Newbanks-Ginther House
1122 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
It appears that this home was built for investment purposes for New Albany businessman George E. Newbanks and his wife Anna around 1890. The Newbanks sold the property to Matilda Sieveking in January 1891 for $2,050.00. As with the Newbanks, Ms. Sieveking used the house as rental property until she sold it to Ann Sherlock and her husband in June 1907 for $1,750.00. Again, the house was used for investment purposes until March 1920 when the property was sold to Chester and Laura Hieb Steele.
The Steeles were actually the first owner-occupants of the home. Mr. Steele was listed in the 1919-1920 New Albany City Directory as a traveling salesman, and at the time of his death was a salesman with Briggs Tobacco Company. Mrs. Steele was a department manager at the F. W. Woolworth store in downtown New Albany.
Chester and Laura sold their house to Silas and Georgia Blunk Ginther in November 1928, beginning an occupancy of almost 46 years by the Ginther family. Mr. Ginther was a foreman for the Public Service Company and later retired from the Indiana Gas & Water Company. He passed away in April 1967 at 73 years old. Mrs. Ginther remained in the house almost up until the time of her death in October 1974 at the age of 85.

The photo below shows the home when it was on the market circa 1975, clad in Insulbrick siding that has recently been removed.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: shotgun
Year Built: c.1890

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