Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 311  Street: Harvard Name: A Sibley/Lloyd House
Family: Owner Info: Y
Built: circa 1886 Sec: 23 Sub: Sibley's Lots 3 & 4 of Camden City Lot: 135-136&pts134&137
Architect:  Cont/Build: J. W. Sibley?
#Owners: 5F Original Use: Residential Current Use: Residential
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
Before 1950s? c1959 Butlers added a 1st floor bedroom and bath.  1963 - Konolds added a detached 2 car garage and patio.  1974 - Bill Konold added aluminum siding.  1991- Konolds expanded the kitchen.  2000 permit for Doug Burgess to make an addition.  Fletcher Homes contractors.  Andy Schaub architect.  
Current Owner: Douglas J. & Debra K. Burgess Date Fr: 1997 Date To: 
Original Owner: James W. Sibley (the builder) sold to  Cicely B. Sibley (wife of James Hastings Sibley) in 1887 (James W. died in 1893, well before the transfer by his daughter-in-law to J. W. & Mary Sibley's granddaughter (Henrietta) and her husband (Sam).  The house then stayed in the Lloyd family until 1952.  (see story 2) Date Fr: 1887 Date To: 1927 (when James Hastings Sibley died)
Owner 1: Samuel Lloyd & Henrietta Sibley Lloyd  Date Fr 1: 1927 Date To 1: 1952
Owner 2: William R. "Bill" Pettit & his 1st wife, Mary D. Pettit Date Fr 2: 1952 Date To 2: 1955
Owner 3: Mary D. Pettit Date Fr 3: 1955 Date To 3: 1956
Owner 4: Gordon C. & Rebecca T. "Becky" Butler Date Fr 4: 1956 Date To 4: 1962
Owner 5: William "Bill" G. & Carolyn L. Konold Date Fr 5: 1962 Date To 5: 1986
Owner 6: Carolyn Konold Date Fr 6: 1986 Date To 6: 1997
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1975 Owner:  William G. Konold. 135-136, pts 134 & 137 Sib 1
Description: 2 story greatly expanded Victorian, siding, gable roof. 
Story 1: This part of Terrace Park was known as the "Sibley subdivision" so  Sibleys owned all of the surrounding land.  They certainly had gardens (with many flowers and especially lovely peonies) where the 313 Harvard house now is and a swimming pool where 313's garage is.  A lot was sold off for building 313. 
Story 2: 2 different stories from Sibley/Lloyd relatives: From Liz Lloyd - house built for Henrietta (Sibley - daughter of James Hastings Sibley) & Sam Lloyd.  From Sam Hicks - J. W. Sibley's house where he planned to stay a year or two and stayed until he died in 1893.  In fact James W. Sibley, the developer, built this house for his son James Hastings Sibley.  When the census was taken in 1900 James Hastings Sibley and his wife Cicely Burt Sibley were living here with their daughter Henrietta Sibley, her husband Samuel W. Lloyd and their daughter Cicely B. Lloyd.  According to the Cincinnati City Directories from 1880 on, James Whitelaw Sibley lived on Grandin Road in Cincinnati.  After his death in 1893 his widow, Mary, moved to Locust Street in Cincinnati.
Story 3: Leslie Jones says "Aunt Hattie" baby sat for her and her brother as children.  
Story 4: This home was on the 2002 Heritage House Tour.
Story 5:

Railroad Houses (from 2008 House Tour)
          James Whitelaw Sibley is responsible for developing more of Terrace Park than any other person.  He was born February 20, 1816 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont and came west through New York state where he married Mary Alida Hastings in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, September 9, 1840.  He settled in Cincinnati as a Commission Merchant.  By 1880 he and his family were living on Grandin Road in Hyde Park where he remained until his death, April 6, 1893.  It wasn’t until 1886 that deeds show him buying up land in what became Terrace Park.  He established four subdivisions: South of Oxford to the north side of Amherst in 1886, Myrtle to Miami and Marietta beyond Stanton to the bluff in 1890, Amherst to Marietta and Yale to Miami in 1891 and the south side of Amherst from Elm to Floral in 1892.  By then he was 76 years old. 
          Once he had some land he needed to start building houses.  It looks as if he then found a Cincinnati architect, bought plans for a house from him for $25 and started building homes using this plan.  These are the ones that have become known as “railroad houses”.  Perhaps they should have been called “Sibley houses” since all of them are in his subdivisions.  Why they were called “railroad houses” remains a mystery since it does not appear that they were built either by the railroad or for railroad employees.  Certainly it was well know that there was easy rail transportation from this newly developing area into Cincinnati for work. 
          The first home he built still stands, now greatly enlarged, at 311 Harvard Avenue for his eldest son James Hastings Sibley.  He too was first listed in the 1880 and 1890 census as a Commission Merchant like his father but by the 1893 Cincinnati City Directory was listed as a Real Estate agent living in Terrace Park.  Before that he and his brother were “helping father”.  In 1887 J. W. Sibley built 306 Rugby Avenue, also now greatly enlarged, for his next son Frank Hastings Sibley.  He also built homes for the West (203 Marietta Avenue) and Bellville families (710 and 716 Floral Avenue) as well as for the Lucius and Amanda Conking family at 615 Amherst Avenue in 1892.  Stella Galloway Boone wrote a paper for the Terrace Park Garden Club in 1942 in which she lists 17 “railroad houses”.  Exactly how each one looked when it was first built we will probably never know, but there seems to have been some variation as in 615 Amherst Avenue.  Most have had significant additions but are still recognizable as houses built by the Sibley family in the 1880s and ‘90s.  It seems sad the James Whitelaw Sibley died just as Terrace Park was becoming incorporated.  According to Ellis Rawnsley both he and his son, Frank H. Sibley, were among the founding fathers of Terrace Park.   

Story 6: Bill Konald died in 1993.  Carolyn Konald moved to136 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Woods, Milford in 1997.
1939 Map: Lloyd
1942 Map: Lloyd
1951/3 Map: Samuel Lloyd
1959 Directory: Gordon & Becky Butler
1960 Directory: ''    & J. T. & Eleanor Talman
1962-97 Directories: Bill & Carolyn Konold (moved from 313 Harvard)
1998-2009 Directories: Doug & Debra Burgess (moved from 707 Lexington)
2011-12 Directory: Richard & V. A. Stacey Dorsten