Fawcett-Conner-Clapp House
611 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
Elwood Fawcett purchased this property in February 1864. Mr. Fawcett was a bookkeeper for Peter Mann, proprietor of the City Flour Mills. He would later enter into a partnership with John Mann to establish the wholesale grocery business of Mann & Fawcett, located on State Street in downtown New Albany. The home bears elements of both the Greek Revival and Italianate styles of architecture.  

In November 1886, Elwood and his wife Helen sold the house to James W. Conner, Jr. and his wife Josephine for $2,350.00. The Fawcetts moved to the Guest House at 904 East Spring, which they had purchased a few years earlier. Mr. Conner was a stationer and publisher of the Saturday Herald. By 1895 he also was partners with Morris Slider in the coal company of Conner & Slider.
Levi and Belle Clapp were the next owners of the property. Originally from Nabb, Indiana, the Clapps purchased the home in February 1901 for $3,000.00. The Clapps owned two farms, a sawmill and a lumber business in Scott County, and were also involved in real estate. Mr. Clapp died in April 1912 and his widow remained in the house until around 1920. The house was later converted to office use.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: Greek Revival/Italianate
Year Built: 1864