Filming Location: Meredith House

The owners of the Meredith House were asked if the residence could be used as a location for a scene that would be set as the governor’s mansion for the 1978 Tim Conway film, That Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way. The owners decided the scene would be too disruptive. The actual scene was ultimately shot at […]

Fly Around the Meredith House

A two-minute video flying around the Meredith House on December 28, 2016.  The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 using the POI feature.  The flight was at an altitude of 130 feet and a radius of 130 feet from the center of the house.  The music is attributed to Scott Buckley.

The Help

Meredith House was designed with live-in, hired help in mind. The carriage house’s upper floor was originally used as servants’ quarters.  The roughly 700 square foot floor plan included two separate bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.  The space is currently being utilized by ESN Artisan Jewelry as an artist’s studio. According to the 1940 Census, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Builder

The Meredith House was built by Arthur “Sam” Hudson Satterwhite. According to audio with the architect, Sam Satterwhite was selected based on his bid. The plans were drawn up with specifications and put out to bid. According to the architect, Satterwhite put in the low bid and was selected. The architect noted that Satterwhite was […]

Hillside Drive History

The purpose of this blog will be to put a number of different repositories of information into one space.  The entries may be edited from time to time to ensure more up-to-date and accurate information. This all started when our family purchased and moved into an old house in Atlanta, Georgia near Chastain Park. This […]