CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Most guys would buy the girl they liked candy, flowers, or even a ring. Award-winning writer Ron Tanner bought his girlfriend a house. That house would become the inspiration for his book “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story.” Tanner will discuss this “love” story at the Main Library 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Reading Garden Lounge.
In 1999 Tanner met Jill Eicher, and six months later the couple bought a nearly destroyed fraternity house in Baltimore's historic Charles Village. Together, they renovated the Victorian brownstone and, five years later, got married in the house. In 2008, their remarkable rehab work was featured in “This Old House” magazine in a story titled "From Animal House to Our House." The work is ongoing and can be seen at their DIY website, Houselove.org.