903 Elm Avenue


General Information

No: 903
Street: Elm
Name: Sears The Crescent
Family: Duplace
Historic Plaque: N

Owner Info: N
Built: 1921
Sec: 22
Sub: Thomas R. Biggs Est.
Lot: Pt 19
Architect: Sears
Cont/Build:

Description: 1 story The Crescent by Sears (siding, gable roof). Model years 1921-33 (pages 95, 16, 37 in Houses by Mail.)
Original Use: Residential
Current Use: Residential

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Changes Details: Agnes Flynn, great grandmother of James P. Flynn, was first owner (probably not). She died about the time the transfer went to great grandpa. John inherited.Info from Jim Flynn


Owners:


Current Owner: Paul Duplace (sold off land for 905 Elm)
Curr Date Fr: 1984
Curr Date To: Errett-Frommel-McEntush were earlier owners.

Original Owner:
Date Fr:
Date To: 1937

Owner 1: Flynn, John H. Sr. 2/6 et al, John H. Jr. 1/6, Arthur & Mary F. Molloy 1/6
Date Fr: 1938
Date To: 1938

Owner 2: John H. Flynn Sr.

Owner 3: Blanche B. Meyers (lived at 203 Cambridge)
Date Fr 1: 1938
Date To 1: 1944

Owner 4: Chas. A. Meyers
Date Fr 2: 1944
Date To 2: 1945

Owner 5: Pearl Stegemeyer (& Philip E.) (also owned land for 905 Elm)
Date Fr 3: 1945
Date To 3: 1983

Owner 6: Stegemeyer, F. Lee 1/2 & Philip E. 1/2
Date Fr 4: 1983
Date To 4: 1984

Owner 7: Duplace, Paul C. & Chrys. K.
Date Fr 5: 1984
Date To 5: 1984

1975 Owner: Pearl Stegemeyer. Pt 19 & pt Lincoln Ave Vac.


Stories

Story 1 : Information from Jim Flynn (709 Myrtle) - Agnes Flynn, Jim's great grandmother was the first owner (?) of 903 Elm. He thinks that house may have been built as an investment since she and her husband, John, built and lived in a large home at 902 Center Street in Milford.Evidently there were earlier owners so Jim's great grandmother didn't build it. We don't know why they bought this house. For rent?
Story 2 : From Bobby Reuter's baby book: He attended Mrs. McIntosh's(McEntush's) Kindergarten here in 1929-30. Other attendees were Chas. Davis, Eppa Rixey, Margaret Alice Jones & Lorna Critchell.
Story 3 : Philip E. Stegemeyer Sr. was born 30 May 1900 and died 8 September 1963, aged 63 years, buried 11 September 1963. Pearl Elizabeth Hover (pronounced Hoover) Stegemeyer was born 12 December 1902 and died 10 August 1982, aged 79 years, buried 14 August 1982. Both are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH. Services for Pearl Hover Stegemeyer of Terrace Park will be at 2:30 pm Sunday in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park. Mrs. Stegemeyer, 79, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital, Mariemont. She was a member of the Altar Guild at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Seven Hills Glass Club. Her late husband, Philip E., was long time manager of Fifth/Third Bank in Madisonville. She leaves two sons, Philip E. Stegemeyer Jr. of Terrace Park, and F. Lee Stegemeyer of West Palm Beach, Fla; a brother, William (A.) Hover of Ft. Myers, Fla., and seven grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society. Schafer & Busby Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements.
Story 4 : It looks as if this home may have been rental property until the Stegemeyers bought it, since the Meyers lived at 203 Cambridge. The Stegemeyers may have rented it at first. The deeds show the McEntush and Flynn ownership.
Story 5 : Margie Thomas, an Anderson Township genealogist and relative of the Stegemeyers, furnished family information about Pearl. Her grandparents were John Samuel & Clara B. (neeSharp) Hover. Her parents were William Addison and Pearl Mae (nee Long) Hover. Pearl Stegemeyer had a sister, Clara Belle, and a brother, William Addison. Pearl and her husband, Philip Enderes Stegemayer, had 2 sons, Philip and Lee. Terrace Park Historical Society has more information about the family.


Directories:

1939 Map:
Stegemeyer

1942 Map:
Stegemeyer

1951/3 Map:
Philip E. Stegemeyer

1959-63 Directories:
Philip & Pearl Stegemeyer

1963-80 Directories:
Mrs. Philip Stegemeyer (Pearl)

1982 Directory:
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1984-93 Directories:
Paul & Chrys Duplace (Sold 1984)

1994-2012 Directories:
Paul Duplace