Tour Stop #5: 501 E. Southern Ave.

Romantic Victorian Charm

This house was built by James Earl, the only mayor of Latonia (which was a city for only 14 years). The young family who owns it bought it from people who stabled horses in the garage and rode them in the valley at the back of the property. The home has beautiful Victorian features, including a wraparound porch with a turret, curved stained glass window, chandeliers that were once lit by gas and beautiful wood floors, doors and staircase. Although the second floor is closed for the tour, climb the steps to see the lovely floral mural that has recently been painted. The dining room has an 11’ long pew providing seating for a custom-built table. The blend of historic details with midcentury furniture, enlivened by the accoutrements of a busy family, give this home a casual, welcoming vibe.