1 Oxford Avenue


General Information

No: 1
Street: Oxford
Name: Terrace Park Country Club. Clubhouse 1915-circa 1930
Family: Pruiss
Historic Plaque: N

Owner Info: Y
Built: 1915
Sec: 23
Sub: Pattison & Iuen
Lot: Pt 62-63, pt vacant street
Architect:
Cont/Build:

Description: The original building of the Terrace Park Country Club with a large ballroom on the upper floor with a river stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling, open porch to the rear overlooking the Little Miami River. Lower level had a locker room. 6 golf holes, 4 clay tennis courts and outdoor dance floor. According to a letter from the Country Club in 2004, the Terrace Park Country Club was founded in 1900 within the Village of Terrace Park, incorporated in 1910 and moved to its Milford location in 1931. There's more information in this web site with 103 Miami and in the Terrace Park Historical Society archives.
Original Use: Terrace Park Country Club Clubhouse
Current Use: Residential

CHANGES As Built: N
Add To: Y
Sub From: N
Replace: N

Changes Details: 1933 - converted to a private residence. 1984 - Ross remodeling: added master bedroom and full bath on upper level, divided lower level into 3 bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and basement. New interior systems (wiring, plumbing, heating/AC) and exterior (roof and siding). Thermopane windows and screens. (Batt) insulation.


Owners:


Current Owner: Jeanette MacMillan (& Carl) Pruiss
Curr Date Fr: 1988
Curr Date To:

Original Owner: Terrace Park Country Club
Date Fr: 1910
Date To: 1933

Owner 1: Alvin Hodges
Date Fr 1: 1933
Date To 1: 1942

Owner 2: Carl R. & Margaret M. Marjorie Hettrick
Date Fr 2: 1942
Date To 2: 1981

Owner 3: Harry S. Ross
Date Fr 3: 1981
Date To 3: 1986

Owner 4: Jeanette C. MacMillan
Date Fr 4: 1986
Date To 4: 1988

1975 Owner: Margeret M. Hettrick


Stories

Story 1 : The old beams have been retained to support the cathedral ceiling. The outdoor dance floor is still in place. The skeleton of the house remains with its river stone fireplace and foundation.
Story 2 : Carl Hettrick died September 13, 1975.
Story 3 : Information about Jeanette Pruiss as a weaver in the file. Article about Jeanette & Carl Pruiss in the Village Views, September 2001. Jeanette MacMillan Pruiss, a native Cincinnatian, received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art from Edgecliff College. She learned weaving 40 years ago at the Cincinnati Art Museum under Hazel Walters Keethler. Jeanette has been commissioned to weave hangings, tapestries, and liturgical textiles for corporations and churches in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. She was a founding partner in Peach Mountain Studio, a weaving, spinning and knitting shop in Madeira, and taught textile arts for 21 years at Edgecliff College. Jeanette was president of the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati from 1959-61. (from an undated card about her)
Story 4 : Carl Pruiss died 8 June 2010 at the age of 84 from complications of heart disease.
Story 5 : The Pruiss home was on the 1992 Sunday December 6 An Historic Walk Through Terrace Park TP Garden Club House Tour . Homes were open from 1-5 PM. Proceeds were used for village beautification.


Directories:

1942 Map:
Hettrick

1951/3 Map:
Carl Hettrick (was listed on Hawthorn)

1959-1980 Directories:
Carl & Marge Hettrick

1982-86 Directories:
Harry S. Ross

1988-2009 Directories:
Carl & Jeanette MacMillan Pruiss

2011-12 Directory:
Jeanette MacMillan Pruiss