739 Owen Street

J. Frank Hanley, Governor of lndiana from 1904-1908, had this house built in 1896. It is a two and one-half story wood frame house with a steeply pitched hip roof. Walls are clad in wood clapboard. Massing is symmetrical, although the door is slightly off center. The main elevation is sheltered by a one story hip roofed wrap around porch with slender Ionic columns. The porch continues on either side. Two large transomed windows stand on either side ofthe main doorway. Two large windows are above these on the second floor. A cornice runs across the window headers, and the wall passes through this cornice a short distance, forming a base for the large steeply pitched double gabled dormer. This entire front section projects from the squarish main section of the house. The main roof is punctured by a massive chimney on the east side

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