Texas Country music artist Kevin Fowler has always had a love for restoring old things from cabins to barns, to silos. He restored old homes and even turned an old building into a full-on wedding venue. His latest project was a historical landmark cabin built in the 1800s.

Cyrus Milton Carpenter (1841-1922) Migrated to Hayes County in 1854. He became a Methodist minister at the age of 20 and traveled the state as a circuit rider. In 1865 he built a one-and-a-half-story house made of hewn cedar logs. He brought his bride Charlotte Clayton (1850-1939). After their marriage in 1866, and here they raised their 9 kids. A board and batten addition was erected in 1898. The Reverend Carpenter opperated a newspaper, "The Buda Star"  from 1909-1917. Record Historic Landmark 1977.

Texas Historical Commission.

1800s Cabin

1800s Cabin

As I said before, Kevin loves to restore all things old, In 2015 he restored a couple of old farmhouses. One in which he moved into and made his home and the other converted into a bridal suite for the wedding venue he built to go along with the dance hall. The venue/dance hall was eventually sold to someone else and Kevin no longer operates that. The house that became his was also later sold to Paul Simon and his wife.

Farmhouse Restoration

Farmhouse Restoration

As Kevin is out touring, don't be surprised if you find him in a random antique shop or vintage shop. A couple of years ago Kevin was in town for a few days and we went all over to different antique shops and anywhere that had anything vintage.

Kevin Fowler is one of the featured artists performing at the upcoming Cancer Sucks Fest benefitting West Texas Gifts of Hope. Get your tickets HERE!

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