Sunday Prayers: Calvin Fletcher Jr. House on Penn

Written by on November 27, 2011 in Sunday Prayers - 2 Comments
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Since someone was recently inquiring about this gem on Penn, Sunday Prayers for a bit of love and TLC for 1031 North Pennsylvania, former home of Dr. Calvin I. Fletcher and Mrs. Nellie Webb Fletcher.  Dr. & Mrs. Fletcher belonged to the Art Association of Indianapolis, Contemporary Club and Das Deutsche Haus. Dr. Fletcher was also a member of the Columbia Club and the Country Club and Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Propylaeum. And while I like Arvey paper, I’d think even the proprietors must see how incongruous it looks having the startling blue commercial structure next to this regal Victorian era beauty. Turns out the couple was actually married in the home on Wednesday, October 14, 1908 at 8pm.

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2 Comments on "Sunday Prayers: Calvin Fletcher Jr. House on Penn"

  1. Sarah K November 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm · Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you for this! THIS is my favorite house in the city. Period. I’ve always wondered about it’s history, it’s current state/owners, and worried about it’s fate… Even though it’s situated on what is now a crappy intersection, I’d still live in it in a heartbeat.

  2. Matty P. November 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm · Reply

    I love this house. I rented an apartment in it last year. I hope the best for its future. There are some terrific old pictures available that show the old neighborhood, before Arvey and the lovely highway. Thanks for sharing this!

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