A registered historic home -- part of which was built in 1868 -- suffered water damage as a result of an unusually harsh freeze this week.
Owner C.M. Crawford said at his home on Taylor Street, part of the ceiling collapsed after a water pipe burst, although he had been trickling faucets as a precaution.
Water “just came down in sheets,” Crawford said.
The portion of the house that showed the most extensive damage on Wednesday was added in 1983, he said, but contained wood from the original 1868 structure.
Crawford has lived in Lampasas for 35-40 years.
“I don’t think we ever got down to 1 or 2 degrees” before this week, he said. “We were in a [major cold spell] in the middle ’80s …,” but that was “not as bad as this. This is very different. The worst.”