Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Historic Homes of Noblesville-355 S. 9th St.

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.”

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