Harry W. Hyman Home


The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc.
Heritage Award 1988

Harry W. Hyman Home
316 West Fern Avenue

This home, built in the Holden Villa Tract in 1889, has had a number of owners. The first was Mrs. L. R. Stone Selleck, who purchased the property in 1888. In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Megardin had a buggy shed built. Mr. and Mrs. William Forbes, Reverend L. E. Brant and Mr. and Mrs. Christian Gross followed. Mr. Jacob Meyer, a meat cutter for Barron and Meyer, and his wife resided in the home from 1923 to 1931. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. George Slack, followed by their niece, Maggie Heard, occupied the home until 1948. In 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hyman purchased the house and Mrs. Hyman and her daughter Jean live there now.

This Victorian styled house is a 1 and 1/2 story rectangular wooden structure on a brick foundation with exterior walls of shiplap. The medium hipped roof has two front facing gables and two inset dormers at the east and west sides of the roofline. Another small inset dormer on the second story faces the front. The windows have plain flat moldings with lugsills. A large bay window is in front. There is decorative stick work around the porch area. Decorative brackets ornament the top of the plain porch posts.

The Hymans have kept this early day home impeccably. The property is so attractively landscaped it was selected to be on the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society garden tour. It is a charming example of a late 19th century Redlands home.