1408 North Alabama Street
This Queen Anne Style house has a second floor porch. This is unusual, but is also found on the house at 1460 North Alabama. This type of detail adds to the overall picturesque quality which was a characteristic of the style. The residence was constructed by an attorney and real estate dealer, Frank S. Foster, for his residence.
Dr. Barbour Wynn (1860-1922), a distinguished physician, resided there from 1906 to 1916. In the medical field, Dr. Wynn served as the first "City Sanitarian," occupied the Chair of Medical Diagnosis at the Indiana University Medical School, was founder of the Scientific Section of the American Medical Association, and later served as vice-president of the AMA. In the field of History, Dr. Wynn was appointed Chairman of the Indiana Centennial Commission and served as president of the Indiana Historical Society.
Granville Mellon Ballard (1833-1926), who briefly lived at 1408 (1919-21), served in his youth as private secretary to Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright (c. 1850-57). Beginning in 1923, William A. Coppock (1863-1928), founder of the well-known interior decorating firm now known as Coppock Brothers, took up residence at 1408 North Alabama.
Old Northside Historic Area Preservation Plan, 1979
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