Jesse W. Fell, a small marker for a charmed lawyer from Pennsylvania
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Our funky little house was built in 1887, over on the high spot on the north side of the street. In 1917 it was moved to the south side of the street, to clear the high spot for a much more elegant house. We were told by the real estate folks that Jesse Fell, just before he died, had our house built for his two spinster daughters to live in. Old Jesse was a surveyor and lawyer who likely touched nearly all of our town in it’s early days.
Fell helped found the Unitarian church here, where Rustie and I were married. I like to rub the nose of his bust for good luck after entering the church. Fell was a very lucky man.
Yeah, our house was built in 1887. It’s been through hell and it certainly is no longer in "historical" condition. Hot in summer (no A/C), cold in winter, the basement leaks, and the whole house leans toward the back yard. We love it!