DiPasquale’s home is located on North Hamilton Street
in the Fourth Ward. The home was nominated for the September
recognition by Ward 4 Alderman Rick Hoefle.
As everyone gathered on the front lawn, Dave and Barb Schroder,
DiPasquale’s in-laws and their daughter Jennifer DiPasquale were
among those in attendance. The Schroder’s owned the house prior to
DiPasquale. They shared some stories about the nuances of the 1860’s
era home, including the oil murals painted on the interior walls
when they moved in. They also talked about preparing to do
electrical wiring in the upstairs of the home, and finding gas light
lines when they pulled up the floorboards.
The Schroder’s did a lot of improvements on the home and DiPasquale
has continued making improvements while protecting the integrity of
the original design of the home.
As they visited, Ward 4 Aldermen Jeff Hoinacki noted that he was
very familiar with the house prior to the Schroder’s purchasing it,
noting that at one time in its history, the home belonged to
When it came time for the presentation, Hoefle noted that he had
nominated the house because it was well taken care of, and had a
great deal of curb appeal. He said that the aldermen in Lincoln look
for homes that are obviously well taken care of and seek to reward
homeowners who take pride in their property.
DiPasquale was gifted $50 in Chamber Bucks, which can be spent
locally at any Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce member
business that participates in the Chamber Buck program.
Steve DiPasquale, the aldermen and mayor, and his extended family
members then posed for a picture with the Lincoln Home of the Month
sign. The sign will remain in the front lawn of the DiPasquale home
for the remainder of the month.
After the presentation, Goodman noted that the Home
of the Month program will continue into the fall and winter, with an
emphasis on fall and the holidays.
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The home features well-trimmed shrubbery and a wraparound front
porch adorned with hanging ferns and other potted plants and
The home also features a large back yard and a newer back deck.
DiPasquale also invited everyone to come in and take a walk through of the home.
The interior, minus the murals, has been redone with the original floor plan
intact. The kitchen is a large focal point in the house and features tin
ceilings. Jennifer DiPasquale explained that the tin ceilings had been redone
but kept as close to original looking as possible, and a back splash around the
sink and stove areas had been added from the same tin material as the ceiling.
Barb Schroder remembered the week they came home from vacation and had found
that the original ceiling in the kitchen had collapsed, thus the remodel.
At the first meeting of the Lincoln City Council each month, each alderman
nominates one home within his or her ward. The names are placed in a basket and
City Clerk Peggy Bateman draws out the month’s winner.