Pre-1868 - land at the south end of Meridian Street was owned by the Heaston family.
1868 - General A. Stone purchased land from the Heaston family at the south end of Meridian Street in Winchester, Indiana. The home that set on the land at the time of the purchase now (2021) sets at the corner of Orange and South Main streets in Winchester.
1878 - The house that was on the land was moved to the corner of Orange and South Main streets in Winchester. Construction of the brick mansion began. The mansion cost was $12,000. The construction crew was one dozen workers. The porch on the current structure (2021) was added at an unknown later date. Stories relate General and Mrs. Stone lived in a home along Stone Street on the east side of the mansion property. The property had an apple orchard he allowed the public to access in the fall.
1891 - General A. Stone died and had remained a resident of the home until his death.
1877 - Eight homes built on Stone Street, just east of the General A. Stone Mansion (at the south end of Meridian Street), Winchester, Indiana. Advertisements indicated the homes were five rooms, a well and a privy. Rent was $12.00 a month. There was an economic downturn in the community and rental was reduced to $7.00 a month at one time. The area was called "Smokey Row Properties" as the eight chimneys produced a significant amount of smoke. It is rumored one home was moved to Carl or Richmond Street in Winchester.
Stories have been told the homes were servants quarters and tunnels connected them to Stone Mansion. The stories have been unfounded.
1867 - Dennis Kelly married Margaret Houser. Mr. Kelly is the nephew of General A. Stone, a Civil War Veteran. The couple moved from Montezuma, Ohio to Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana. He established a mercantile business.
1881 - Dennis Kelly sold the mercantile business. He worked at the Randolph County Bank.
1886 - Dennis Kelly built the "Kelly Block" on the corner of West Washington and North Meridian Streets in Winchester, Indiana. He established a mercantile business called The New York Store. The current business at the site is Haines Hallmark.
1905 - Dennis Kelly retired.
1911 - Dennis Kelly died following a brief illness.
Address: 538 South Meridian Street, Winchester, Indiana 47394.
1862 - D. E. Hoffman married Angeline Carter.
Home built by D. E. and Angeline (Carter) Hoffman after their marriage.
The Hoffman Firm
Carved and erected over 8,000 stone and marble monuments.
Monuments are at Shiloh, Gettysburg, Stone Mountain and Chicamauga.
D. E. Hoffman was a stone and marble cutter over sixty years.
Mr. Hoffman signed his stone and marble works in the lower righthand corner.
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