Welcome to Fifth & Beck and Norm Hall
When did you move to German Village? And what caused you to chose this neighborhood?
I’ve been here since 1990. This is my 30th year! Of course, it was the people and the architecture that brought me here.
The neighborhood is simply beautiful and full of interesting people.
You have a long-time companion, right?
Yes, Chucho the yellow lab. He just turned 15.
Where were you born and raised?
And your occupation?
I’m what’s called an “Innovation Catalyst” at C.A.S. (Chemical Abstracts Service). My background is in human resources.
What hobbies and volunteer activities do you enjoy?
I volunteer with the German Village Garten Club, and I’m a Wednesday night waterer at Frank Fetch Park. I also enjoy participating in a variety of German Village events.
Hobbies? Running, swimming, biking, working out, cooking and travel.
Now… We know there’s something new and exciting at your place. Would you care to explain?
I have always loved the little, fairy door on South Third, just north of Frankfort. I love how they decorate for the different seasons. And I’ve always wanted to have one for myself, so I finally did it. I found some scrap wood nearby and thought, “What the heck!” I also bought some small, wood trim at Lowe’s, got my bench and saw out and went to work. Oh, and I found a dollhouse doorknob and some letters to give it more authenticity.
For the address, I had to make it a Beck Street number, so it became 208-1/4. Friends kid me that while most of my house is on East Beck, I have a Fifth Street address. The new place This now gives me full rights to claim East Beck Street residency.
For now, the residents are the Littles. I’m considering having them move out and have Mr. S. M. Hall (“Small?”) move in, but we’ll see. Good tenants are hard to find, so I want to be careful.
Keep checking back to see how my tenants embrace their new home in German Village and celebrate the seasons!
What’s the best part about living here?
That would be how walkable it is. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those times I am outside, the Village is a perfect place to walk.
Do you have any special German Village “moments” you’d care to share?
Pre-Tour is always such a fun and crazy time! And Luminaria Night (Village Lights) is always so special.
Would you like to add anything?
I also love decorating for the holidays. Walk by any time of the year and I should have something in the flower boxes, on the trees or on the house.