Then and Now Photos

Here are a few side-by-side photos of Meredith House for historical comparison.  The house remains remarkably intact to its original design.  The “now” photos are about sixty years later.  Please note that some of the trees in the 1953 Front Elevation photo are clearly visible in the 2013 Front Elevation photo.  The growth of the […]

1953 Adair Realty Brochure

Meredith House was listed for sale after Hazel Meredith passed away in 1953.  Ultimately, the McLoughlins purchased the property and the residence – furnished! A less-than-ideal copy of this brochure was passed through the owners in some fashion.  We were given a copy of the brochure by the Fenders after closing in December 2010. In […]

The Headstone and Graves

Almost a year after moving into Meredith House, one of our neighbors casually mentioned a small headstone that bordered our two properties.  Curious, we wandered up a small knoll up from our mailbox.  Enclosed within a small two-foot high wrought-iron fence was a headstone. Upon closer inspection, the initials “E.A.” were clearly visible on the […]

1954 – 1962: The McLoughlins

Christopher John McLoughlin (1910 – 1962) and Jane Sharp McLoughlin (1913 – 1962) purchased Meredith House on May 7, 1954. Christopher J. McLoughlin was born on August 28, 1910 in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of John Stephen and Veronica McGann McLoughlin who lived in the Chestnut Hill area of that city. Dr. McLoughlin married […]

1938 – 1954: The Merediths

Kenneth A. Meredith was born in Liberty Center, Indiana about 1903 to John H. and Zella (nee Mott) Meredith. John H. Meredith lived in Muncie, Indiana and worked in the street car barn according to the 1907 Muncie (IN) City Directory. By the 1910 Census, John and Zetta [sic] Meredith lived in Grant, West Virginia […]

Architect James C. Wise

James Carl Wise was born May 30, 1904 in Sadorus, Illinois to James Thomson Wise (b. 1872) and Lettie Mae Goodman (1882 – 1933). Mr. Wise’s father was a farmer and son of an English immigrant. According to the 1910 Census, Mr. Wise had two younger sisters, Helen and Lucille. He graduated from Sadorus High […]