Sunday, May 31, 2015

309 N. Way Ave. - Sutton House Project

What do you know about the house at 309 N. Way Avenue

309 N. Way Avenue
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We welcome your comments about this house, for instance:

-          When was the house built?
-          Who built it?
-          Is there anything interesting or distinctive about the design, construction or features of the house?
-          Who lived in the house and when?
-          Were you ever in the house? What did it look like?
-          What stories have you ever heard about the house?
-          Any other comments…

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Sutton Historical Society said...

Built by John and Emma Gray in 1908 according to most accounts - some evidence of an earlier construction, maybe 1905.

Sutton Historical Society said...

This home was featured in the Sutton Historical Society's 2008 calendar Sutton Historic Homes.

"This home at 309 N. Way Avenue was built in 1908 as the retirement home of John and Emma Gray. The Gray's initially lived in the home at 311 N. Way. John Gray and his father were among the early settlers in Sutton arriving from Iowa in 1871. John Gray started a lumber yard near his home in August, 1871 and was in the lumber business for thirty years. This was the home of several families over the years including Nicoli, Nolde and Griess families. Deb and Robert Unterseher operated Aunt Emma's Tea House in this home for nine years before the house became the home of the Sutton Historical Society in 2006. The home has been well-preserved with distinctive decorative glass and woodwork and contains authentic period furnishings including the Gray's original dining room set."

The Sutton Museum employees this house as a typical home with furnishings in the Midwest circa 1908.