Allowing HGTV inside the home is fun

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

David Hurlbut’s building is a star.

That’s right. His building.

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HGTV executives came to town previously to feature Hurlbut’s loft, The Harmony Club for the show &8220;Building Character.&8221;

The structure, which is located on Water Avenue is a three-story Renaissance Revival-styled former social club built by Selma’s Jewish community in 1909.

Hurlbut is an artist and professional building restorer.

Right now, he’s working to open an Italian restaurant on one side of the building’s street level floor.

The restaurant will be called The Vineyard, the same name as the pub that’s open on the other side of the building.

Hurlbut lives on the second floor.

Hurlbut said producers with the HGTV programs like &8220;If These Walls Could Talk&8221; and &8220;Building Character&8221; search out unique properties like his, or even those that might have ghost stories or legends involving them.