Cover Story: Celebrating History

Indian Hill Historical Society’s Annual Patron Party
by Moira Grainger

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  • Robin and John Armstrong Robin and John Armstrong
  • Nikki and Graeme Daley visit with Malcolm Ballard Nikki and Graeme Daley visit with Malcolm Ballard
  • George and Mona Glover George and Mona Glover
  • Kym and Mark Kuenning Kym and Mark Kuenning
  • Amiable Bartenders Bill Miller, Eppa Rixey and Andy Hauck Amiable Bartenders Bill Miller, Eppa Rixey and Andy Hauck
  • Laura Harrison, Mary Bramlage and hostess Lynda Schilderink Laura Harrison, Mary Bramlage and hostess Lynda Schilderink
  • Joyce and Fred Koehler visit with Barb Hauck Joyce and Fred Koehler visit with Barb Hauck
  • Esther Binns and Peg Gillespie Esther Binns and Peg Gillespie
  • Bill and Ellen Hill Bill and Ellen Hill
  • Ted and Molly Lucien, Dan and Jodi Feigelson, Kelly and Cynthia King Ted and Molly Lucien, Dan and Jodi Feigelson, Kelly and Cynthia King
  • Jim Barber, Molly Lucien, Ted Lucien and Andy Hauck Jim Barber, Molly Lucien, Ted Lucien and Andy Hauck
  • Edgar and June Cox, Jean Davison, Phyllis Reichle and Kathryn Al-Lamadani Edgar and June Cox, Jean Davison, Phyllis Reichle and Kathryn Al-Lamadani
  • An Ike between two Rosemarys: Event chair Rosemary Welch, Ike Misali and Rosemary Ballard An Ike between two Rosemarys: Event chair Rosemary Welch, Ike Misali and Rosemary Ballard
  • Susan Holzapfel and Rosemary Welch with hosts Lynda and Ray Schilderink Susan Holzapfel and Rosemary Welch with hosts Lynda and Ray Schilderink
  • Susan Holzapfel and Rosemary Welch with hosts Lynda and Ray Schilderink Susan Holzapfel and Rosemary Welch with hosts Lynda and Ray Schilderink
  • The gracious Kroger Farm estate The gracious Kroger Farm estate
     

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon last March, members of the Indian Hill Historical Society gathered at the Society’s annual Patron Party for a memorable tour of one of Indian Hill’s most noteworthy estates.

Hosts Lynda and Ray Schilderink graciously opened their beautiful home to Patron, Benefactor, Business, Cornerstone, 1873 and Life Club members of the Historical Society and shared some of the rich history of this remarkable residence.

The Kroger/Homan estate was originally part of the Kroger family compound that comprised more than 100 acres of property in Indian Hill and was one of five Village homes built for the Kroger children.

This majestic Colonial Revival structure was designed by Guy Chaney Burroughs and was constructed in 1929-1930.  The first residents were Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf (Helen Kroger) Homan and their three children David, Helen and Nancy.  Situated on 23 picturesque acres, the idyllic setting includes meticulously maintained grounds and gardens with quintessential Village horse pastures and white fences where the owners’ horses frequently graze.

Owners since 1987, the Schilderinks raised nine children here, preserving the historic qualities of their home while adding an elegant décor that highlights its beauty and magnificence.

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