Wednesday, June 3, 2015

603 W. Cedar Street - Sutton House Project

We all know a lot about this house. What else can we find out?

603 W. Cedar Street

Welcome to another edition of the Sutton House Project. Check out this page for details and links to other houses posted on the blog:

We welcome your comments about this house, for instance:
Albert Webster (Bertie) Clark
Built this house

-          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 at that time?
-          What stories have you ever heard about the house?
-          Any other comments…

Do you have any photos of this house from the past? If so, we’d appreciate a copy.

Post in the comments below.

Okay, and thanks for playing.

n  The Management


Sutton Historical Society said...

Arguably the most distinctive house in Sutton. No, wrong. It's unarguably so.

This house was included in the historical society's 2008 calendar of Sutton Historic Homes, quoted here:

"This stately home at 603 W. Cedar Street was built in 1902 and was one of three "Clark" houses. Albert (Bertie) Clark and his wife Mayme lived in this home. This house has been well-preserved in much of its original state. Albert Clark was the son of Isaac N. Clark, early merchant and the first mayor of Sutton. Mayme was the daughter of William Weiden, and early Sutton baker and his wife Emma. The home has been in the Plettner family for some time and is the home of David and Hannele Plettner."

Sutton Historical Society said...

Appropriately, this post celebrates the 300th posting on the Sutton Historical Society blog: cue the bells, whistles, confetti and the band. Speeches to follow shortly.

Sutton Historical Society said...

Bertie Clark held several political offices - city council, mayor, county supervisor, etc. and he may have contributed to his father's real estate business. But the main enterprise we find him associate with was as Sutton's Ice Man. Mr. Clark cut ice from the pond to the east of his house, then known as "Glen Lake" and packed it his outbuildings to be sold during the summer.

Most towns had an Ice Man. The Deweese Ice Man was famous for his elaborate pulley system to drag blocks of ice from the Little Blue River up the bank and into his shed.

"Glen Lake" is known to day as "Clark's Pond."

Sutton Historical Society said...

Albert Webster (Bertie) Clark was born in 1871 and died in 1922. His wife, Mayme (Weiden) Clark survived him by 41 years.

Mayme was Sutton's "Queen of the Movers and Shakers" being involved in and usually the force behind most of Sutton's social, civic and cultural organizations and activities. The house certainly contributed to her role in the whirl of Sutton life.

How long did Mayme live in the house after Bertie died?

Anonymous said...

Plettner's bought the house on tax sale in the early, mid 1940's. I have more info and lots of pictures, I will post more info later

Hannele said...

Anonymous , who left the previous post,... well it should have been Hannele

Judi said...

I had wanted to see the inside and finally did. It was in process of renovation and still magnificent. It was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

Hannele Plettner said...

Property, which Albert W. Clark owned and then built his dream home by Glen Lake 1902.

March 28th, 1892, Isaac A. Clark and Mary M. Clark sold property to their son Albert W. Clark.
September 30th, 1902, Albert W. Clark bought more propert from Anna J. Hanke and Fred H. Hanke.
October 13th, 1906 Roy Clark sold property to Albert W. Clark.
May 10th, 1907 Myra E. Forsythe, née Clark and her husband David D. Forsythe sold property to Mayme W. Clark (Albert Clark's wife

In September 1944, Elmer Plettner Sr and Eva W. Plettner bought all thosererties on tax sale.
If I am correct Mayme Clark lived in the house until 1943.
In 1972 home was sold to Elmer Plettner Jr and Geraldine W. Plettner.
We have owned the house since 1974 and love it !