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Estate of John Newman Real Estate & PP Auction

Thu May 02 - 06:00PM

912 Main St, Brookville, IN Click to Map

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Beautiful Historic Home – “The Judiciary”

912 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana

Thursday - May 2 2024 6:00 PM

Residence sells promptly at 6:00 PM – Don’t Be Late

This brick residence is on lot 26 (a full lot - 82½’ x 165’) of Amos Butler’s Addition in Brookville, directly across Main Street from the Brookville Public Library. The original 2-story brick home has 1496 square feet of living area with one stairway to the second floor from the dining room. The home has 3 bedrooms and was built in 1854 with a later (570 sq. ft.) addition (attached to the rear of the original structure) which faces a large back yard area w/ huge pine trees. There is a full bathroom on the first floor (with a shower) and a full bathroom on the second floor with a large cast iron tub. The newer addition has a family room, kitchen (w/ built-in GE dishwasher), the full bathroom (w/shower) & a utility room (w/ tile flooring). The first floor of the original structure has hardwood flooring throughout and 2 original fireplaces (one in each front room adjoining the entryway). The home has a natural gas Carrier forced air heating system w/ a Carrier “Weather-Maker 9200 air conditioning unit, Natural gas hot water heater, & a water softening system in the basement. There is also a small brick utility shed in the backyard.

Auctioneers Note: This Greek Revival style residence is named “The Judiciary” since it was the residence of several judges – including Judge Ferdinand Swift, Judge Cecil Tague, Judge Roscoe C. O’Byrne, and others connected with the courts. Also, Mrs. Estella Armstrong O’Byrne was president of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1947 – 1949 and was instrumental in compiling the roster of all patriots & soldiers of the American Revolution who are buried in Indiana. Prior to moving to Brookville, Mr. Newman was the Director of the Information Management Section of the Indiana State Supreme Court and history was his passion. He was not married & had the residence remodeled while keeping the original integrity of the 1850’s and has kept the residence in good condition during his occupancy. 

This home must be seen to be appreciated – Come Out and Take a Look!

Open House – Sunday, April 21  1-3 PM

The following Automobile & Personal Property will be sold Immediately after the Real Estate: 

2011 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT automobile - (original owner), GE Washer, GE dryer, Frigidaire refrigerator, GE oven w/ ceramic cook-top, Leather 3-cushion reclining sofa, Leather recliner, 2 – bedroom suites & several boxes of vintage National Geographics (1950’s to 2020’s)

Estate of John J Newman – OWNER

FCN Bank – Personal Representative

Amber McMillin Orosco - Attorney 

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