George G. Tanner House
1431 North Delaware Street
Although this house does not bear a close resemblance to the house at 1413 North Delaware, it too is representative of the Queen Anne style. It reflects a form of Queen Anne popular in England. The house appears to be an eclectic mix of elements, oriel windows, crenellated towers, swans neck pediments, and leaded glass. On this house they blend to give a truly distinctive and unique appearance. It was built as the home of George G. Tanner.
After graduating from Georgetown University, Tanner (1854-1914) returned to Indianapolis where he eventually found work as a manager of a tinners' supply outlet. After gaining experience in this business, he opened his own firm, Tanner, Sullivan & Talbott in 1878. The company dealt in tinners supplies, sheet iron and metals. In 1904 Tanner bought out his partners' interests and the firm became known as Tanner & Co. Active in local business circles, he organized the American Tin Plate Company and was a founder of the Marion Trust Company. The Indianapolis Board of Trade elected him its president in 1889, and he held a position on the board of governors for many years. Tanner lived at this address until his death in 1914.
Old Northside Historic Area Preservation Plan, 1979
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