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Located at 252 East Walnut St., this home was built in 1924. Prominent Elkhart architect E. Hill Turnock designed this unusual Mediterranean Revival style home for the Lamar Mutschler family.
Lamar was the son of Albert and Mary Alice Mutschler. Albert was the founder of Mutschler brothers along with his brother Charles. Lamar was involved with the Mutschler Brother Company from 1935 to 1960 serving as president and chairman of the board. In 1945, Lamar and his wife moved out of the home and exchanged homes with his mother, who could no longer care for the big house next door.
The house features both brick and stucco, a brick patio with covered front terrace and porte-cochere, and portal windows on each side of the entry. The unique window pattern is one of Turnock's design trademarks.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Homes of the Kitchen Industry