Saturday, December 29, 2012
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.