Falk-Tomlinson-Sillings House
2531 Glenwood Court
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
This National Register eligible, upper-middle class residential area was developed by the Glenwood Realty Company in the short period of time between the mid-1930s and World War II. Prior to its development, the tract of land was home to the athletic field and amphitheater of the historic Glenwood Park. Most area teams played at the athletic field that was leased to the Glenwood Park Association. New Albany High School used the field for its football games and the Calumet Club also made use of the field for its sporting events.

In 1902 twenty-five acres, which is currently the residential area of Glenwood Park and Glenwood Court, was acquired by the Louisville and Southern Indiana Traction Company. The Company ran the interurban rail line that connected New Albany, Jeffersonville and Louisville. As a marketing tool to help increase passenger traffic the entrepreneurs of the line wanted to create a destination spot. The historic park was opened in 1903, and was used for picnics, summer opera, entertainment, recreation, political speeches and a Chautauqua event. Thie image above shows the park during the 1908 Chautuaqua. Besides the athletic field and amphitheater, the park included rustic bridges, children’s amusements, a roller-skating rink and boat rentals. In its early years it was by far the most popular park in the Falls Cities area, but its popularity waned with the decline of travel by streetcar, and the site was sold for development in 1935. The 1937 flood destroyed the remainder of the park’s amenities.
The home at 2531 Glenwood Court was constructed circa 1938 in an English cottage-inspired style. The first owners were William and Mae Falk. Mr. Falk was a credit manager for the Indiana Veneer & Panel Company. By the publication of the 1943 New Albany City Directory, Robert Tomlinson – an auditor with the Breece Veneer & Panel Company – and his wife Martha were living here.  
The Tomlinsons continued to reside here through the late 1940s, when George and Meta Sillings purchased the home. Mr. Sillings was the vice president of the New Albany Steam Laundry. The Sillings remained here for the next three decades, with Mrs. Sillings passing away in 1976 and her husband passing three years later.

From the auction listing:
Brimming with 1930’s charm and design this 1376 square foot brick cottage with a basement is ripe with opportunity for redesign or reimagination. A steep roof with striking cross gable lines, paned windows, vintage doors, and a breathtaking panoramic window in the kitchen all add to the unique aesthetic of this home. Each room flows freely into the next via wide openings with original trim, crown, and chair molding. These period design touches have withstood the test of time and have truly made the home inviting for years to come.

The 1376 square foot home features a living room with a fireplace, formal dining, equipped kitchen, large family room with a fireplace surrounded by walls of windows, two bedrooms, and one bath on the first floor.

A great opportunity for expansion with the staired access to a 33’ foot floored attic and a 1035 square foot basement with full bath.

The home is equipped with natural gas heat and central air, recently replaced in 2018. A detached 20’ x 20’ garage sits on a private 52’ x 120’ lot. A great home to call your own!
Great home with lots of potential.

BUYERS PREMIUM 10% Buyer's Premium added to the hammer bid price to determine the final purchase price. REAL ESTATE TERMS: 10% non-refundable down payment in the form of cash, check or wired funds is due within 24 hours following the auction, balance due in 40 days. Taxes prorated to the day of closing. Possession at closing. Selling as is without contingencies, all inspections welcomed prior to the auction. Square footage of home and lot size per courthouse records.
OPEN INSPECTION Monday, July 27, 4pm - 6pm and Monday, August 3, 11am - 1pm. More information at http://www.harrittgroup.com/glenwood-cottage-online-auction/42237/.

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Sale Price: $1.00
Contact: For more information contact Harritt Group, Inc. at 812/944-0217 or info@harrittgroup.com

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