08 Dec Old House Group
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Samuel and Elizabeth Simonds House
501 Walnut Avenue
Many homes in the Residence Plat, near the Wissahickon Inn, were built at the turn of the century. So, too, was the home we are visiting this month. Mr. and Mrs. Simonds arrived in Redlands with their single daughter, Clarissa and chose to build on 2 lots. In 1904, the building permit listed the cost as $3,000 for a six room dwelling. At that time, it was identified as being 301 Walnut on the corner of California Street. Today the number is 501 and the cross street is now called Ramona.
People from all walks of life have enjoyed the setting and house, a salesman, dentist, rancher, teacher, Norton AFB personnel, and a clock collector. The last long-time owners were the Quashnicks.
Five years ago, the young couple Zach and Tiffany Hadley bought the house. It had been repainted from dark brown to the nice light gray color it is today. They set about making changes to accommodate the needs of a family with young children. These projects included enclosing a sun room to be a new bathroom, a more modern kitchen, and extensive landscaping.
Please join us to visit this lovely and interesting old home.