Wells-Holmes House
1102 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
Wilton I. and Bertha Heib Wells purchased this new house in March 1926 from Joseph Bruns. Mr. Wells was the first manager of the F.W. Woolworth Company store, which located in downtown New Albany in 1913. Mrs. Wells died in May 1940, and Wilton sold the house in 1944, shortly after his retirement from Woolworth.

By 1945, Herbert and Thelma Louise Zurschmiede purchased the home, and would remain here for the next 14 years. Mr. Zurschmiede was a contractor and developer in and around New Albany for many years. The Zurschmiedes sold the property in 1959.

From 1960 until the mid-1970s, Basil and Julia Holmes made their home here. Mr. Holmes was a retired merchandise broker and Mrs. Holmes was a retired organist for several New Albany-area churches. She was also a composer, and had several popular tunes during the World War I era, including "Lonesome." Basil died in December 1975 at the age of 87, and Julia passed away in 1980, having sold the house prior to her death.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: bungalow
Year Built: 1926

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