Charles and Evelyn Fitch House
1011 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
It appears that this house was built as a two-story shotgun sometime around 1865. Records show that Charles and Evelyn Fitch purchased the property in October 1866 for $2700. The substantial price probably indicates that a home was already standing on the lot. Mr. Fitch was an engineer on the New Albany-built steamboat, the Tarascon. When the New Albany water works company was organized, Charles was engaged as an engineer at the pumping station and remained in that position until his death in December 1900. Evelyn continued to reside in the home until selling it in 1920. It was around this time that the structure was either replaced or remodeled to take on its current Craftsman-style appearance, seen most notably on the front porch. After two other owners, Mary Moore purchased the home in November 1926. Mrs. Moore, a widow, remained in the home until her death in June 1966, and her son Robert lived here until the early 1970s.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: shotgun/Craftsman
Year Built: c.1865
Year Renovated: c.1920

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