Philip Heilman came to Guthrie in 1890 and started the Guthrie Tent Awning and Harness Company. This ornate house was designed by Joseph Pierre Foucart and was one of the first masonry homes in the territory. We were told the first floor walls were especially thick ... owing to Heilman's fear of tornadoes.
We toured Guthrie’s historic neighborhoods in an antique trolley. This added to the ambience of riding down the brick streets that are lined with hundred year old trees and an eclectic mix of vintage homes. As our guide told amusing anecdotes, we soon learned that just about every house in town has a story, from the modest "shot gun" cottages to the elaborate mansions.
Joseph McElhinney House (1910) — 716 East Noble
McElhinney made his fortune in the wholesale produce market.
This is another home designed by J.P. Foucart ... located at the corner of Maple & Warner.
Built in 1922, this enormous mansion was once the Masonic Home for Children. Known as the Providence House, it is now privately owned. This magnificent home includes an indoor gymnasium and Olympic size pool. Now that’s living!
This cute cottage located at 421 East Logan is a Sears Catalog Home. Click here to learn more.
This B&B known as the Seely House, was on the market for $399,000 during our visit. The owner was kind enough to invite Danny in for a tour of the ground floor.
This wonderful Tutor Revival at 324 N. Capitol was once home to Roiling Price who made his fortune in lumber. Hmm ... a brick house for a lumber baron?
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