The fact that the President and the First Lady of the United States hail from Midland is neither new news, nor big news. What Members of George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc. are doing with the fact, on the other hand, is monumental.
The road to greatness started in a little house on Ohio Street in Midland, Texas. A Cub Scout, Little Leaguer, Sam Houston Elementary Student in the 1950’s grew to become the leader of the free world. And he traces his values back to the house on Ohio Street in Midland, Texas. Grand plans are underway for restoring the childhood home of President George W. Bush to its fifties’ splendor when the Bush family lived there. Built in 1939, the 1,492-square-foot pier-and-beam home to former President George H. W. Bush and beloved First Lady Barbara Bush and now-Governor Jeb Bush of Florida.
The overall budget for the restoration, development and perpetual operation of the 1950s George W. Bush Childhood Home: A Presidential Site in Midland has been fixed at $7 million, according to Bill Scott, president of the project’s board of directors.
The once modest but ambitious George W. Bush Childhood Home restoration project is being expanded into its adjoining Midland neighborhood as “A Presidential Site” in honor of the nation’s 43rd president.
A monumental step toward completing the restoration of George W. Bush’s childhood home was announced by State Sen. Teel Bivins on Wednesday. The Texas Historical Commission awarded Midland a Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $4,000.
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