622 Miami Avenue

General Information

No: 622
Street: Miami
Name: N
Family: Brittingham
Historic Plaque: N

Owner Info: Y
Built: 1905c
Sec: 23
Sub: Sibley's 3rd BL 17
Lot: 17-18, 21, pt 22

Description: 2 story clapboard (originally shingle) Cottage - stucco on wing additions, gable & gambrel roofs, river rock foundation and fireplace chimney. Front porch across original section. Beautiful family room of barn siding with huge stone fireplace.
Original Use: Residential
Current Use: Residential

Add To: Y
Sub From: N
Replace: N

Changes Details: 1964 - added 2 car garage, bedroom and 1/2 bath (Steve Pinkerton). Before 1968 the garage was turned into a family room and a 2 car garage was added to the other side of the house. 1975 - altered for playroom and in 1985 renovated kitchen and rear deck, made a small addition to the master bedroom (Ken Bassett). 2000 permit for Todd Motto to make a family room addition. Blue Rock Builders contractors. Mawhinney & Doty?


Current Owner: Jon David & Cynthia D. Brittingham
Curr Date Fr: 2006
Curr Date To:

Original Owner: Carl & Jane Baker Phares
Date Fr: 1910
Date To: 1938

Owner 1: Hester W. Hargrave (& Bubbles) (at least by 1945)
Date To 1: 1948

Owner 2: Chapman C. & Erma Brown
Date Fr 2: 1948
Date To 2: 1951

Owner 3: Bert R. & Elizabeth C. Doty
Date Fr 3: 1954

Owner 4: Stevens V. & Elizabeth M. Pinkerton
Date To 3: 1956

Owner 5: Polly M. Bassett (& Ken)
Date Fr. 4: 1956
Date To 4: 1968
Date Fr 4: 1959
Date Fr 5: 1968
Date To 5: 1985

Owner 6: David L. & Nancy L. Will
Date Fr 6: 1985
Date To 6: 1990

Owner 7: Matthew H. & Joslin K. Perry
Date Fr 7: 1990
Date To 7: 1998

Owner 8: Jeffrey C. & Wendy B. Langston
Date Fr 8: 1998
Date To 8: 1999

Owner 9: Todd W. & Tracey Motto
Date Fr 9: 1999
Date To 9: 2006

1975 Owner: Polly M. Bassett. 17-18, 21, pt 22 Sib 3


Story 1 : Among the writings of Stan Miller (source unknown): were blessed with many able, exciting and interesting players but catchers seemed to catch much of the idolatry ... Back in the 40s for a few years we had one in our midst ... BUBBLES HARGRAVE, at 622 Miami Avenue. He moved here because of his old pal, EPPA RIXEY. Bubbles who caught for Eppa, and is a member of the Red's Baseball Hall of Fame, said there was none better than his one time battery mate. Lou Smith, sports writer for the Enquirer, Quote Ol' Ep was just great as a pitcher, fielder and competitor, said Bubbles. Look upon him as the most outstanding man I ever came in contact with during my career. Eppa and Bubbles combined for one of the most electrifying moments in baseball. They engineered a double steal. Bubbles and I, said Rixey were the two slowest men in baseball. And we stole on Gabby Hartnett, the best thrower in the business. He couldn't believe it. So he just stood there, open-mouthed and forgot to throw. Bubbles broke into the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1913. He spent time in the minor leagues but in 1921, the Cincinnati Reds brought him here and in the eight years he played in Cincinnati Bubbles became known as one of baseball's outstanding receivers and an idol of Redleg fans. In 1926, Bubbles led the National League in hitting with an average of .353. Then, in 1929, he went to St. Paul, in the American Association, as manager, and in 1930 Bubbles performed with the American League's famous Yankees. He recalls playing with such outstanding players as Eppa Rixey, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock.
Story 2 : Carl Phares family moved in 1928 to 211 Rugby
Story 3 : Originally a summer home? Seems unlikely since the Phares family lived there from 1910 to 1928.
Story 4 : Garrisons moved to 713 Franklin in 1957. Father paid for the cover of the first Terrace Park phone book.


1939 Map:
Doty (Louis & Elizabeth C.)

1942 Map:

1951/3 Map:
Chapman Brown

1959 Directory:
William & Paula Phillips (moved); Robert & Louise Barnard

1960 Directory:
Robert & Louise Barnard (moved); Steven & Elizabeth Pinkerton

1962-68 Directories:
Steve & Betsy Pinkerton

1969-84 Directories:
Ken & Polly Bassett (moved from 811 Myrtle)

1986-88 Directories:
David & Nancy Will

1990-91 Direct:
'' (Sold 1990)

1992-95 Directories:
Matthew Matt & Joslin Joddy Perry (moved from 607 Yale)

1996-97 Direct:
'' (moved to 815 Princeton)

1998-99 Direct:
----(Sold 1998) (Sold 1999)

2000-05 Directories:
Todd & Tracey Motto

2006-12 Directories:
David & Cindy Brittingham (Sold 2006)