731 Miami Avenue
Name: Meurer/Cooke House
Historic Plaque: N
Owner Info: N
Lot: 33 (32?)
Description: Originally 3 story
Original Use: Residential
Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N
Add To: N
Sub From: N
Changes Details: 1977 - Donald Cooke installed aluminum siding. 1986 - wrecked existing concrete deck and erected new wood deck. 2006 - Kennedy permit to add & remodel (John Koury Architects). Major remodeling so house does not look the same outside. As much inside was saved as possible.
Curr Date Fr: 2010
Curr Date To:
Original Owner: Charles A. & Daisy Meurer
Date Fr: 1896
Date To: Date To:
Owner 1: Caroline Burger (a Meurer daughter)
Date Fr 1: 1957
Date To 1: 1958
Owner 2: Donald C. & Margaret S. Cooke
Date Fr 2: 1958
Date To 2: 1992
Owner 3: Herbert Stanley Cooke (son)
Date Fr 3: 1992
Date To 3: 2006
Owner 4: Paul L. Jr. & Joanne M. Kennedy
Date Fr 4: 2006
Date To 4: 2017
1975 Owner: Donald C. Cooke. Ir pt 31, 32, 33 Sib 2
Four Square, siding, hip roof with 2nd floor dormers, Meurer's studio on 3rd floor. Only 2 stories when the Cookes lived there and then back to 3 stories. In 2007 the Kennedy's finished their remodeling of the Meurer home. They were able to keep the original footprint of the home with the exception of adding a 2 car garage and a cantilevered addition to the family room. They also restored a 3rd floor to the home with a gable roof. This home is 95% new construction. Original home of famous artist Charles Meurer, the charm and original footprint has been maintained while completely rebuilding and remodeling this residence. The home boasts of 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath, plus an open study and full third floor, 2 car attached garage and deck. There is a first floor laundry room, half bath, mud room, with access to the garage, natural maple kitchen with garden window, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and an island with bar space. The floors in these areas are 16 ceramic tile. Large rooms and high ceilings with deep crown moldings grace the first floor. There are original fireplaces in both the living room and the family room, which have been rebuilt and converted to gas. The entry has two closets and porcelain floor. The family room bay windows overlook the spacious deck and outstanding view of the Little Miami River. Hardwood floors are throughout the home with the exception of the kitchen, baths, entry, and third floor. Deep and wide woodwork compliment the whole house.
Story 1 : 1897 resident: Charles Meurer at corner Miami & Stanton - artist. Also in 1911-12 Directory as well as Daisy F. Meurer.
Story 2 : Charles Alfred Meurer was born 15 March 1865 and died 13 March 1955, aged 89 years. Daisy Meurer died 23 February 1956. They are both buried in Section 19 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, Monroe Funeral Home.
Story 3 : Charles, Daisy, William D. & Eveynor Whittaker (nee Meurer) at this address in 1953. There's an article from Stan Miller's 1950s scrapbook about William Whittaker in the TPHS archives.
Story 4 : Newspaper clippings and other information about Charles Meurer are in the Historical Society people file.
Story 5 : C. K. Meurer, nephew of the artist, does black top in Remington. C. K. Meurer Corp., 33 Glendale Milford Road, Loveland, OH 45140. 831-7500.
Story 6 : The Main Library (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County) in ARTCAGE has a copy of My Uncle, Mr. C. A. Meurer: celebrated still-life artist by Elsie Wilson Flagle.
Story 7 : The Cooke family (the Bee Man) has lived in the Meurer home for many years. She died in October 1994, he in 2002.. Article on the beekeeping & the Bee Man in the file (1991).
C. A. Meurer (died 1955)
Donald & Marge Cooke
'' (Margaret Cooke died 10/20/1994)
----- (Donald Cooke The Bee Man died 2/6/2002)