr. Pritchett was named to the faculty of Sam Houston Normal Institute as a professor of mathematics. The Pritchett family owned the home, which they named “Oak Grove,” until 1945 when it was purchased by William Kellogg. Kellogg lived in the home until his death, and the home was sold to Gibbs by his estate in 2006.