George & Judy Burke built models for the pure satisfaction of the artistic result. Together they built for more than 30 years, adding a room onto their house to display all of the fabulous work they had created. Judy, a contract administrator, started building models while her children were in junior high school in Santa Rosa California. George, an arson investigator, joined her in the endeavor when he retired and they moved to Redding, California where they also enjoyed other hobbies including camping and fishing. Judy was president of a local miniature group and they both attended many local and national events, but primarily competed in local miniature competitions near home. This dollhouse is made up to look like an old fashioned general store, complete with clerk and goods.