Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Historic Homes of Noblesville
Owners: Matt and Megan Taylor, and children Madison, Travis and Shawn Taylor, since September 2009
Constructed by: Arza and Lauretta Truitt. Arza Truitt was a druggist with Truitt and Sons Apothecary located on the east side of the square in 1900. He married Lauretta Campbell in 1880. The couple had two sons.
Style: This Queen Anne home was built circa 1880 and has been added on to several times. The first was around 1896, when the Truitts added a master bedroom and a sitting room, and the porch was enlarged to the existing wraparound porch, and in modern times a large addition was constructed on the east side. The home retains its original carriage house.
What work have you done on your house? “We’ve gotten plaster repaired and done interior painting, and this summer we’re working on landscaping and a backyard patio. We also plan to put in a modern kitchen.”
What are your favorite features? “The front and back porches, the working gas fixtures throughout, the woodwork and tall ceilings, the pocket doors, and all of the detailed hardware.”
What do you enjoy about the neighborhood? “We can watch the parades from our porch, we like walking downtown to enjoy the shops and eat ice cream, we enjoy our friendly neighbors and the unique architecture here. Our first home was a bungalow on Maple Street. After living in Fishers for seven years, we wanted to get back to Noblesville and raise our kids here.”