Summer Beautification Award Winner Announced

One of the goals set by the Envision Livingston committee is to recognize and award the efforts homeowners have made regarding significant improvements and beautification to properties within the Town of Livingston. The Beautification Award for this quarter goes to the Coffman home located at 403 Daugherty St. Here’s a look back at the history of the house and information about prior owners:

Floyd Speck and his daughter, Lyda Speck, built the home where Rebecca and Brett Coffman reside. Speck made a living in the lumber business, having gotten his start by working for a lumber company out of Davidson County that came to that area with a band saw mill to cut a large tract of virgin timber near the Speck home in the Allred community of Overton County. Speck and a brother-in-law later went into business together and operated the Speck and Smith Lumber Company. One of the locations they had a mill set up was known as the “Horse Pound,” and was so remote, housing, a commissary, and even a building where children could go to school was built for the families and employees of the mill.

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