Several months ago (note the snow-covered ground!) the Haddad Team sponsored a contest challenging our blog followers to identify this Fishers Indiana landmark. The first person to tell us the correct location of this lovely old brick building would win a Panera gift card. If they could also give us a brief history of the building we were prepared to throw in two Mike's Car Wash coupons.
The location was no problem, and we had a winner almost immediately! The history of the building was trickier, though. No one (including us!) seemed to know much about it. Happily, just a few days ago we came across the information we'd been looking for!
According to the magazine 8 Great Towns, a guide to Hamilton County, the old farmhouse on 106th Street just west of Lantern Road was built nearly 150 years ago, when Fishers was nothing more than a wide expanse of farm fields. It was purchased by the Kincaid family (owners of Kincaid Meat Market in Indianapolis) in the 1930s and stood as the main house on the Kincaid Farm. The building has been empty for about 30 years and is currently for sale. It's in an area zoned for commercial use... Wouldn't it make a wonderful gift and home interiors shop?
So there you have it: the mystery of a bit of Fishers history - solved!