729 Miami Avenue

General Information

No: 729
Street: Miami
Name: N
Family: Simons
Historic Plaque: N

Owner Info: N
Built: 1912
Sec: 22
Sub: Sibley's 2nd BL 11
Lot: 30, pt 31

Description: 2 story stucco Chalet, low gable: 3 bedroom home on the Little Miami River. River views from all 3 levels.
Original Use: Summer house
Current Use: Residential

Add To: Y
Sub From: Y
Replace: see stories

Changes Details: See Story 1 below for 1954 destruction and rebuilding. Remodeled by Scott Morrow in 1990 (news clipping describes his changes: copy in TP Historical Society house notebook). 2011 permit for Stuart & Denise Simons: Addition/Alteration (Paul Bauscher).


Current Owner: Stuart M. & Denise Nisa A. Simons
Curr Date Fr: 2000
Curr Date To:

Original Owner: Charles A. & Daisy F. Meurer
Date Fr: 1896
Date To: 1957

Owner 1: Caroline Meurer Burger
Date Fr 1: 1957
Date To 1: 1958

Owner 2: Charles D. & Louise Frazee (another Meurer daughter)
Date Fr 2: 1958
Date To 2: 1990

Owner 3: Scott B. & Heidi L. Morrow
Date Fr 3: 1990
Date To 3: 1992

Owner 4: George A. & Jennifer Adair Comfort
Date Fr 4: 1992
Date To 4: 2000

1975 Owner: Louise C. Frazee. 30 pt 31 Sib 2 & pt 31


Story 1 : Dad built a cottage next to his house. He built it completely by himself. Eventually he finished it. He rented it as a summer cottage for years. Many people liked to find a cottage along the river. From the time I was about 5 until I was grown up he managed to rent the cottage. After the war my sister Louise bought the cottage. She and her family lived there about 15 years without making a change. In 1958 my husband's brother rebuilt the structure. It was completely changed. After my sister died a young couple bought the place. It was completely changed in the interior. Recently a second couple bought the house. The house was changed from a simple cottage to a type of architecture very popular in Germany. This was written by Caroline Meurer Burger, daughter of Charles Meurer, artist.
Story 2 : One of 3 houses built by Charles Meurer (731 Miami), artist, and occupied for many years by his daughter Louise Frazee. It was originally built for summer rental. According to a 1991 newspaper article the present structure is actually a rehab itself. Along about 1954...the original home was torn down to ground level. This still left two lower levels, one of which is a typical old-time cellar which can only be accessed from the outside. A typical 1950s-ish two story structure was then added and basically remained unchanged until the Morrows purchased the property.
Story 3 : Charles L. Frazee was born 8 November 1898 and died 30 April 1962, aged 63 years, Copher Funeral Home. Louise Frazee was born 28 December 1897 and died 16 July 1990, aged 92 years, Evans Funeral Home. Both are buried in Section 14 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. Paul Lerou Frazee was born 11 May 1934 and died 5 April 2002, aged 67 years, buried in Section 25 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, Evans Funeral Home.
Story 4 : Jenny Comfort was a Mayor of Terrace Park in the late 1990s.


1942 Map:

1951/3 Map:
Leroy Frazee

1959-72 Directories:
Mrs. Louise C. Frazee

1960-72 Directories:

1973-88 Directories:
L. C. Frazee

1975-88 Directories:

1990-91 Directory:
Scott B. & Heidi Morrow (Sold 1990)

1992-93 Directory:
C. L. Frazee (Sold 1992)

1994-95 Directory:
George & Jennifer Comfort

1996-99 Directory:
(moved to Salt Lake City & very soon to England)

2000-01 Directory:
---- (Sold 2000)

2002-12 Directories:
Stuart & Nisa Simons