Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 603  Street: Home Name: 
Family:  Owner Info: Y
Built: 1941 Sec: 23 Sub: C. R. Stuntz's Terrace Park Lot: Pt 1
Architect: Cyrus & Jack Baxter (brothers) Cont/Build: Howard Baxter (Jack's father) 
#Owners: 1F Original Use: Residential Current Use: torn down (see 620 Myrtle)
CHANGES As Built: N Add To: Y Sub From: N Replace: N
Mid-late 1950s - Family room/library and bath were added at the back.  1967 -  38' x 18' 6" addition made to the porch (Fred J. Strathmann Sons, architect).  1997 permit for Diamond D. Investments to demolish the home (Drackett & Harth, contractors).
Current Owner:  Date Fr:  Date Toc: 
Original Owner: Jack E. & Grace L. Baxter Date Fr: 1940 Date To: 1956
Owner 1: Jack Baxter Date Fr 1: 1956 Date To 1: 
Owner 2: Peter Fanning, trustee (see 620 Myrtle) Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 1997
Owner 3: Drackett & Harth Const. Co. Date Fr 3: 1997 Date To 3: 
Owner 4:  Date Fr 4:  Date To 4: 
1958 Owner: Jack E. & Grace L. Baxter Pt. Lot 1 Stuntz
1975 Owner:  Jack E. & Grace L. Baxter
Description: Characterized as "home architecture" based on lot.  1 story, brick & siding, gable roof. 
Story 1: House designed by Jack's brother, Cyrus, of Baxter, Woodward Architects in Mariemont.  Jack did some of the drawings.  Cyrus also lived in Terrace Park (404 Stanton) and built their house.
Story 2: Unusual feature: Jack received a national award for plastics in 1939 or 40 for the first adaptation of a plastic fixture over fluorescent lights.  He was a plastics pioneer.
Story 3: When the Baxter home was built there were no houses on the south side of Home from Myrtle to Elm. One could drive a golf ball from his house to the dump.  There were many Victory Gardens behind him.  These  lots were distributed by the village on request. 
Story 4: Jack Baxter was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was related to the Broadwell family across the river in/near Newtown through his mother who rode across the river to get the railroad into town.   He was also related to Dr. Robertson, dentist, at 602 Miami (Jack's great uncle and mayor of Terrace Park 1912-15).  The dental office of Dr. Robertson is no longer as it was at the back of the now greatly enlarged house. Ruth Schmithorst   (322 Harvard) was Jack's sister.  Jack's material on ancestors who settled around or near Terrace Park - but not in Terrace Park - may be in the Cincinnati Historical Society
Story 5: There is census information in the West-Lloyd-Sibley notebook - the Wallace H. Baxter family.  This family appears in the 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1940 census.  Wallace H. may be Howard.  Ruth B., John E., and Cyrus L. are children along with Roger B. & Eleanor L. and their mother Clara W. Baxter.   So far I've not been able to find the link of this family to Oliver T. Robertson.  
Story 6: Note "The Line-Up on Home" by Jack Baxter - pictures in the file.
Story 7: The Baxters had a daughter, Leslie.  Instead of graduating from the Terrace Park High School she went to Walnut Hills starting perhaps in the 7th grade. 
1939 Map: ----
1942 Map: Baxter
1951/3 Map: J. E. Baxter
1959 Directory: J. E. "Jack" & Grace Baxter
1960 Directory: "
1962-93 Directories: "
1994-95 Direct: ''  (Grace died)
1996-97 Direct: ----  (Jack died  July 1, 1997) (house destroyed in 1997 by Drackett & Harth and  hole left)
1998-99 Direct: ----      (new house built facing Myrtle - 620 Myrtle)
2000-01 Direct: