The house is open for parties, weddings, receptions and other similar events. Tours of the house are also available free of charge on Friday and Saturday afternoons, but interested parties must call the library ahead of time.
Since the tables in the house are too small to seat a large group at one time, board members Penny Wallace and Becky Boggess spoke in separate rooms about the history of the house. Wallace said the house was built in 1885 by Edward R. Street and had been in the family’s possession since then except for a 14-year period in the 1970s and ‘80s. John L. Street, Jr. began living in the house in 1984. He was known for many things, including restoring the house to the Victorian period and establishing a reserve in Africa for endangered black rhinoceroses. He died in 2000 and left the house to the library that bears his name. The house is on the National Registry of Historic Homes.
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