Ella and John Goetz House
1402 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
This new house was purchased by Ella Briscoe in December 1897 for $1,000. Ms.Briscoe, a native of New Albany, had been widowed in 1893 when her husband of two years, Warner Briscoe, drowned in the Ohio River. In September 1900 she married John Goetz, a partner in the New Albany seed business of Brown, Goetz and Company, at a surprise ceremony at Centenary Methodist Church. John had many other business interests through the years, including treasurer of the Goetz Pressed Brick Company, located on Corydon Pike, and treasurer of the New Albany Inhalatorium at 905 East Elm Street. In February 1909 the Goetzes sold the property to William and Susette Shrader Holman, who made their home here for almost forty years. Mr. Holman was involved in the tobacco industry early in his career, and later worked in furniture manufacturing. The home was rehabilitated in 2010-11 by New Directions Housing Corporation as part of the 'Midtown Renaissance' project.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: Queen Anne
Year Built: 1897

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