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Eddleman-McFarland Home

508 South Lamar

 

Banker W. H. Eddleman built this two story Queen Anne house in 1887. It is wood frame with horizontal board cladding. The original design featured a three story tower with steep roof and finial. Out buildings included a servants’ quarters, barn and corrals. Dry goods merchant Asa Grant purchased the house in December, 1905 for $7,000. Concerns over safety motivated the Grant family to remove the tower’s third floor and its steep roof. In 1931, W.S. Fant purchased the house for his daughter, Mrs. James Porter McFarland II (nee Louise Nevitt Fant) and her family. The McFarlands did some remodeling to the house, but vastly embellished the yard with Mrs. McFarland’s roses, iris, tulips, and other plantings. Their daughter, Louise McFarland, resided in this stately residence until her death in 2007.508 S Lamar taken abt 1900

 

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