3 Circus Place

General Information

No: 3
Street: Circus
Name: N
Family: Willett
Historic Plaque: N

Owner Info: Y
Built: 1969
Sec: 28
Sub: Circus Place
Lot: irreg pt 5
Architect: Steinkamp & Nordloh
Cont/Build: Norval Julnes

Description: Brick
Original Use: Residential
Current Use: Residential

Add To: Y
Sub From: N
Replace: Y

Changes Details: 1979 - Popes added a deck along the entire back of the house. 1987 - Popes replaced wood siding with vinyl-coated steel siding.


Current Owner: Jason& Leslie (Pope) Willett
Curr Date Fr: 2011
Curr Date To:

Original Owner: Charles J. Joe & Susan Sue Williamson
Date Fr: 1969
Date To: 1972

Owner 1: John A. & Ellen M. Jackson
Date Fr 1: 1972
Date To 1: 1978

Owner 2: Michael T. & Kay S. Pope
Date Fr 2: 1978
Date To 2: 2011

1975 Owner: John A. & Ellen M. Jackson. Irreg pt lot 5


Story 1 : The house sits on former Robinson Circus property. Tillie's grave marker is between 3 & 1 Circus Place, although it isn't clear where Tillie is buried. Next to the garage are the very heavy stone steps children used to climb to board Tillie. Mike Pope's mother and uncle rode her when they were children as did many others.


1969-72 Directories:
Joe & Sue Williamson

1973-76 Directories:
John & Ellen Jackson (moved from Los Angeles)

1978 Directory:

1980-2010 Directories:
Michael & Kay (nee Steigerwald 800 Princeton) Pope (2011 Sold to the Pope's daughter & son-in-law)

2011-12 Directory:
Jason & Leslie (neePope) Willett