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Louis Bir House
1218 East Main Street
New Albany, IN 47150




Listing Description:
This charming Queen Anne-style home was built around 1890 for the Louis Bir family. Mr. Bir, a prominent New Albany businessman, was proprietor of the Louis Bir Lumber & Manufacturing Company, founded in 1882. The lumber yard was located at the northeast corner of East Main and 13th streets, before the brick bungalows at 1301 and 1305 East Main and 210 East 13th were built for other Bir family members. The Queen Anne-style structure at 1401 East Main is also a Bir family home. The lumber business was relocated around 1920 to East 13th and Dewey streets, where it remained until 1970. This house remained in the Bir family until 1937, when it was purchased by the Bonnie Sloan Post of the American Legion, which later relocated to the Culbertson Mansion. The photo below shows the house as it appeared in 1974.



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Building Style: Queen Anne
Year Built: c.1890
 



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