Above: Tom Eblen's house was photographed for a marketing booklet for the Mentelle Park subdivision soon after it was built in 1907.   
Left: A recent photo of Eblen's circa 1907 house, where  Maxine Harding Comley, right, lived from 1924-43. Her  "secret hiding place" is behind an interior wall between the two upstairs front windows.
Above: Tom Eblen's house was photographed for a marketing booklet for the Mentelle Park subdivision soon after it was built in 1907. Left: A recent photo of Eblen's circa 1907 house, where Maxine Harding Comley, right, lived from 1924-43. Her "secret hiding place" is behind an interior wall between the two upstairs front windows. Herald-Leader
Above: Tom Eblen's house was photographed for a marketing booklet for the Mentelle Park subdivision soon after it was built in 1907. Left: A recent photo of Eblen's circa 1907 house, where Maxine Harding Comley, right, lived from 1924-43. Her "secret hiding place" is behind an interior wall between the two upstairs front windows. Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: When old house's history is a childhood memory

December 25, 2012 06:14 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.