This is part of my summer research on the buildings of Caddo. You may recall that I once lived in the Methodist parsonage.
The Caddo Herald
December 7, 1945
Methodist Parsonage Burns Thursday Eve
Thursday afternoon the Methodist parsonage was destroyed by fired of unknown origin.
The fire was discovered about time school was out and passing schoolboys and neighbors did a magnificent job of taking out the contents. Only a few things like the cookstove were lost.
By fortuitous circumstances the church annex was easily made into comfortable living quarters for Rev. Royal and his family.
Methodist people had just finished repairs on the church and parsonage, but had not quite finished what they had in mind on the parsonage.
They also were making plans for a new church building, but now will have to include a new parsonage I their plans.
The fire department responded quickly and succeeded in confining the flames to the parsonage which is between the church and the annex, no damage being done to those structures.
Rev. Royal came home Friday and will be here all the time as he managed to get away from his school duties at Richardson.
January 18, 1946
Methodists Buy House to be Used as Parsonage
The building committee of the Methodist Church have bought the Jim Goddard place on Buffalo Street, in the same block with the church, to be used as a parsonage after repairs are made.
Upon studying building conditions they found that it was a hazardous undertaking to try a new building program at this time, owing to a scarcity of materials and labor, so they bought.
Lumber from the burned parsonage will be used in making extensive repairs to the house just bought.