Evans-Pamplin House
1720 East Oak Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Sheriff Sale

Listing Description:

Built 1883. Gabled-ell/Italianate. The Evans-Pamplin House.  John S. Evans purchased this new house from John Lowry in November 1883 for $1150.  Mr. Evans was a dealer in organs and White Sewing Machines, with a business that was located on the southeast corner of State and Main Streets in downtown New Albany.

The Evans sold the property to Frederick W. Marten in April 1899 for $2200. Mr. Marten was a bachelor and tailor by trade.  Frederick divided the house into two apartments around 1914 and moved out of the home by 1916.  Mr. Marten died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry Lukemeier, in May 1921 at the age of 73.  The apartment house remained in the Marten / Lukemeier families until being purchased by William C. Pamplin in January 1944.

For the next 56 years the Pamplin family owned the structure, using it as their family residence and also keeping a rented apartment unit in the house until around 1960. The Pamplins were very military-minded people. Patriarch William Pamplin served in World War I; son Robert, served in World War II; Lewis, a master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict; and two other sons served in WWII.

Tragedy struck the family in June 1949 when Robert, at the age of 23, lost his life by drowning in Schlamm Lake in Clark County.  Just three weeks after his son’s death, Mr. Pamplin died at 60 years of age.  At the time, William was employed at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot. 

Mrs. Pamplin continued to reside in the home until the late 1970s, at which time she removed to River View Towers in downtown New Albany. She died in October, 1984 at 90 years of age.  Son Lewis, then retired from the Air Force, moved into the home around 1980 and remained until his death at age 81 in January, 2000.

The property’s judgment number is 22C01-0803-MF-203. With this number you can visit the Clerks Office in the City/County building and enter it into their computers to find the judgment owed on the property. This is public record.

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Contact: To be sold at Sheriff’s Sale Tuesday, 21 October 2008 at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Sheriff of Floyd County (first floor of the City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany). Judgment number: 22C01-0803-MF-203.

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