Saturday, December 29, 2012

Norris House


This picturesque home was built in 1885 by Stephen R. Norris, who had come to the U.S. from Canada in 1884.  In 1888, Mr. Norris married Adeleine "Adda" Lockart, who was the niece of John J. Hart.  She accompanied the Harts when they came to Sierra Madre from Cleveland in 1884. 

Stephen and Adda Norris had two children: Stella Lockhart Norris and James George ("George") Norris.  Mr. Norris, owner of a grocery store that was one of Sierra Madre's earliest merchants was also, for a time, postmaster of the City of Sierra Madre. 

The Norris House was completely restored in 1985, the home's centennial.


6 comments:

  1. What a storybook house that is!.. Its great that they renovate, too bad they don't where I live!. I am sure we have some historic homes in local neighborhoods and if we do, they have failed to update them...

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    1. That's sad... Maybe someone will start the trend soon.

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  2. It's so cozy. Are there two front doors?

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    1. What a good eye you have! I hadn't noticed the second door. I'll have to look at it more closely next time I walk by... I wonder if it's always been there.

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  3. Sweet! I love the stories that go with your pictures.

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    1. Thanks, PB! I enjoy finding extra info on ancestry.com. I was excited when I looked up Adda and discovered she had lived with the Harts!

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