charles alderton

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Old Waco House by David Lilly
Via Flickr:
This is an old Victorian home in Waco, Texas built about the turn of the last century but being restored now. Inside are a number of period pieces of furniture sitting in rooms with 10’ high ceilings, wonderful old creaky stairs, etc. Many such houses are in various states of repair/dispair in the city of Waco. Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor. The drink was created in the 1880s by Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas and first served around 1885. Baylor University (Source of Baylor Medical School and of Women’s Basketball Championship fame) was founded in 1845 in Waco. The home shown above might have been a professors or administrators residence at one time.