The remainder of the town’s original residents lived in
the middle section of the mountain. These homes were accessible only by a small side road, leading from Reece’s house. They were more modest in structure and size than the homes higher up the hill. Reece’s closest neighbor was Hank, who owned a white cottage with dark-tinted green windows. Shirley’s majestic house with round turrets and green sparkling windows was located farther down the same side road. Beyond Shirley’s house, the narrow side road dipped down to wind past the unusual triangular-shaped home of Minnie and Frank, which was made of dark-green glass and metal.