The Grandparents House

The Quick Family House on Quick Hill.

The Quick family home on Quick Hill.
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The property that the Grandparents house is (was) on is on a sliver of land right across from where the family house (Leatherface house) used to be.   This part of the hill is completely enclosed in barb wire fencing and is privately owned by White Lime.  White Lime is a company in south Round Rock that supplies lime.   Their factory and mine is very easy to spot when going near Quick Hill.  They are right off of McNeil Rd.  Here is a web page that I found on the net that has more information on the White Lime company.

http://macdns.cc.utexas.edu/pub/minigrants/turpin/cedarvalley/business/Whitelime.html

Now, SH 45 in Round Rock, TX, has blazed a road right next to where the house used to reside.  The house unceremoneously burned to the ground in the late 1970's.  Although, at last check, parts of the house still remain.  The below two pictures are photos that I took on Quick Hill 3 years ago, which only depicts the limestone used to make the house, most likely supplied by White Lime Co.

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Remains of the grandparents house.         Remains of the grandparents house.

 

A relative of the Quick family, Jonathan Quick, has been generous enough to share the following photos and information about the Quick family and the house that eventually served as the Grandparent's house in TCM for my web site.  My thanks and credits go to Jonathan Quick for his research, efforts and agreement to share his family history and information.

On May 12, 1870 William S. Thompson (1823-1903) purchased two tracts of land from L.M. Mays.  Thompson was thought to have built it (the house) for his family. He lived in it until his death in 1903.  The property was sold to Peter Quick (1873-1932).  He married Sally Stark (1890-1971) and they raised five children.  Emma, Marie, Edith, Edward, and Erik (Norma Quicksall's Father).

Most, if not all of the following pictures were taken on Quick Hill near the Quick house, which served as the Grandparents house in TCM.
It is Norma's bedroom wallpaper that is mentioned by Sally (played by Marilyn Burns in TCM) about the zebras.

Peter Quick Peter and Sally Quick The Quick Family on Quick Hill
Peter Quick Peter & Sally Quick The Quick Family
     
Eric Quick on Quick Hill Eric & Carmen Quick with daughter Norma on Quick Hill The Quick Family
Eric Quick Eric & Carmen Quick
with daughter Norma
The Quick Family
     
Norma Quick on Quick Hill Norma Quick on Quick Hill The Funeral of Eric Quick
Norma Quick
on Quick Hill
Norma Quick
on Quick Hill
The Funeral of Eric Quick


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