Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Historic Homes of Noblesville--1012 Monument

Location: 1012 Monument St.

Owners: Tim and Paula Hardin, since 2005

Constructed by: Bicknell Cole, circa 1840

Style: This brick I-house reflects both the Federal and Italianate styles, due to alterations at different time periods. Around 1856, a one story rear addition was constructed, and thirty years ago a second story was added on to the one story rear. The home was constructed with solid walls three bricks thick on a 153 acre farm, which was subdivided in 1891 into 204 housing lots.

What work have you done on your house? “We’ve replaced two windows, installed a new fence and exterior doors, remodeled the kitchen, and put new roofs on the home and cottage house. Oh, and it takes about 20 yards of mulch to do the garden. We do take volunteers for help with that every year!”

What are your favorite features? “The location. We love to be able to walk and enjoy the downtown or the park. We enjoy the garden-- just being in it for the sights and smells, and sitting in the swing talking to neighbors as they walk by. Inside, we love the large rooms. We enjoy eating breakfast and looking out at the garden with the birds and hummingbirds.”

What do you like about this neighborhood? “The neighbors are very friendly and many people have stories about the house. Noblesville is such a cool town--we love the car shows, the historic tours, the bands on the square, the Farmers Market.”

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