Monday, August 3, 2009

William B. Yandell Home

The William B. Yandell home located on East Bellville Street, built in 1895.

In the early 1890's Marion was growing and several new beautiful homes were being built by Marion's business men. East of the business district of the town, on East Bellville Street, was one of the first area's being opened up to built homes.

W. B. Yandell married Miss Florence Pierce in Jan. 1885 and soon after they had their beautiful home designed and built in 1895.

W. B. Yandell was born and reared in Crittenden County and his entire lifetime was spent in the county and city. He was born in the Frances community April 14, 1857, son of John A. and Margaret Yandell. He was a leader in commercial and civic life in Marion, operating a large mercantile establishment in connection with Sam Guggenheim. He was also a leader in the Republican party and occupied various positions with the party. He was a leader in the First District and also in the entire state. He died in Nov. 1940 in an Evansville hospital and is buried in the Mapleview Cemetery.

This home is still beautiful today. The picture above was made in Oct. of 2008.

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