Dana Coffield renovated this beautiful home at 109 E. Cleveland Street in Lafayette. The 1,077 sq. ft. home was vacant and uninhabitable when the renovation started. It was built in 1908 on property bought from town founder Mary E. Miller by Henry Zook, who then sold it into the Pitchford Family, first to Catherine Pitchford (1888-1909), wife of coal miner William Edwin Pitchford Sr. (1888-1964), an immigrant from Wales. Rose then passed it along to William Edwin Pitchford Jr. , also a coal miner, in 1909. The Pitchford Family sold the home in the 1950s and the long neglected home was gutted and a new kitchen addition with a new foundation replaced the old kitchen lean-to.
If you drive by the home today, you’ll see artist and homeowner Sheryl Mercure’s beautiful landscaping and the nicely done studio/garage that she had built on the alley. This property is truly an Old Town treasure.