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This Greek Revivak style house was built around 1904 by Francis L. Kister, one-time Mayor of Bowling Green and a builder of note at the turn of the century. His family occupied the house for 38 years, and then the Girls Club used it as a "home away from home" for young girls for over twenty years. The Eloise B. Houchens Center, Inc., an unique, non-profit organization, was created in 1975 for the purpose of restoring and preserving the house. Beautiful inlaid wood flooring, intricately carved fireplaces and mantles in every room, and polished woodwork throughout--all provide a perfect setting for wedding receptions, elegant parties and club luncheons. The Houchens Center is now used as a cultural and educational center for the community, and as a meeting place for clubs, associations and individual patrons who make up the membership. The Houchens Center has several annual events open to the public including a Card Party in February and August, the Annual Yard Sale in June and the Trees of Christmas in December when over 30 decorated trees adorn the beautiful house. One can tour the home every day throughout the Trees of Christmas in December and then on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the rest of the year.