Local residents helping keep Houchens Center standing

Unknown to many in Bowling Green stands a Greek Revival style house.

If it weren’t for the support of residents in the community, the historic building would no longer exist.

That’s the Eloise B. Houchens Center.

It was built in 1904 and nationally registered in June of 1980.

Today’s event was the annual Card Party and Game Day.

Several people from the community gathered to play card games, keep cool and enjoy each other’s company.

However, the significance comes in their monetary donations.

It cost 15 dollars for each person to attend, and that money goes towards the Houchens Center.

This money helps with insurance, utilities and structural maintenance.

Today there were 10 tables, four people at each playing a variety of card games.

Each table of four amounts to 60 dollars per table.

On average, there are 14-15 tables set out at the Card Party event.

Those who attend realize the importance of the building’s history, and hope to keep its memory alive.

The next Card Party and Game Day will be next year in February.

This event usually happens twice a year at the Houchens Center.

For more information on the Houchens Center, click here.