Author Robert Kerr & Burlington Architectural Survey

Jul 5, 2012

When Joe Murphy’s wife, Linda, spies an ad for a “beautiful 3-story Victorian house in need of some TLC,” the couple jumps at the chance for their dream home. Renovating it will allow them to indulge their passion for antiques and to get closer to an era they believe was a better time. Privately, Joe hopes that the project will also fill the void that has opened within their family life. They embark upon a grueling three-year renovation to restore the house to its former splendor, and everything seems perfect…until the morning Joe awakes to find a horse-drawn milk cart in his driveway and his family inexplicably transported back to the year 1909. Charity talks with Ankeny author Robert Kerr about his book ‘Completely Restored’.  Later, the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission has received a Certified Local Government Grant to conduct a survey of historical properties in the area.  Rebecca Lawin McCarley of SPARK Consulting in Davenport and Steve Frevert, chair of the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission join the conversation.