The Schluter House

The Schluter House was built by Frederick Augustus Schluter, one of the first six settlers in Jefferson. The land was purchased in 1847 and construction began in 1850, with completion in 1856. Mrs. Schluter chose the location, the corner of E. Taylor and Line street because it was the highest point in Jefferson and would not be subject to flooding.
The home remained in the Schluter family until 1948, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blains purchased it from a Schluter granddaughter. While occupying the home, extensive repairs were accomplished in time for their eldest daughter’s wedding.
To continue his grandfather’s legacy, in 1970, Fred Schluter founded The F. A. Schluter 1818-1882 Foundation to benefit non-profit organizations in Jefferson. The home was later sold to a Mr. and Mrs. Mouton where they lived until 1994.
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Whitaker purchased the home from the estate of Mrs. Mouton in 1994. After restoration of the property, Dr. Whitaker had a stroke, and the home sat
empty for several years.
Cindy and Larry Pinkerton purchased the property in 2004 and have made extensive restorations. Many original pieces, such as the pyramid mirror and matching cornices, along with the Italian marble fireplace in the dining room are among the historic features of the home.
The home continues to reflect the past with impressive double front doors and ornate chandeliers throughout. The pocket doors in the dining room and parlor, and magnificent fireplaces are some of the unique features of the home. The Pinkertons restored the home to its past grandeur while adding the comforts and beauty of the 21st century and keeping the unique and charming character intact.
The Schluter House, currently owned by Cindy Pinkerton, holds both State and National Historic Markers.

602 E. Taylor Street