Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 710  Street: Floral Name: James E. Bellville House
Family: Koehler Plaque: 2008 Owner Info: N
Built: circa 1892 Sec: 23 Sub: J. W. Sibley 2nd TP BL3 Lot: 35-41 pt 42 
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners: 7 Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
2003 - add garage.  Architects +.  (Koehler)
Current Owner: Sandra T. Koehler Date Fr: 1983 Date To: 
Original Owner: J. W. Sibley to James E. Bellville Date Fr: 1890 Date To: 1912
Owner 1: Frances Weatherhead Gerard Date Fr 1: 1912 Date To 1: 1929
Owner 2: John M. Jr. & M. F. Sizelove Date Fr.2: 1929 Date To 2: 1931
Owner 3: Frances W. Gerard (by sheriff to) Date Fr 3: 1931 Date To 3: 1942
Owner 4: Milford Building & Loan Date Fr 4: 1942 Date To 4: 1942
Owner 5: Vera S. Hussey Date Fr 5: 1942 Date To 5: 1958
Owner 6: Sarah D. Resor (& Joseph T.) Date Fr 6: 1958 Date To 6: 1970
Owner 7: Beverly Meyers Date Fr 7: 1970 Date To 7: 1983
Owner 8:  Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 
Owner 9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
Owner 10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10: 
1975 Owner:  Beverly Meyers. 35-36-37, 38 to 41 pt 42 Sib 2
Description: Railroad houses were built in the 1890s from blueprints sold by a Cincinnati architect for $25.  All are in Sibley subdivisions.  See 716 Floral Avenue for more building date explanation.  2 1/2 story Victorian, siding, gable roof. 
Story 1: 1909 Williams' Hamilton County Directory  lists James E. Bellville (Luella) as a postal clerk.  Other Bellvilles listed on Floral are Jas. B. & Rebecca F.  Is Rebecca a book keeper (b. k)? 
Story 2: Other Bellville family information.  James E. Bellville is the son (???) of James B. Bellville in Anderson township.  Look for James B. in the census.  
Story 3: From p. 33/4 of "A Place Called Terrace Park" - Assuming that perhaps James E. Bellville went by Ed since there was more than one James Bellville - "Mrs. Ed Bellville having to take a broom to rout one foraging [Elephent] in the Bellville haymow."  (or this may have been next door at 716 Floral) 
Story 4: Frances Weatherhead Gerard lived in this house in the 1930s.  She was the grandmother of Mary Gerard Cone (222 Oxford) & Nancy Gerard Ricketts (722 Park & 749 Wooster).  Their father, Stephen Gerard, who had tuberculosis, lived there with her for a while.  Frances Gerard died in 1978.  
Story 5: The Gerard family rented a house in Milford in the 1910 census very near the Cornish and Corwin families.  The father, Turpin, was the manager of a cigar store.  
1939 Map: Gerard
1942 Map: Arthur Hussey (shown as 714 Floral)
1951/3 Map: Arthur Hussey (shown as 714 Floral)
195-66 Directories: Joseph T. and Sarah Resor Jr.
1967-70 Directories: Tom & Sarah Resor
1971-82 Directories: David & Beverly Meyers (1970 from Lancaster PA)
1984 Directory: "      (moved to Walnut Hills)
1986-2012 Directory: Frederick G. "Rick" Jr. & Sandy Koehler (moved from 814 Myrtle)