Historic Greendale Home To Be Restored, Not Torn Down

Posted On February 19, 2018

New owners are in the process of restoring Acorn Hall on Ridge Ave. in Greendale, which was built in 1876 for whiskey maker W.P. Squibb.

(Greendale, Ind.) – A historic Greendale home is set to be restored to its original beauty.

William and Nancy Smith recently became the new owners of Acorn Hall next to the old Dearborn Savings Bank on the 100 block of Ridge Avenue.

The historic home was built in the 1876 for whiskey maker W.P. Squibb, who along with his brother George, distilled whiskey in Dearborn County for more than 50 years. Their distillery in Lawrenceburg was later sold to Schenley.

“My wife liked the house, and I liked the history, said Bill Smith. “It had almost been torn down three times, that’s when I got involved in saving it. It’s all about the history for me.”

Aside from restoring the historic building, Smith and his wife plan to live in the home where he will run his logistics company, NBS Enterprises, LLC.

Smith says he has received a $100,000 grant from the State of Indiana for exterior improvements.

However, Smith says he is still seeking help from contractors, plumbers, electricians, metal roofers, exterior painters, power washers and any others that can provide home renovations or improvements.

“We are trying to keep the home as historical as possible,” Smith added.

Smith says home improvements have began, and he hopes to have the home restoration project completed within a year-in-a-half to two years.

Anyone who is interested in providing their service can contact Bill at (513) 560-3757 or by email: nbsenterprises@fuse.net.