Location: 355 S. 9th St.
Owners: Dr. Jason and Tina Bell, since 2005
Style & History: The Sowerwine house was build in 1904 by Charles and Sarah Sowerwine. The home, a late Queen Anne, exhibits numerous characteristics of this style, but without the exuberant ornamentation. Edward and Eleanor Forsythe, who owned the home from 1918 to 1950, enlarged it with a 2-story addition in the 1920’s and converted it to apartment in the 1930’s. After more than sixty-five years as apartments, the home was recently converted back into a single-family residence.
What are your favorite features? “We like that the house has large size rooms with plenty of storage, the large wrap-around front porch and our in-ground swimming pool.”
What work have you done on your house? “The entire house has been renovated and has all new electrical and plumbing. We have added some new windows, a wood pellet stove, new porch railing, hardi plank siding, and landscaping.”
What do you like about this area/neighborhood? “What we like about the neighborhood, is that the community is starting to focus more on green living and restoring these beautiful homes and structures.”