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Historic Main Street Home Online Auction


Real Estate — $332,200

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2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13  2024


2:00 PM *
Wednesday, March 27  2024

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716 E. Main Street
New Albany, IN  47150


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  • Wednesday, March 13, 11AM -1PM
  • Sunday, March 17, 2PM – 4PM
  • Wednesday, March 27, 11AM – 1PM

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William G. Vessels Jr. Estate

Perssonal Representative

Teresa M. Vessels

Estate Attorney

Stephen T. Naville
Lorch Naville Ward LLC


Selling online the enchanting Conner-Hegewald residence located in the historic Main Street Mansion Row District of New Albany near downtown. A turn of the century 2734 square foot two-story four bedroom one and a half bath home filled with charm and character thoughtfully preserved with updates including copper roof and sunroom addition.


  • Historic Mansion Row District
  • 1906 Queen Anne Style Home
  • 2734 Square Feet on Two Floors
  • 1348 Square Foot Basement
  • Unfinished Attic with Staircase
  • 4 Bedrooms – 1 1/2 Baths
  • 2 Period Decorative Fireplaces
  • Custom 18’ x 19’ Four Season Sunroom
  • Two HVAC Systems
  • 11’ x 30’ Covered Front Porch
  • Wrought Iron Decorative Fencing
  • Hipped & Crossed Gable Copper Roof
  • 18’ x 19’ Basement Garage
  • Large 50’ x 280’ Deep City Lot
  • New Albany-Floyd County Schools

Become the next steward of this stunning home located in the beloved Main Street neighborhood, just a stroll away to the Riverfront Park and the Ohio River Greenway, or down the street for dinner and browsing the stores. This Queen-Anne style estate built in 1906 with wood clapboard siding is preserved with original details, and hosts on the main level a living room with fireplace, formal dining room, a den sitting area, spacious eat-in kitchen with a true butler’s pantry, 1/2 bath and sunroom overlooking large backyard. Upstairs on the second floor are four bedrooms – three with connecting doors and one full bath, and a staircase to an unfinished third floor. The lower level is equipped with a laundry area, storage and an oversized one-car garage. The home has natural gas heat and central air conditioning. A great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful home, while gaining a community of amazing historic preservationists as neighbors & friends.


  • Leaded Glass Oversized Front Door
  • Wood Staircase with Stained Glass Landing
  • Leaded Glass Windows
  • Wood Floors
  • 10’ Ceiling Height on First Floor
  • 9’ Ceiling Height on Second Floor
  • Two Sets of Glass French Doors in Dining Room
  • Paneled Wood Pocket Door in Living Room
  • Large Eat-In Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry
  • Private Back Staircase off Kitchen

A frame, late Queen Anne style home was built on property once owned by Washington C. DePauw. William C. Conner purchased the new house in July 1906. Mr. Conner was proprietor of William C. Conner Wallpaper Co., located on East Market Street in the downtown area. In May 1918, the property was sold to Edwin C. Hegewald, secretary and treasurer of Charles Hegewald Co., located on Water Street between State & West 1st in downtown New Albany. The company made stationary and steamboat boilers and machinery, glass works machinery, all sorts of brass and iron castings, smokestacks, sheet iron and steel work, and mill supplies. By 1939, Edward and Aldora Cummings had purchased the home. Mr. Cummings was associated with the E. M. Cummings & Son Veneer Co., still located at East 4th and Oak Streets in downtown New Albany. In July 1942, and for the next thirty-two years, the house was home to the Edward A. Flocken family. The Vessels family lovingly made it their home for the last 43 years.


Featured in the “Historic Homes of New Albany, Indiana” book written by David C. Barksdale & Gregory A. Sekula, AICP, and also awarded the Facelift Award House by the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission.


East Main and Market Streets contain the city’s finest concentration of historic residential properties, chronicling the rise in prominence of an Ohio River town from its pioneer days to the Gilded Age of the 19th century and beyond. New Albany’s Mansion Row was the city’s first designated historic district and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission (NAHPC) is a city-appointed body that administers design review in New Albany’s local historic districts, including Mansion Row. The NAHPC works in cooperation with the City of New Albany and others to preserve the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structions for all present and future citizens of New Albany. Therefore, any exterior alterations must be reviewed and approved by the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission through the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). For more information contact the City of New Albany at 812-948-5333 or Indiana Landmarks at 812-284-4534.


Access the Ohio River Greenway from 3 historic riverside towns. You’ll have the best views of the Louisville skyline and the Ohio River. The Ohio River Greenway multi-use path links the riverside towns of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany, Indiana. It follows the banks of the Ohio River and provides river access from each community.

Walk, ride a bicycle, jog, and picnic along any of the established Greenway project green spaces, trails, and paved pathways. For more information;

Ohio River Greenway
Ohio River Greenway — Things to Do

Duke Energy
CenterPoint Gas
Indiana American Water
New Albany Municipal Sewer

New Albany City (Annual) — $1,578.68

Homestead — $45,000
Supplemental — $36,365

Zone X – Area of Minimal Flood Hazard & Area With Reduced Flood Risk Due To Levee

Plat 93 E. 20’ x 280’ Lot 2 W. 30’ x 280’ Lot 3


New Albany – Floyd County Consolidated


From State Street downtown, head East on Main Street 7 blocks to home on the right.


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