A few readers were curious about the detached backyard room densely strewn with drawings of clowns and other cartoonish figures that made an appearance as Swamplot’s Home Listing Photo of the Day late last month. If you were waiting for more info on the property to make an offer, you’re too late — the place is already listed as under contract, along with the interior furnishings. Here’s a few more shots of the leftover memorabilia in the space, formerly known as Tootsie’s Birthday Hut:
That name is backed up by the 1987 obituary of puppeteer Elizabeth “Tootsie” Pohler, who operated the party venue and the Tootsie Pohler Puppets group. The performing marionettists pulled strings for some 25 years in the early days of the Space Age (including an appearance at an annual NASA-sponsored children’s Christmas party in late 1965).
- 8153 River Dr. [HAR]
- Elizabeth (Smith) Pohler [Houston Chronicle (1987) via Rootsweb]
- Previously on Swamplot: Houston Home Listing Photo of the Day: The Gathering Place
Images: HAR (top), Swamplot inbox (all others)