The earliest origins of the farmhouse at 5302 East Tenth Street are not known at this time, but Martin and Anna Staub moved into the dwelling in 1906. It is possible that they might have built the home but more research will be needed to discover that fact. The Staubs owned several acres and ran a dairy farm. Their operation was quite successful and by 1910 they had a servant named Charles Morse living in the house. An Indianapolis Star article reveals that in 1919 Mr. Staub remonstrated against the city of Indianapolis over annexing the area for development. He lost that battle and soon the bucolic world that the Staubs had come to enjoy would end as developers and dreamers added avenues, sewer lines, streetlights, and residences north and south of East Tenth Street. Mr. Staub died in 1928, but Mrs. Staub continued to dwell in the large house until 1942. She often times took in boarders. Louis and Anna Haboush moved into the home in 1943 and remained in it well into the 1950s. The couple had many children and actually carved the house into two separate apartments in 1945. Widows, single people starting out in their careers, and families have all called this dwelling "home."
|The old Staub Farmhouse at 5302 East Tenth Street on December 30, 2014|