The Historic Katy Home Claim By Hurricane Harvey

Many Katy-area homes flooded because of the August visit by Hurricane Harvey, however, only one of them embodies a loss to homeowners as well as the preservationists.

The Charlotte Woods House, and B. Ray at 610 Woods Lane was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) by the Department of the Interior, U.S. in the year 2004 because of the architectural significance hold by Carol and Hill Adams. Two moved into the place in the year 1992.

“The home was the only privately owned on the register in Fort Bend County,” said chairman of the Historic Preservation Committee of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission, Shereen Sampson.

Carol Adams is well known for her work for the historical preservation, said that the house will be leveled as much as 2 feet deep over an extended period of time, because of the damage caused by floodwaters

Adams said, “It was really a pleasure to take care of it. I feel really sorry I couldn’t save it.”

This is the first time that house had flooded. But according to Costello, the engineering firm that was hired by the city of Katy just after the Tax Day flooding, Hurricane Harvey flooded 685 residential structures in the Katy area.

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