1201 North Alabama Street
Neo-classic influence is reflected in the porch of this home built by John Lamont Kring. Kring (1844-1921), a contractor, began his career as a carpenter, later becoming a construction superintendent. Buildings whose construction he helped supervise included the Hubbard block downtown (former site of L.S. Ayres) and the Grand Opera House (later B.F. Keith's Theater),
Oscar N. Rouse, a grain merchant, acquired the house in 1900, retaining it until 1922 when it passed into the hands of William E.M. Hackleman. Hackleman (1868-1927) was a famous evangelistic singer who owned the Hackleman Book and Music Supply Co. He is said to have directed the chorus singing at the "greatest Protestant religious audience ever assembled in the United States" at the centennial convention of the Disciples of Christ in Pittsburgh. After her husband's death, Pearl Hackleman stayed in the home until 1936.,
Old Northside Historic Area Preservation Plan, 1979
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