Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A House that's worth a look - The McFall-Rouff House

Brick Queen Anne homes are rare in New Albany. One of the most impressive could be yours soon. 1911 East Elm Street (The McFall-Rouff House) is scheduled for Sheriff's sale on August 22nd. The house would be a project - but could be spectacular in the hands of the right buyers.

Visit http://www.historicnewalbany.com/ (the sheriff's sale section) for more detail. The history of the home, prepared by David Barksdale, is below along with current and past (1909) photographs.

The McFall-Rouff House
1911 East Elm Street (Outstanding architectural rating)
Built c.1888
. Queen Anne. This beautiful brick, Queen Anne house was built between 1888 and 1889 for Charles W. McFall, a carrier for the U.S. Post Office. In his later years, Mr. McFall had a grocery at 1422 East Elm Street. In November of 1904, Dr. Hettie McFall sold the home. There were several owners before William F. Ruoff, a lawyer, purchased the house in August of 1913 and lived here for over 30 years. Mr. Ruoff died in December of 1944 and his widow, Lee, remained in the home until May of 1965.

Property will be sold at Sheriff's Sale on the 22nd day of August, 2006 at 10:00am at the Floyd County Sheriff's Department, 1st Floor, City County Building, 311 West 1st Street, New Albany, Indiana. For additional information contact Joyce Banet in the Sheriff's Office at 812-948-5408

1 comment:

ceece said...

Ted, don't even think about sending this info to Adam! :-)

How've thins been, long time no see!