|Address:||306 North Main Street|
|Architectural Style:||Queen Anne|
|Year Built:||c. 1890|
This Queen Anne style house was owned and occupied for many years by members of the Sipe family. In 1906, Almanza R. and Carrie A. Sipe were listed as residing at this address. Born December 6, 1846 in Richland County, Almanza R. Sipe worked at his father’s tailoring business until moving to Mount Vernon in September 1878. In Mount Vernon, Sipe worked for about four years until 1882 when he partnered with John M. Ewalt to form A. R. Sipe & Company, which existed until 1903. Sipe then took a new partner, William H. White, and the two formed the firm Sipe & White, expanding their business to include men’s furnishings as well as hats and caps. As of the year 1904, Mr. Sipe’s business was located at 135 South Main Street.
Mr. Sipe was married on May 25, 1869 to Helen Virginia Stimmell, who passed away on November 26, 1900. In September 1902, Mr. Sipe married Carrie McMillen of Martinsburg, Ohio and the couple resided at this home, 306 North Main Street, known as a pleasant and substantial family home. A. R. Sipe belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a member of the Masonic Order. He held stock at the Reeves Engineering Company and was president of the Elmwood Realty Company.
Many changes have been made to this building over the years. The most prominent changes include additions to the back of the house, alterations to the front entrance, and a variety of changes to the interior wall materials, exterior wall materials, ceilings and windows. The most striking feature of the house is a round tower on the corner with a bell-shaped roof. The gables of the house have imbricated shingles. Under the eaves there is a dentil motif present.