LaFaivre House
610 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
This home was constructed in 1900 in the Queen Anne style. It sold for $1,050 to Magdalena Kuehn, who did not live here, instead selling the house to Frances LaFaivre for $1,085 in 1901. This began an ownership by the LaFaivre family of over forty years. Frances was the widow of Henry LaFaivre and had three daughters, all of whom were dressmakers. The spinster daughters were the proprietors of Misses LaFaivre, a dressmaking shop that was run out the house. During the time the LaFaivres owned the property, a young lawyer named Sherman Minton and his wife, Gertrude, took up residency here. The Mintons lived here in the early 1920s and again in the early 1940s. Mrs. Minton was a cousin to the LaFaivre sisters. During this time, Sherman Minton became a partner in the law firm of Stotsenberg, Weathers and Minton. He was then elected a U.S. Senator, and in 1949 was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, serving as a Justice for seven years before he resigned due to poor health. After the death of Miss Fannie in 1939 and Miss Laura in 1940, Miss Anna LaFaivre moved into the Silver Hills home of the Mintons. The property at 610 East Market was subsequently sold several times before Edward Hettiger and his wife Annetta purchased the house in November 1944. They made their homes here until their deaths in 1960. Mr. Hettiger was proprietor of a grocery that was located at 319 East Elm Street in downtown New Albany.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: Queen Anne
Year Built: 1900

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