Want to live in the house where Farrah Fawcett grew up? As Jessica Savage of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch-style house the Fawcett family lived in between 1962 and 1966 is on the market for $215,000. The Zillow real estate listing for the home even includes a picture of of Fawcett superimposed over the main image.
According to Savage, Fawcett’s parents Jim and Pauline bought the house when it was newly built for $19,000. Farrah was a sophomore at Ray High School (where she would go on to be voted “most beautiful” her senior year) at the time.
The house has recently been renovated by the seller, who bought it last year from a family that had lived in its since 1990. The daughter of those owners told Savage they used to receive mail addressed to Fawcett, who died in 2009.
This isn’t the only childhood homes of famous Texans making the news. Carol Burnett, in San Antonio, and former Buddy Holly and the Crickets drummer Jerry Allison, in Lubbock, are also in the news.
Both have been preserved, moved and repurposed.
The San Antonio home of 78-year-old Carol Burnett, who performed in her hometown Sunday, visited the Prospect Heights home she grew up in Saturday.
“I used to roller-skate in the slanted hallway,” Burnett told TEXAS MONTHLY‘s Michael Hoinski last week “I would get up to the highest part and roll down to the front door and catch myself against the screen. The skate marks were still there.”
As Ryan Loyd of KSAT reported, the home was recently moved eight blocks from its original Prospect Heights location and donated to American Sunrise, a non-profit headed by former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros. A contribution from HEB helped pay for renovation and modification.
Cisneros told Loyd it will be “a resource center for families who need education in the English language, financial planning, parenting, technology, and other areas.”
And the family home of Jerry Allison–the drummer of the Crickets and friend of Buddy Holly–which was originally located at 2215 Sixth Street, is being moved to the Buddy Holly Center property (which is on Crickets Ave., of course).
As William Kerns of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported, it is the place Holly and Allison wrote “That’ll Be The Day.” Holly’s own home was unfortunately not preserved:
Phil Price and Don Caldwell, both members of Civic Lubbock’s board of directors, indicated that Holly’s home ended up being used at a hog farm. They agreed the structure later “burned to the ground.”
The timing of this announcement was especially appropriate, as the Crickets were just inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame, one of six backing bands (of already-inducted Hall of Fame frontman) to be so honored this past Saturday.
Civic Lubbock and the Buddy Holly center hope to open up the Allison house for public viewing by September.