The Minter Home is another example of a historic building that has been successfully restored. Built for Will A. Minter Jr., the founder of Minter Dry Goods Store, this grand three-story home with Tudor-style accents was once vandalized, set on fire, and in terrible condition. At the time it was built, the home was a very exclusive property, featuring a library, sun parlor, butler's pantry, and trunk room, as well as a carriage house and tennis courts on the grounds. The house was closed in 1964 and sat vacant until 1971, when it was renovated by the architecture firm of Tittle, Luther, & Loving. Despite its previous disrepair and vandalism, the original floor plan was easily adapted for use as office space. Today, most homes do not have some of the luxurious features that were present in the Minter Home.