Newkirk Mansion (TIM ALWARD PROPERTY ...

Newkirk Mansion (TIM ALWARD PROPERTY OWNER)

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HelpingHand

United States

#1 Dec 18, 2010
There are a many of us in Fayette County that would like to know what your plans are with the Newkirk Mansion. It has sat vacant and taking a beating over the years as I’m sure you know. I have read where you are a contributing factor there in Brown County for helping to restore historical buildings rather than tear them down. That is great! I am hoping you want to do the same for our County and your property. I am willing to help in any way possible, just please let us citizens of Fayette County know what you are planning to do with our history, and for some of us a house we've dreamed about for years!
Ann In Connersville

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 19, 2010
Dr.Alward,
Many of us that live in this area have loved this house for many years. It's so beautiful, but It makes my heart weigh very heavy when I see the condition it is in. Vandals busting out the windows and taking away the homes natural beauty. I am a friend of "helping hand" in the first post and we both would do anything we could to help you.We always drive by to make sure nothing funny is going on at what we call "Our Dream Home". And believe me there is a lot of stuff happening down there with that mansion. This is a beautiful gem of our town and we don't want it to fall into disrepair. The disrepair process has started with many broken windows leaving parts of the insides to be exposed to the elements. So VERY VERY SAD. Let us help you anyway we can Sir. And please if anyone reading this Knows Dr. Tim Alward please relay the message to him that we love his historical home, it's the crown jewel of this town and we want this home "our dream home" get restored to it's natural beauty. Thank you and have a good day.- Ann O.

Since: Feb 11

Carmichael, CA

#3 Mar 15, 2011
HelpingHand wrote:
There are a many of us in Fayette County that would like to know what your plans are with the Newkirk Mansion. It has sat vacant and taking a beating over the years as I’m sure you know. I have read where you are a contributing factor there in Brown County for helping to restore historical buildings rather than tear them down. That is great! I am hoping you want to do the same for our County and your property. I am willing to help in any way possible, just please let us citizens of Fayette County know what you are planning to do with our history, and for some of us a house we've dreamed about for years!
Dear HelpingHand,
I just saw your comments today. Thanks for them & for your concern, interest & offer to help save/restore this wondrous
place. I have someone staying in the house full-time & so far
this has been working out well. Lots of times this house has been entered without my OK or knowledge since I bought it in
12/08. Rarely has anyone done damage to the house, but early on
some significant & discouraging & expensive damage was done.
I'm trying to restore it. Perhaps we should meet & talk
about this?
Respectfully, Tim

Since: Feb 11

Carmichael, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2011
Ann In Connersville wrote:
Dr.Alward,
Many of us that live in this area have loved this house for many years. It's so beautiful, but It makes my heart weigh very heavy when I see the condition it is in. Vandals busting out the windows and taking away the homes natural beauty. I am a friend of "helping hand" in the first post and we both would do anything we could to help you.We always drive by to make sure nothing funny is going on at what we call "Our Dream Home". And believe me there is a lot of stuff happening down there with that mansion. This is a beautiful gem of our town and we don't want it to fall into disrepair. The disrepair process has started with many broken windows leaving parts of the insides to be exposed to the elements. So VERY VERY SAD. Let us help you anyway we can Sir. And please if anyone reading this Knows Dr. Tim Alward please relay the message to him that we love his historical home, it's the crown jewel of this town and we want this home "our dream home" get restored to it's natural beauty. Thank you and have a good day.- Ann O.
Dear "Ann in Connersville",
Please not my reply to your friend "HelpingHand" & consider
it as if addressed equally to you.
Respectfully, Tim
just hoosier me

Evanston, IL

#5 Mar 22, 2011
there are several georgeous mansions like the newkirk mansion scattered about in indiana. i wonder if the same craftsmen traveled around various geopraphic locations building these mansions that look so similar. what a beautiful sight when one is driving and sees such a masterpiece. the thompson mansion in edinburgh indiana sits upon a hill and the coupolo was indeed used to watch the river and the goings on at the mill. such masterpieces deserve to be restored. hats off to the dr for trying to restore the newkirk.
concerned neighbor

Delphi, IN

#6 Jul 21, 2012
i was visiting a friend of mine that lives at the bottom of burtons lane right next to your beautiful mansion and she said she is moving because of the drug traffic and traffic in general coming up and down that hill. The yard looks terrible Mr. Alward and I have been in love with your home since I was a young child and would love the opportunity to live there and fix it up. I have ample references for my ability to repair and my character as a person and i can promise I will treat this beautiful home of yours as my own and there will be no riff raff up and down the hill all hours of the day and night and I will spend every cent i earn on repairs on this gorgeous place. If you would only give me a chance you will see results every time you come to visit. I also have experience in decorating, but i could send you a resume and references if you ask. At the risk of sounding like I am begging (lol) I would kill for a chance to live there! Just give me a year! I will show you what I am made of.:D
Sincerely Yours
Rita Adams
If you would like to send and email or some way to contact you, I would rather not put my number on this public forum! THANKS AGAIN
Ida

Greenfield, IN

#7 Jul 21, 2012
If you would enjoy meeting and talking with a descendant of the original owner of the mansion who has been in the original house, Dr. Alward, please send a contact phone number and I will pass it on to him. He has no computer, so don't bother with an email address. He and I viewed the house from the driveway recently, and he is very pleased with your work so far.

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