The house was a patchwork of lines, textures, shades of yesterday and today...a bit baroque, Victorian and contemporary.
It dates back to the early 20th century when my hometown was in it's infancy. Built on the banks of the Ohio river, it must have been owned by a family of considerable wealth...wealth perhaps earned from the import/export business. River transportation was thriving at the Port of Evansville. Goods were loaded south in New Orleans or Memphis on the Mississippi and transported to Evansville via the Ohio. The merchants of the day would flock to the port with each arrival and buy the exotic wares from far away.
Over the years, the house was remodeled several times and refurbished in the fashion of the day. This must be the reason for so many different designs are within one house. It almost reads as a history of trends in this Midwest community as it grew and thrived...then like so many other small Midwest towns...declined as river traffic became less and less necessary over the years.
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