Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hawthorne Lane Home Then and Now

The tall American Four Square located at 85 North Hawthorne Lane has one of the most stable histories in all of Irvington as only two separate families have ever lived there. George and Jinnetha Pfeifer moved into their dream home in 1907. Mr. Pfeifer was a carpenter and the couple occasionally took in boarders to help make ends meet. Their two daughters, Mary and Lola, would remain in the house for the rest of their lives. Mary eventually married Charles Heathco, an inspector for Allison Transmission Company and they set up housekeeping here. Lola taught at the Indiana School for the Deaf and she too remained in the house for decades.  

The home has been beautifully preserved and restored.  If the Pfeifers were able to walk down their former street today they would have no trouble recognizing their beautiful home.  

The Pfeifer Home at 85 North Hawthorne Lane c1910 (It used to have the address of 81 North Hawthorne Lane.)

85 North Hawthorne Lane in 2014
The historic image is courtesy of the Stroude family.  

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