Galbraith-Dishman-Hedden House
916 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Sheriff Sale

Listing Description:
This two-story frame house has an interesting history as it is one of the earliest documented house moves in New Albany. The two-story, gable-front structure was built for William Galbraith around 1865, and originally stood on Lower Second Street between Main and Water streets. In 1876, following the laying of railroad tracks along the Ohio River in the house’s vicinity, then owner Frank Dishman, son-in-law of William Galbraith, and his wife, Martha, contracted with a moving company in Chicago to move the house in at least two pieces to its present East Elm Street site. 

The New Albany Daily Ledger reported the slowly-progressing move by wooden beams on rollers pulled by mules in a series of brief accounts beginning on February 24, 1876 and continuing through March 20, 1876. The March 10 account was particularly noteworthy and captured the excitement of this event:
March 10, 1876 – Mr. Dishman’s house is slowly wending its way up the street and still continues to attract crowds of idlers. One enthusiastic young lady declared that she saw smoke coming out of one of the chimneys, and said the family was still living in it, cooking and eating the same as ever. The rollers mashed in a large rock over the culvert across Main Street at State showing the immense weight resting on them.
Following the death of the Dishmans, the house was inherited by their daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Earl Hedden. Notable features of the house include its Greek Revival entrance with slender sidelights and three-part transom window. Notable interior features include an open staircase in the front hall with cherry handrail and newel post with ash spindles. Original woodwork survives throughout most of the house, with the breakfast room possessing alternating ash and walnut panels.
The Galbraith-Dishman-Hedden House is located within the locally-designated East Spring Street Historic District. Because of this local designation, any exterior alterations must be reviewed and approved by the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission. For more information about the NAHPC and a copy of the City of New Albany Design Guidelines for the local historic districts, please visit www.newalbanypreservation.com.
The property's judgment number is 22-DO1-1612-MF-001727. With this number you can visit the Clerk's Office in the City-County building and enter it into their computers to find the judgment owed on the property. This is public record.

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Contact: To be sold at Sheriff’s Sale Thursday 26 April 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Sheriff of Floyd County (first floor of the City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany). Judgment number: 22-DO1-1612-MF-001727

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