The two story brick house at 21 E. Walnut St. was built circa 1862. The first owners were Eve Johnson
and Mary Nace. Just a few years later, in 1866, the home changed hands to new owner Mordecai Clark,
son of Tippecanoe Founder John Clark.
In 1919, the house was owned by the Abraham Taylor family. Abraham’s wife, Lula Nunlist, was the
daughter of the City Hotel owner, John Nunlist. Alden Sampson III, owner of the car that won the 1928
Indianapolis 500, lived with the Taylor’s when he resided in Tipp City.
Ray and Guustie Alvarado purchased the home in May of 2016.
The Alvarados fell in love with the newly
renovated home, with its modern kitchen and refinished original pine floors, and have added their own
touches. Guustie, an artist, displays her work in the stained glass doors and transom windows of the
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