Fishers Indiana history - Kincaid House

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Kincaid House Fishers IndianaSeveral 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!

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Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX

I would have had a hard time just identifying what the white stuff was.  Doesn't snow much around here.  Fun post.

Jun 06, 2011 02:27 PM #1
Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia

What a great contest idea, and you stumped people even better. 

Jun 06, 2011 02:57 PM #2
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

This house could be on a post card!  My son is going to Notre Dame.  When I drove through your area, I was amazed by the charm it had for such a large city. 

Jun 06, 2011 05:16 PM #3
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Love these old stately homes - so beautiful and filled with history. Hard to believe it was empty for 30 years - what a shame. Great idea for a contest - very fun!

Jun 06, 2011 06:02 PM #4
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Pat  It would be a downright shame if that building wasn't maintained in a manner that preserved its' dignity or, for that matter, be demolished.  I hope it has protection as a hustoric landmatk

Jun 07, 2011 03:23 AM #5
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, it is fun to discover the history behind old buildings.    Some older buildings have some REALLY interesting history!

Jun 07, 2011 04:00 AM #6
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

That is marvelous news! So do you win the gift card?! LOL! Just kidding! What is the next contest?!

Jun 07, 2011 04:33 AM #7
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Pat, my mother has been studying geneology for over 40 years.  She comes down from the Kincaids on her mother's side.  Very interesting house and history.

Jun 07, 2011 03:03 PM #8
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Cheryl--With the 94 degree heat of the last few days, we don't have any of the white stuff either!

Navona--It was amazing how quickly we had a winner!


Kristine--I would love to see inside!

Karen--I would like to think there would be some pretty loud protests if anyone threatened destruction!

Joan--And ghosts too!

Joni--Now you know you would not stand much of a chance of winning----unless you plan a trip to Indiana!  Please do!

Judith---I wonder if it is the same Kincaids...






Jun 07, 2011 05:46 PM #9
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Pat,

What a neat idea for a contest.  That is such a beautiful house; I love the architecture.  It is so hard to find the history of some places; we have run into that problem here in Southeastern PA.  Glad you found out.


Jun 08, 2011 05:16 AM #10
Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Fantastic idea for a contest and the house is so charming and full of character.

Jun 08, 2011 06:46 AM #11
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Pat - what a fund idea!!!! Your team must have gotten great exposure during these month. Kuddos to the Haddad Team :)

Jun 09, 2011 01:06 AM #12
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