To the editor:
Our Mother, Pearl Sowell Arant, used to tell us how she and her friends would walk to school and observe the house being built at 501 W. McGregor Street.
She knew John Armstrong Arant was having the house built for himself. The bricks were all hand-scratched which was something done to provide jobs as it was being built during The Great Depression. The house also was constructed with walls that were two bricks thick to provide an unusually solid structure.