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Plans are in the making to paint the 140-year-old Case Mill facility in the "Painted Lady" style to bring out the character and charm of this beautiful. historic building. The Painted Lady tradition was started in the 1960s with the preservation and painting of Victorian houses in San Francisco using bright, cheerful, tastefully coordinated colors on the ornate wood trim and moldings.

ABC plans to model the exterior color plan after this style using a complex color scheme, creating a work of art from this landmark structure, and involving restoration artists in the planning and execution of the project. Case Mill will then be not only a mecca for students and lovers of herbs, but a compelling and attractive addition to the tour lists for visitors to the Central Texas area.

ABC is looking for an individual, family, or company to underwrite the Painted Lady project with a pledge of $50,000 (which may be paid over one to three years). In addition, ABC seeks broad participation with multiple $1,000 and $500 gifts for this endeavor. The Painted Lady project is a perfect opportunity for people with an interest in historic preservation to participate in the creation of ABC's new home. Contributors may wish to honor or remember a family member or loved one with a beautiful legacy in living colon Contact Wayne Silverman or Lavinia Baumhoff at ABC for information about participation in this exciting project.

Article copyright American Botanical Council.


By Lavinia Baumhoff