c. 1870 Italianate – Hazleton, IN

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Added to OHD on 8/25/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   26 Comments

5406 E State Road 56 Hazleton, IN 47640

  • $223,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3680 Sq Ft
  • 7.45 Ac.
Welcome to the Historic Soloman Peed House built in 1876. The Peed House, famous for being owned by the family of Disney Illustrator, Bill Peet, has a tremendous amount of historic and new world charm to offer in a convenient location 16 miles from Toyota and 25 minutes from downtown Princeton. Bill Peet, who was born Bill Peed, is known as the illustrator for 101 Dalmatians, among many other well-known Disney works. The 3,680 sq foot Italianate style home sits on nearly 7.5 acres of rolling landscape that includes a large lake, an original milk house, and a tremendous 40x64 Pole Barn with concrete floor and utilities. The Peed House includes 6 generously sized bedrooms, 2 full baths, a formal dining room, and all the original woodwork that was installed in the home in 1876. The home features 11 foot ceilings, archways, crown molding, and tall baseboards throughout. The home has the original hardwood floors on both floors and are in every room besides the kitchen and a carpeted bedroom. Each bedroom in the home has a generously sized closet for a historic home, and enough space for an armoire as well. The kitchen features a brick wall that adds charm and overlooks the family room for entertaining guests. The home features 3 different staircases, two to the second floor, and one to the attic. The grand entryway features the original walnut staircase that features decorative Victorian trim. The top of the house has a widow's watch with railing to enjoy the views from above. The Peed House features a newer roof, a new 200 amp electrical system installed in 2016, a new boiler system, and a new well installed in May 2017. Own a piece of Disney and Southern Indiana history today!
Contact Information
Lucas Neuffer, FC TUCKER
(812) 426-9020

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26 Comments on c. 1870 Italianate – Hazleton, IN

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  1. Elizabeth says: 51 comments

    This house gives me the mega-creeps. I love it.

  2. Babebleu says: 10 comments

    WOW…awesome!!! Love the drawings too!! Very special!!

  3. SueSue says: 1104 comments
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    1802 Cape

    Oh the drawings. How adorable. Wonderful house.

  4. GeoffreyPS says: 102 comments

    Would love to see more pics. Looks like there is some form of barn or large outbuilding, but it is not at the location shown in the sketch.

    Google Maps Satellite View: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5406+IN-56,+Hazleton,+IN+47640/@38.4831783,-87.4682445,752a,20y,270h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x886e0367c6c59223:0xc6fe00f8421d0e1b!8m2!3d38.4802233!4d-87.4693236

  5. Lamber says: 1 comments

    I’m impressed they matched the wallpaper and curtains in dining room. Love the cute drawings that are added.

    • chichipox says: 200 comments

      Isn’t that nice? My mother did that to her bedroom when I was a kid. Pictures don’t do it justice on how it looks. Some people think it’s too much matching but I love it. My mom had the paper and material imported from Spain. It cost a fortune but she wouldn’t be deterred.

  6. says: 1 comments

    I imagine it was actually called “Peet House”.

    • JimHJimH says: 5593 comments
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      carsonhall, I thought there might be a typo too, but the family name is Peed. The owners were George C. Peed (1852-1935) and his wife Nancy America Hopkins, who raised 3 children here. Their son was Orion H. Peed who was a schoolteacher in Indianapolis, later in South Dakota. The artist Bill Peet changed his name after moving to Hollywood, probably tired of the juvenile jokes.

      It’s quite a house that prior owners did well to preserve. So many of these big old farmhouses have been replaced by boring ranch houses on farms across America.

      • CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

        Jim, we’re you able to confirm a build date or a time frame? I’ve seen Italianate houses from the early 1890’s, I’m not sure about the symmetrical front elevation, and that newel post make me think it’s older. I would have guessed 1870’s.

        • JimHJimH says: 5593 comments
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          C-John, the state historic database says c.1870 with no other info. That looks about right and agrees with the history. Solomon Peed came to the township in the year 1870, and the house is shown on the 1881 county map on his 400 acre farm.
          Solomon Peed (1819-1895) came to the area with extended family from Person County NC in 1845. They established themselves in neighboring Pike County, where Solomon’s son Orion later became postmaster and sheriff. By 2 wives, Solomon had 14 children, and his eldest son George inherited the house and farm.

  7. Pamela Ky girl says: 44 comments

    The Beautiful home I love the matching curtains & wall paper. The furniture is awesome!

  8. KarenZKarenZ says: 1177 comments
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    I really like those great double arches ( X2) on the front and am surprised that they are still there! So cool that everything outside of the house seems to be intact from the time of the drawing!

  9. LouB says: 76 comments

    I just love the feel of the Italianates.
    There’s something disquieting about the way the windows seem like baleful eyes staring at you knowing something that you’d only know if you walked in the door…..
    Not so sure about the wallpaper though.

    • Donald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 324 comments

      Yes, there’s something about those segmental-arched windows (even if they don’t have truly arched tops in this case) that anthropomorphizes these houses and gives them a strong melancholic presence…

  10. Mary M says: 58 comments

    We checked every Bill Peet book available out from the library, when my children were young. All the buildings in his drawings had such life to them. What a special place this is, right out of his books and how cool it would be to live in!

  11. Ed Ferris says: 298 comments

    Once you get used to 8-foot windows and 11-foot ceilings you find ordinary houses low and cave-like. How they’re surviving the Summer in this house I don’t know, because they don’t have central air (boiler heat per the listing), there aren’t any window units visible, and they seem to have all the storm windows up. If you can open the attic windows and the ground-floor windows when it does cool off at night, you get a chimney effect that makes a house quite comfortable.
    Those storm windows are a bear to handle — they go over hooks at the top, so you have to swing out and lift, once you’ve removed the latches, bent nails, screws, etc., that have been added over the years. A ninety-inch wood storm window with two panes of glass is a two-man lift for most people.

  12. Hoyt Clagwell says: 232 comments

    Oh my god. It would be like living in an Edward Hopper painting.

  13. Sapphy says: 368 comments

    Ever since I was a child I’ve wanted a house with a widow’s watch! There’s a lot of wallpaper to strip and I wonder what the kitchen and bathrooms look like? Can we get some photos of those rooms?

  14. Debbey says: 1 comments

    I Love the Italianates, like this one, they are so regal looking. I have a replica of a Jackson Mississippi Italianate on 2 acres in Southern N.J. which I decorated in the era of turn of the century and couldn’t be happier with it. The large foyers and formal dining rooms of these homes are always such a plus in my opinion,something we have gotten away from in building in today’s times.

  15. Cindy says: 1 comments

    I love this house. So pretty.

  16. lara janelara jane says: 465 comments
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    Wow, I love it! I wanna see more!

  17. John Shiflet says: 5666 comments

    Interesting variant in the Italianate style. Many Italianates are basic cube shaped or rectangular but this one is more interesting with a front bay breaking up the monotony of the front facade. 1870 looks spot on for this one as well. Nice country location but barely visible in Streetview. Nice original details inside as well.


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