We continue our tour today
with The Steven's House.
This Colonial Revival was
built in 1902 for ONLY
I am sure that was a lot back
then but now it does not seem
like a lot. The homeowners are
waiting on a nomination from
the National Register of Historic
One of the beautiful windows off
to the side of the four columns
that are over twenty feet tall.
There is a ballroom on the top
floor. We did not get to see this
This beauty is in the entry way.
I love this piece of furniture and
our guide gave the name of it but
I missed it. The ladies of the house
would stop here and check their
coats and then look in the bottom
mirror to check their petticoats.
You can get a glimpse of the
beautiful grand stairway in the
This chandelier was in the Men's
Parlor. The decor was in a
We are now in the Ladies Parlor.
This corner held a beautiful
antique organ with family
photos on top. Not pictured-
the opposite corner held a
grand piano, that was being
played by the homeowner's
From the Ladies parlor, we entered
the dining room. The table is set for
eight but can seat sixteen! French
doors led off to the a screened in
This delight was above the dining
This pretty little room is off the
galley kitchen. Antiques and
family heirlooms filled this
This is the Herman F. Schmelzer
House. Built in the early 1900's.
The owners were living in the home
in 1908 when they were approached
by Robert F. Long,(see previous post)
Mr. Long wanted the whole square
block to build on.
So they agreed and had the house
moved across the street by men
and donkeys--a very slow process.
EVERYTHING was intact after the
move. Nothing was broken!! One of
the guides had a picture of the men
and the donkeys moving the house,
very interesting to look at!
The beautiful front door is the only
other picture for this house.
The current owners purchased the
home in 2015 and are rehabbing the
entire two and a half story home.
Due to it being neglected, gone
through and a squatter living there
it went into foreclosure.
It will be a beautiful home when it
is finished but I will say I was a bit
disappointed after seeing all the
other beauties before this one.
We have come to the last home
on our tour. We have the side
yard but I really was interested
in the double chimneys-one is
wider than the other.
Welcome to the English Home.
The first owners bought the land
in 1904 for $ 4,750 a then in 1905
built the all brick home in the style
of American Foursquare with Prairie
Check out the details of the homes
As you come in the front door,
off to your left is the living room.
I thought the decor was a bit too
modern for the home and I couldn't
figure out why the visitor made
himself at home on the couch.
A beautiful window.
Check out the dining table and
chairs. The dining room was a
dark blue. The artwork plus
three more on the ledge were
done by one of the homeowners.
A beautiful light in the galley
A beautiful "eat in" area off the
kitchen. Love the bar cart.
The original "icebox."
The original coal box.
The last few pics are of other homes
in the neighborhood.
A great entry way.
A beautiful area off to the side of
This one feels like it has a Spanish
influence to it.
The landscaping was gorgeous!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of the tour.
If you missed the first part of the tour,
please scroll down to the previous post.
Come by this week for some Halloween
~Keep on Dreaming~