On October 1, 1903 Samuel D. Forman and his wife contracted with R. C. Dick to build a new 2-story house facing Decatur on a large 110' x 100' lot at the corner of Decatur and Taylor. He paid $1892.95. The contract describes the house in detail. By 1911 the lot had been reduced in size to 75' x 100', and in about 1915 the house was rotated 90 degrees to face Taylor at 901 Taylor to make room for another house on the lot at 903 Taylor.
Samuel D. Forman worked as a clerk for the H. & T. C. railroad. He lived at 901 Taylor until he died in 1951. In 1952 Marion Maggio, an Italian immigrant and a retail grocer, bought 901 Taylor. His heirs owned it until 2012. During that period 901 Taylor was rental property.