The house is a good example of a city home of a small businessman of modest means in the period just before the Civil War. The Joseph Staub House is a city home built for a small businessman of modest means in the Lockerbie Square area of Indianapolis in 1859. Built of common bond brick, the original section of the house was three rooms deep on the first floor and one room deep on the second floor. Two early additions added a second and third room on the second floor while a later addition on one and one half stories with a side porch was made at the rear of the structure. The south elevation includes a two story inset porch and a two story bay window; the entrance on the east elevation is recessed into the building under a cast iron balcony supported on wooden scroll brackets. The house is to be restored by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.

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