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Home and Garden Edition, 2016

Katason and the Buschmann house: A labor of love


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

The historic Buschmann house nestled along South Nordic Drive.

When it comes to restoring an early-1900s house to its original condition finding fixtures can be tricky, not to mention time consuming. Greg Katason's love for the Buschmann house at 407 South Nordic Drive is obvious in the way he speaks about it and the countless hours he's spent planning its restoration.

"I wanted to keep it as original as possible," he says. "Roger Heimdahl sent me pictures of the house when he was growing up."

The Heimdahls owned the house in the early 1900s, years after Peter Buschmann built it. Katason and his late wife Libby Katason, bought the house in the early...

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