Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 614  Street: Floral Name: 
Family: Byers Owner Info: Y
Built: 1925  Sec: 23 Sub: C. R. Stuntz Lot: 30-31
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 4F Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: Y Add To: N Sub From: N Replace: N
Current Owner: Todd & Deidre Byers Date Fr: 2005 Date To: 
Original Owner: Harry E. King (& Mary) Date Fr: 1925 Date To: 1931
Owner1: Voigt & Lucille Proctor  Date Fr 1: 1931 Date T o 1: 1944
Owner 2: James Long & Mary E. Chapman Jr. Date Fr 2: 1944 Date To 2: 1973
Owner 3: Mary E. Chapman Tr. Date Fr 3: 1973 Date To 3: 2005
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1975 Owner:  Mary E. Chapman
Description: 2 1/2 story brick Colonial painted white, gable roof with front dormer. 
Story 1: Harry E. King had this house built for his family.  His wife's name was Mary Ellis King and she taught piano and was the music teacher at the Terrace Park School for 18 years.  She won a prize for writing the school song ("Terrace Park we sing to thee, Raise our joyful shouts in glee") and another prize for a city wide music contest.  She had studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  They lived at 401 Stanton while their house was being built.  Before that they lived at 303 Oxford and before that in Milford where Joan was born.  There were 5 children: Ruth, Harry Ellis "Bud", Joan (pronounced Joanne) "Jody" (now Gambs), Mary Louise and David.  From here they moved to Mariemont.  Jody went through the 5th grade at Terrace Park School.  In Mariemont they lived on Denny Place while another grand home was being built for them on Miami Avenue.  It was a big house with pillars.  After losing that house to the Depression they moved to Chestunt Street, Park Avenue in Terrace Park (across from Liza Jane Brown, 729 Park?), the corner of Erkenbrecher and Drury in Avondale and then to Resor in Clifton.  From there Jody was married.  She has moved 33 times in her life and has liked every place, finding that there are wonderful people everywhere.  (Jody King Gambs)
Jody Gambs died at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community 20 August 2011, Eldon A. Good Funeral Home. 
Story 2: Stewart Proctor's parents, Voigt and Lucille Proctor, lived here from 1931-1944.  Then they moved to 3 places in Milford before moving back to Terrace Park in 1958.  Voigt is Stu Proctor's grandmother's maiden name on his father's side.  
Lucille W. Proctor died 3 January 1964, buried in Section 20 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, Monroe-Copher Funeral Home. 
Story 3: Stewart Proctor says the Chapman family belonged to the Chapman Dairy family.  They ran a small dairy on Shawnee Run across from where Park comes in and they delivered milk to Terrace Park customers until the time when milk sold had to be pasteurized.
Story 4: From Village views article September 1998: "A favorite memory of Terrace Park resident Mary Chapman is driving a red-spring pony cart, drawn by Happy the pony while delivering corn to customers.  'My father had a barn on Water Street in Milford where he contracted out horse and buggies.  One summer I had a lot of fun selling corn out of my own wagon.  It was 15 cents for a dozen ears.'  Mary also recalls dong a lot of reading in the summer when young.  'We lived across the street from the library, and I spent many a summer afternoon there reading books."
        Mary graduated from Milford High School; she moved to Terrace Park with her husband 55 years ago, when their children, Jim, Nan and Sally (Augspurger at 1 Given Lane & now in Michigan), were young.  They have moved away but enjoy visiting her in the white brick home of their youth on Floral Avenue.  Mary keeps her own home and does her own grocery shopping.  'They won't let me mow the yard anymore, but I do everything else.'  When widowed over 20 years ago she began babysitting for employment.  'I have watched children in a number of families in Terrace Park, some of them for years,' Mary recounts. She also worked during WW II on the night shift at GE, taking readings from engine tests."

     James Chapman Jr. died 9 September 1970 and was buried in Section 19 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH, Copher Funeral Home.  Mary Lucille (nee Ernst) Chapman was born 27 September 1912 and died 18 April 2007, aged 94 years, buried in Section 19 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH. 
Mary Lucille [nee Ernst] Chapman was born 27 September 1912 & died 18 April 2007, buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH    

Story 5: Lots more information about and from the Chapman  family in the Terrace Park Historical Society archives. (See notebook on the Conkling family - 615 Amherst and the store as well as other family connections).
1939 Map: Proctor (parents of Stewart Proctor, 701 Miami
1942 Map: Voigt Proctor
1951/3 Map: James Long Chapman Jr.
1959-70 Directories: James L. & Mary Chapman
1971-2003 Directories: Mary E. Chapman
2004-05 Direct: "       (Sold 2005)
2006-12 Directories: Todd & Diedre Byers