Our thanks to Brian Finch,
Creative Visionary Officer of Dark Horse Studios of Mishawaka, for
submitting these photos of his historic, lovingly restored home. Below
is information on their e home directly from his email:
I was just online visiting your website, PreserveIndiana.com. As
an old house fan, I appreciate the attention your website directs onto
the historic and antique houses and structures in our state.
I live in a 99 year old house in Mishawaka, Indiana –
and so I thought I would share some of the history and pictures of my
home with you.
We were successful with tracing the history of our
house, and feel lucky enough to have a complete history of the
house. We even met with a member of the original family that
built our house 99 years ago.
The house is rated a Notable (N) Structure with the Mishawaka Historic
Preservation Commission – this is one rating below the Outstanding
Pictures of our home are attached, feel free to display these pictures
on your website, or use information from this email on your website.
Here is a general history of our house and the original family that had the house built:
“Built for telephone company executive Wilfred Dudding in 1912 as a
wedding gift for his bride Gladyce Doolittle; The Dudding House is a
fully restored 1,408 square foot American Foursquare style house.
Designed and built by a locally prominent master craftsman, John Henry
Wiekamp, the house was finished by July 1912.
Wilfred Dudding, an
English immigrant, and his bride Gladyce, moved into the house soon
after their June 1912 wedding. Gladyce Dudding was born into a locally
prominent political family, also involved with several successful
businesses around town.
The Dudding's raised three children in the
house: Charles; Richard and John. The family remained in residence in
the house until 1945.”
View from the front porch.
view. The house is rated a Notable (N) Structure with the Mishawaka
Historic Preservation Commission – this is one rating below the