This large Italianate style home at 915 W. Fourth Street in Williamsport, PA, believed to have been designed by Eber Culver and was built in the 1870’s by Samual and Emma Otto Filbert as a wedding present for their daughter, Mrs. Lucy Eutermarks. Sadly, Lucy died a year later. Subsequently, her husband, John, rented out the house before selling it to the Harrar family in 1907.
The house is located on what was known as “Millionaire’s Row.” In the late 1800’s, West Fourth Street was the crown jewel of Williamsport, when this city was home to more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country. It was the lumber business and the lumber barons that contributed to the boom in home and church construction.
The house was purchased in 1907 by Ellwood Scott Harrar shortly before his death on October 25, 1907, and remained in the family until 1982. My father-in-law’s three maiden aunts lived in the home for many years. Mabel, Lillian, and Emily. I found a census record with the three aunts living together in Williamsport in 1930 but it didn’t have a street address.
Photo of the Harrar sisters, July 1963, from our collection of family photos:
The Harrars sold the property in 1982 to Louis and Lillian Esposito. I believe it was then renovated. Here is how it appears today:
The house has 3,260 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and is on a 0.28 acre lot. Here are two shots of the interior that the owner kindly shared with me:
Emails exchanged with current owner.