The Graydon sisters moved into their beautiful home at 303 South Downey Avenue in 1909. All three sisters had devoted their lives to the field of education and none of them ever married. Ellen Graydon served as an elementary teacher while her sister Jane managed schools as a principal. Butler University employed Katherine Graydon as professor of literature. She was beloved among her students as she held monthly teas at her home to discuss poetry, great literature, and issues of the day. Their widowed mother, Mary, also dwelled in the large house designed by architect Herbert Foltz. The Graydons would have no trouble recognizing their beautiful stuccoed Arts and Crafts era home today as it looks much like it did in 1909.
The Graydon home at 303 South Downey Avenue in 1909
The Graydon home at 303 South Downey Avenue in 2014