Pythian Home: Past and Present

By Mandi Dietz

Previously discussed, the Pythian Home adorns spacious acres of farmland alongside historic Bankhead Drive in east Weatherford, near Interstate 20. Although technically urban, it’s a scenic country-themed parcel and a beautiful place to raise children.

Formerly a fully functioning farm, the Home adjusts to changes, rolling with the punches of obstacles brought about with time for more than a century, from tuberculosis long ago to modern day child labor laws, FDA regulations, state restrictions, funding, fire and other forces of nature.

Kristin Watson grew up at the Home and now works there as a marketing coordinator, handling social media and fundraisers. She can pretty much answer every question about the Home, considering her history of helping spans officially two years but unofficially 30.

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